Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dodge a bullet, maybe.

I went to a site to research Real Picture Postcard (RPPC) dates, a site I've used many times in the past, and as soon as I did, adobe launched, for no reason.

The last time adobe started for no reason, I suddenly had Trojan Cryptic.AM on my computer demanding money to fix problems that didn't exist.   It also shut down my anti-virus software, and disabled my ability to download anything. 

This time when it kicked off, I hit the blue power button on the computer.   I didn't shut down gracefully - well a bit more gracefully than pulling the plug, maybe, but just a bit.  I just turned it off.

I don't know what would have happened had I not turned it off, maybe nothing.   But everything seems fine - malwarebytes ran, scans came back clean, nothing bad is happening.   Good.

But still, I don't understand.


linlah said...

Maybe there's something on the RPPC site that triggers the launch and they don't know.

Heather said...

I agree with Linlah. They may not even be aware there is a problem with their site. There was a game on Facebook that was infected and I thought it was just my computer, but no it turned out to be the site.

Sometimes shutting down ungracefully is the way to go.

A Valdese Blogger said...

linlah & heater: Could be - it's a site I use all the time tho, but now I'll be more cautious I guess. Shutting down ungracefully was the advice given to me by Ron the Computer Guy down on Main Street.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Heather: I meant heather, not heater lol.