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535822 tn?1443976780

VIRUS Please Read

I received today from a reputable source that there is a huge VIRUS ALERT...... go to Norton anti Virus and Snopes...they are gearing up for a huge Virus..... DO NOT open anything that says POST CARD FROM HALLMARK or an image of a POSTCARD  Check it out for yourselves....Oh and have a nice day
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Thank you, Margy, for the alert!  Some of us are so busy we don't catch the latest news and you get "Meerkat of the day" special recognition for saving our butts :-))))))


(:-)))
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535822 tn?1443976780
Ha Ha Ha well thank you I am the buttsaver of the week, actually someone sent me the alert .....
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HEheeheeeeeehee...you are the "echo" then...still saving the behind quarters (bagging & sagging ones too)

:-)))
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535822 tn?1443976780
You know guys I think I owe you an apology and this allert was a scam..it was sent to a family member who didnt check out the facts .It has taught me a lesson that I need to check out facts before I put them up,as it was family so I didnt bother .It hasnt happened to me before , LOL Apologies for the misinformation.
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Ok guys, first of all what the heck are you doing with Norton in the first place? Go to Avast.com and get a the home version for FREE!!! you sign up for 14 months and in another 14 months you get a reminder to register again...
I've been using this program for the last 10 years and never had virus problems. It has some cool functions that include a boot scan, which it will ask you to do when you download it for the very first time, which scans your computer prior to anything booting up. Some viruses and Malware run with windows programing that is part of your start up programs.
Also, get the FREE malware program called Malware Bytes. If you purchase this program, you will get your updates done for you, otherwise as a the free version, you have to manually update the malware program every week or so yourself.
Both of these programs have cleaned up issues with infected computers for me for years now. Just a heads up for those that don't want to worry about viruses ruining or running their computers...

Also, don't put a screen door on a submarine... if you are using a windows based operating system and using Internet Explorer, then you are doing just that. Internet Explorer runs off of your operating system and opens up doorways for viruses to come in through. Hence the need for Micro$oft to put out security updates all the time.

Find Firefox and download this browser to use to access the internet. It does not run off of your operating system, hence providing another firewall between you and the internet. Along with Avast Anit Virus program, if you go to a website that is infected, it will ask you if you would like to continue, (bad idea) or close your connection to that site to prevent anything from being transferred over to your computer.

This works also when downloading something to your computer. #1 thing to remember is to download everything to your desktop only. Then use the Avast and Malware scans to pre-scan the downloaded item prior to running them, viewing them or listening to them. Once the scans turn up negative, then enjoy your download and move it where you want to put it, then delete it off the desk top. Keep in mind, the desktop acts as an in basket for everything you get off the internet at all times. Keep this rule and you should have no problems with viruses.

Just my 2 cents, but with inflation, only 1 cent left....
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535822 tn?1443976780
ooooh centwiz you are way soooo cool , now I know who to come to to fix my PC problems I pay a technician the earth for his services '
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