Beware of Free Software Downloads
If you don’t know how to do it safely, and I obviously don’t, then you’d better ask someone who knows the trick because that’s the time for browser hijackers to gate-crash your browser. It’s happened to me before but this time it’s been quite vicious. Some hijackers are so cunning that even when you find them in your computer as a Default Browser and remove them, they’re still stuck there as your browser when you open the Internet. My Microsoft technician searched for it everywhere and finally decided to create a new profile for me in order to get rid of the pest and to stop further corruption of my files. This trouble started on 9 March when I downloaded the VLC media player, and I’m still not out of the woods. The hijacker appears under the name of FindWide, but you can look far and wide, you won’t find the pernicious trickster.
In the meantime, I’ve used all my daytime Internet allocations and cannot continue with the repair until 1 April when I get fulltime access to the Internet again. Not much blogging for me until sometime in April. I’m posting this early in the morning, at 2:50 am, but can’t do this every day, of course!
This time I’ve learnt the lesson well: I’ll never download anything for FREE again! I’ll ask someone more knowledgeable in IT matters to do it for me.
Happy blogging to you all!
Cheers 🙂 Irina
Inspector Mufti on duty, searching for browser hijackers
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