1ClassyLady 66F
3304 posts
7/3/2014 1:39 am
Computer hackers

Had your computer ever been hacked? You received email from your trusty friend with link and you clicked that link. All the sudden, your computer got virus. The hackers took your email friends' addresses and their data (phone #, home/work address, title, company, .... everything you put in your "contact list". The next day, your friends received "your" email said you are in Manila, Philippines and at gun point and been robbed and asked your friends for help.

This thing happened on me last year. My friends called me "what's happened?". I said I am safe at home. Don't answer the email, just delete it. I didn't send that email that was automatically sent by hacker who put virus in a link that I clicked.

I immediately changed my email password and took my computer to a company, spent $150 to clean my computer and another $50 to install anti-virus software "Norton". This same thing happened to many people. even Mrs. Michelle Obama's computer.

My pharmacist union secretary who also clicked a virus link. All 7,000+ California pharmacists in the computer got her email said she was in Manila, Philippines (same email I got). She immediately sent email to every pharmacist that they will repair computer and install anti-virus software. It took near a week for them to fix the computer system.

This hacker thing is really annoying. We even don't know who hacked our computers and had to spend money to clean computer, lost email addresses and information.

Be very vigilant !! Don't click suspicious link.

Happy 4th of July, everyone !!

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 66F
3160 posts
7/5/2014 8:39 am

It is a Desktop computer. The one I use most often. I have a laptop, but rarely use it. I also use a "tablet computer" Nexus 7. I like Nexus 7 apps.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 66F
3160 posts
7/4/2014 2:59 pm

Thank you so much for your professional reply.

With very limited knowledge of computer, I know my computer has "Window 7", Mozilla Firefox as browser which was downloaded by my daughter, and installed "Norton" as Anti-virus software.

Mozilla Firefox is pretty good that can immediately check my spelling. I don't use Internet Explorer. It seems hackers like Internet Explorer.

My daughter used to fix my computer, but she went to Detroit for post-graduate medical school, Wayne State University. This summer she came back, but stays with her boyfriend most of the time.

Recently, when I turn on my computer, there is a beep warning sound. The screen says "Warning: You computer Chip Fan is failed".... Please press "F1" and "Delete", .... So, I pressed F1 and Delete simultaneously and the computer works. Should I buy another "Computer Chip Fan"?

I am trying to catch up with current high-tech, but I am NOT as good as younger generation.

Again, I like to thank you for sharing your experience and technology knowledge. I have printed out your reply and I will study it till I understand.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 66F
3160 posts
7/3/2014 10:28 am

To SFHarleyRider:

I admire you have knowledge about computer. You have posted many scammers who used model's photos to lure lonely guys on AFF. I couldn't even upload General Dunford wife photo to show everyone on my last post here.

Would you kindly teach us some "tips" how to be alert "hackers"? How to protect computer from virus. You eat, drink and breath with computer I.T., please tell us some knowledge.

When my computer got hacked last year, it became very slow and malfunctioned. How do you fix it? How do you "troubleshooting" when/where/why those perpetrators? I was mad, frustrated, hurt by hackers. I know my friend didn't send me that link, but he clicked a virus link just as I did.

I want to learn about I.T. knowledge. Please teach us. Thank you..

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 66F
3160 posts
7/3/2014 9:13 am

I used myself as an example to warn people about "hacker". This thing really made me down. I can catch scammers but fail to catch vicious hackers.

My son told me "Put your mouse cursor over IP address (Internet Protocol), if that is NOT your friend's email address, don't open that email". From that lesson, I know a little bit about computer hacker.

Anyway, my computer has anti-virus software installed.

Honesty is the best policy.

jhonny1580 65M
78 posts
7/3/2014 9:06 am

thanks so much for this tip jhony