Yesterday at the office, we decided to get pizza for lunch. There’s a place about a 5 minute walk from our office. I figured I’d order ahead so it would be ready upon arrival. I went to their website and this popped up: Well, I notice this for what it is right away. But is Read More
Just ran across this fake Firefox patch today. Was surfing a news site and this link to an external site brought this up. An additional window to download the “firefox patch” also opened. So don’t panic when you see this message, just realize you don’t want to download or confirm any downloads.
So I’m surfing along minding my own business when I click a link from a very popular news aggregation website. The next thing I see is this BS. It is merely a fake web page that causes no harm, but you will have trouble closing just this tab. You’ll probably have to Ctrl-Alt-Del then end Read More
Look out for this fake. I recently came across it while researching on Google. The Google link took me to a legitimate site, then this popped up: We apparently have our “friends” at simplecomputerupgrade.info to thank for this crud. Notice the disclaimer near the bottom. I’m sure they paid a lawyer a few bucks to Read More
This is a fake software update scam that is pushed on people by scammers that buy ads on Facebook. Here’s how this scam works: Scammers build a website full of eye-candy Scammer buy ads on Facebook You get scammed So, here the ad they use to suck you in: I’d say this ad is aimed Read More
So I went to Pinterest.com today…well, not exactly I accidentally dropped the “i”. What came next was a real pin in the butt. First, a quick redirect to www.call-computer-help.com And yes, they then attempt to put you in a panic. Next comes the pop-up: Good and official looking. Normally you can click the “X” and Read More
So, I got a call from my father today. “I was just on the Costco website and now my computer says I need to update something.”I say: “is there a red X in the top right hand corner to close the windows?Dad: “No.”So I remote in and see the follow BS software update sham.The good Read More