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Beware latest virus
Posted by donknome-2 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 9:18 PM:

Curious as to what actually happens IF one actually pays the "blackmail"-amount?

I don't use Norton, but I'm surprised that such a high-profile brand-name is that easily-subdued?



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RICK: Yeah, I figured as much, but was just-curious?

I got "hit" with the one from an "electronics"-sales outfit, which also sold THEATER-TICKETS.(Go figure?)Or, at least that's the info my bank and myself unearthed.(Apparently initiated from an online-Wal Mart purchase.)But I got "lucky", and caught it before it had a chance to "grow". And, there were several-THOUSAND other victims, of various-other institutions, as well. Luckily, my-bank made good on their promise, and it didn't cost me anything---other than the embarrassment of the "education".

Check those bank/credit card statements religiously on-line---every day, if necessary---and, although it won't stop it, it'll sure give you a fighting-chance, of not losing your shirt over the deal.

Ain't no honor amongst thieves, huh?☺

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 9:58 AM

Some operating systems use the the F8 key rather than F11. Some require pressing CTRL+ the function key. Might want to refer to an appropriate source for your computer, rather than an Anonymous pal.

-- Posted by Doctor Zhiv on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 4:49 PM

Yeah, thanks RICK. And GOMEZ, too.

Like WHEELS. I printed a hard-copy too---just in-case.

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Sun, Oct 7, 2012, at 11:53 AM


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