Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Oh, not THAT bug...not this time. What I caught was a nasty computer bug called Taplika. Don't ask me where I got it, or HOW I got it because I am a pretty careful surfer. I feel pretty safe because I have Norton Security.
Taplika is a browser Hijacker that takes you where it wants to and replaces your home page to it's own and there are lots of places on your computer where it inserts itself that you won't even know about. When I realized I had it, I did a complete Norton scan. Still had it.
I remembered when one of the computers at work picked up a bug that was resistant to our security, our tech adviser told me to download this program:
It worked then and it worked for me at home this week. Now, my Norton keeps telling me some program is trying to attack my computer, so it probably has something to do with Taplika. The scary thing is that I am now receiving phone calls several times a day from that scammer that calls you to tell you that they are from Microsoft and they are getting reports that my computer has a virus. My caller ID says they are from BUILDERS SQUARE!! I wanted to mention this here because I am just a little computer savey and I am so grateful that I didn't have to take my system to a tech to remove it.
Just remember when you are surfing, THERE ARE SHARKS IN THEM WATERS!!