It seems that half the people I talk to of – excuse me – a certain age have computers infected with viruses.
Scammers and identity thieves – may they roast in the deepest cinders of hell – are becoming more clever in enticing people to open emails and attachments to emails with viruses.
BE CAREFUL! If there is anything about an email that seems strange to you, don’t open it right away. You might do a web search using the subject line to see if there is something going on. People pass along and forward around infected stuff all the time.
This morning, for example, I got one claiming to be from FedEx. I wind up using FedEx quite a bit, so it had my attention. However, it didn’t look right. I did a search and sure enough there was something malevolent within. Check HERE for more on the fake FedEx thing.
Again, be careful! Exercise a healthy suspicion.
Also, back up your files and do some basic maintenance on your computer. One day your hard drive will fail or you will have some other problem. You will lose things you don’t want to lose and headaches will multiply. I dedicate a little time on Saturday mornings to tidy things up. I defrag the drive if necessary and check the registry and make sure to check my back ups.
One way to back things up, if you are not using a service such as Carbonite, is to have an external hard drive, a big one. I suspect most people initially don’t need one bigger than 1 TB. HERE is one that is pretty affordable.
Memory is cheap. Losing your files is not and is painful. Do the math.
If you are crusin’ around on the internet without virus software and firewall, etc., you’re nuts and you’ll be really sorry.
Make yourself a nice pot of Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea, sit down in the chair, and get it done!
I’m just sayin’
BTW… for the Litany for the Conversion of Internet Thugs click HERE.