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Old January 26th 11, 05:06 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sherry
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Just to let my friends here know that I have taken my Facebook page
down. I wanted to mention this
just so nobody would think they were "un-friended."
Also some friendly advice: if anyone ever sends you a greeting card
that looks like it might have originated
on Facebook, don't open it! It wreaked all kinds of havoc on my
computer.
I loved keeping up with family/friends, and viewing photos, but I just
got so irritated at how Facebook allows
any kind of hacker to advertise on their pages. My SIL, having no idea
what she was getting into, clicked on
one of those "Send a Free Greeting Card!" ads, completely innocent of
the fact that it was loaded with spyware, adware AND changes your
search engine and home page. Long explanation which would definitely
be
better served by someone more computer literate than me, but long
story short, I took the page down in a
fit of pique while trying to get the computer back the way it WAS.

Sherry
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Old January 26th 11, 09:07 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kelly Greene[_4_]
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"Sherry" wrote in message
...
Just to let my friends here know that I have taken my Facebook page
down. I wanted to mention this
just so nobody would think they were "un-friended."
Also some friendly advice: if anyone ever sends you a greeting card
that looks like it might have originated
on Facebook, don't open it! It wreaked all kinds of havoc on my
computer.
I loved keeping up with family/friends, and viewing photos, but I just
got so irritated at how Facebook allows
any kind of hacker to advertise on their pages. My SIL, having no idea
what she was getting into, clicked on
one of those "Send a Free Greeting Card!" ads, completely innocent of
the fact that it was loaded with spyware, adware AND changes your
search engine and home page. Long explanation which would definitely
be
better served by someone more computer literate than me, but long
story short, I took the page down in a
fit of pique while trying to get the computer back the way it WAS.

Sherry


You should NEVER click anything that comes in your email. Also, why didn't
your anti-spyware or anti-virusware catch it?

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Old January 26th 11, 12:59 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sherry
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On Jan 26, 3:07*am, "Kelly Greene" wrote:
"Sherry" wrote in message

...





Just to let my friends here know that I have taken my Facebook page
down. I wanted to mention this
just so nobody would think they were "un-friended."
Also some friendly advice: if anyone ever sends you a greeting card
that looks like it might have originated
on Facebook, don't open it! It wreaked all kinds of havoc on my
computer.
I loved keeping up with family/friends, and viewing photos, but I just
got so irritated at how Facebook allows
any kind of hacker to advertise on their pages. My SIL, having no idea
what she was getting into, clicked on
one of those "Send a Free Greeting Card!" ads, completely innocent of
the fact that it was loaded with spyware, adware AND changes your
search engine and home page. Long explanation which would definitely
be
better served by someone more computer literate than me, but long
story short, I took the page down in a
fit of pique while trying to get the computer back the way it WAS.


Sherry


You should NEVER click anything that comes in your email. *Also, why didn't
your anti-spyware or anti-virusware catch it?- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Everyone knows that. But when the sender is a trusted friend or family
member, you
let your guard down. The hackers count on that.

Sherry
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Old January 26th 11, 02:06 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Marina
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On 26/01/2011 07:06, Sherry wrote:
Just to let my friends here know that I have taken my Facebook page
down.


So sorry to see you go. Maybe you'll come back some time?

--
Marina, Miranda and Caliban.
In loving memory of Frank and Nikki.

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Old January 26th 11, 08:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Oh yes those pesky greeting card! My elderly mother became very fond
- too fond - afraid of opening your mailbox fond - of the animated
musical ones she could create on several different websites - all
horribly infected, of course. We were trying to figure out the best
way to tell her to stop - techie tak wouldn't work.

We all lucked out when a relative called my mom and told her she
insulted that mom couldn't even take the time to send her a "real"
bithday card. I mean, c'mon, how was she supposed to display in her
mantel. That was that. While I think she could have been let down
easier, sometimes fate steps in and does the dirty work for you...

Sophia




On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 04:59:55 -0800 (PST), Sherry
wrote:

On Jan 26, 3:07*am, "Kelly Greene" wrote:
"Sherry" wrote in message

...





Just to let my friends here know that I have taken my Facebook page
down. I wanted to mention this
just so nobody would think they were "un-friended."
Also some friendly advice: if anyone ever sends you a greeting card
that looks like it might have originated
on Facebook, don't open it! It wreaked all kinds of havoc on my
computer.
I loved keeping up with family/friends, and viewing photos, but I just
got so irritated at how Facebook allows
any kind of hacker to advertise on their pages. My SIL, having no idea
what she was getting into, clicked on
one of those "Send a Free Greeting Card!" ads, completely innocent of
the fact that it was loaded with spyware, adware AND changes your
search engine and home page. Long explanation which would definitely
be
better served by someone more computer literate than me, but long
story short, I took the page down in a
fit of pique while trying to get the computer back the way it WAS.


Sherry


You should NEVER click anything that comes in your email. *Also, why didn't
your anti-spyware or anti-virusware catch it?- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Everyone knows that. But when the sender is a trusted friend or family
member, you
let your guard down. The hackers count on that.

Sherry

 




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