Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Viruses from visiting way too many blogs?

Since I started using Entrecard a LOT and visiting every blog possible, my computer started acting funny and hubby found 45 funky little things.....this is making me re-think using this venue as means of traffic...

Has this happened to anyone?

9 comments:

Duni said...

I let a virus detecting programme run through all my files daily.
On EC I get alerted immediately and then I just close the window before it loads completely. AFter that I run through the programme again for safety's sake!
So far so good.

lina said...

Definitely happened to me. Very troublesome when it happened, but luckily my anti-virus can deal with those viruses. But I had experience problems accessing even my blogs at one time. :(

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

My husband cleaned it up, but it still shuts off when I click on some websites - even when I use my yahoo mail....troublesome

Split Rock Ranch said...

YES, I picked up a nasty virus from surfing the net last month. It took the computer geeks a full week to find it and clean up my computer. They then installed new malware software, spyware and new virus detector software, which has caught several viruses. It caught one this morning so that particular blog is now on my DO NOT VISIT list. However, according to the geek squad, the virus that I picked up (there were actually several but just one really BAD one) they said they see at least one computer per day that has this particular virus infecting it. Sigh, keep your virus protection up to date and run it regularly!

Split Rock Ranch said...

By the way, I switched to Firefox as my browser recently and have had far fewer problems and it runs MUCH faster!

momgen said...

It happened to many times but it is good I have anti virus software, firewall and other safety measures to prevent any damage in my PC. Once in a while my computer will warn me or the whole page will be read just to alert me not to open the site.

Audrey said...

I was told that fire fox won't fix the problem - but if you have linex, you won't get viruses, heard this from a computer geek. Our son has it - has never had trouble. I think we might try it.

Joy said...

I use Firefox and AVG and I haven't had any problems, but the threat is definitely out there. I stick to blogs I know and trust for Entrecard, mostly. Anything that gives me 'iffy' vibes, I won't click on.

Mineral Cosmetics said...

It does not depend on any particular site. You should get a very good anti-virus installed in your PC or laptop. I use Firefox and AVG. :-)