Always keep your virus protection up to date.
I started couponing and stockpiling late last spring. A good thing, taking a pay cut at work. With school back in, I’m not AS addicted/insane about it, but yesterday I needed to restock toilet paper and cereal, so online I went for coupons.
And I did really well at the store.
When I came home, I was not in the mood for lesson planning, so I started Googling for coupons for monkey #2. She has particular shampoo and toothpaste she uses, and I’m always looking for a better deal.
That’s when it hit.
All of my windows closed out.
A scan I didn’t recognize was running.
I immediately went back online and paid the $40 for Norton‘s protection program.
It kicked out partway through the download.
I now have an oversized Paperweight and no lesson plans.
I didn’t bother with antivirus past the free trials. It was pricey, my budget couldn’t take it, I’m not on the computer much, blah blah blah.
It will be a couple hundred to fix. It’s Christmas. I never have much extra money anyway.
Let this serve as a lesson to anyone reading this. Protect your computer. I have school files, taxes, pictures, etc. all stuck, or being fed to some identity thieving hacker now.
The virus is Microsoft Privacy Protection.
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