Monday, December 19, 2011

Enforce absence

Here is a cautionary tail for all bloggers.

I was checking my sites stats when I notice that a lot of people had been referred from a web site that I did not known. Out of curiosity I clicked on the link only to find that the only thing on the page was a video. As I tried to leave the page my virus alarm went off and pop ups started to appear asking for permission to change things on my computer. Before I knew it my computer and my website were both infected and it has taken nearly 2 weeks to sort the mess out. I'm still not sure if it is all totally fixed, only time will tell. Please check your virus protection is up to date, mine was not (it is now!)and don't click on links in your stats unless you are sure they are safe.


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4 comments:

ange said...

omg brett glad you got it sorted or at least hope you have, ive never clicked on my stats on my wordpress actually but its a great word of warning for those new to blogging

Max said...

Oh no - please don't tell me it was a Russian link? I've just clicked on one of those - doh.

wontletlifedefinemereverb said...

Glad it's sorted now - and thanks for the warning!

Suburbia said...

Thanks for that advice. Glad you could sort it out.

Love that photo :-)

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