Fans of the old Hill Street Blues TV program will remember this…
I just ended a two week long battle with safesear.ch — a stupid piece of malware that highjacked my search in Google Chrome. Because there’s so little in my life I can actually control, I get really agitated when there’s something about my computer that I can’t control so this really drove me nuts!
Now I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing an increase in malware — apps that do malicious things to your computer. And, distributors of malware are getting very creative using official logos and artwork, etc. to get people to download their garbage onto their computers. The most creative one that almost took me in looked like a Flash updater from Adobe, but it wasn’t…
It’s getting so you have to carefully read everything before you install it so if you’re responsible for your own computer, be very careful about how you update. Read the fine print and only download from the ‘official’ company site. Also, in the past I have been very reluctant to use security suites but I am currently a Malwarebytes [their tech support helped me get rid of safesear.ch] and AVG Internet Security subscriber. It’s war out there — don’t be a casualty!
- Adobe tries fixing Flash again after malware exploits already patched vulnerability (theunhivedmind.com)
- Beware The Adobe Flash Update Scam (outingmyinnergeek.com)
- Adobe releases emergency patch to fix Flash Player vulnerability (panarmenian.net)
- Adobe tries again to fix Flash vulnerability (pcworld.com)
- Adobe tries again to fix Flash vulnerability (computerworld.co.nz)