A couple months ago, I got this dire warning on my computer that I must call Microsoft immediately because there was a problem with someone using my IP address. I was pretty sure it was a scam so I immediately shut down and when I restarted all was well. I didn't think any more about it. Saturday a similar incident occurred. This time I got this recording over and over again that I was not to restart or shut down and to call them. Once again I was sure it was a scam so I shut down, restarted, and shut down again. This time I could not turn off the message and my computer was completely locked. This is what was on my monitor.
I called the Geek Squad since my computer is from Best Buy and my virus software was originally purchased there with the computer, though they had changed virus companies. I don't quite understand, but this adware (they also referred to it as 1-800-viruses) I picked up is not something that the virus software catches. It was explained to me, but since I am technologically challenged, I didn't quite understand. Luckily I did not call the "Microsoft" number because what they do is get your permission to remotely access your computer, and basically charge you a ransom to unlock it. WTH??? Anyway, over 8 yards of bolt wool later (for you non hookers, $200+), Best Buy got me back up and running and protected for a year. Plus they tweaked my PC so it is running a little faster. It may sound legit, but DON'T believe it.
My houseguest is supposed to be leaving today, but DSO's flight from San Francisco has already been delayed for 4 hours. Hopefully it will not be delayed any further.
Each morning the girls get a dental treat and they run to the same spot in the dining room. Ernestine always sticks her little pug butt in the air while eating hers. Cracks me up :)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)