As I headed for the land of Nod late last night I realised I had been bugged! One last item required checking so I highlighted the words and right clicked and was presented with a 'dialogue box' which amongst other things offered me the chance to 'Search Yahoo for .....' I stopped. This was Google, why was I being asked about 'Yahoo?' A baddie had infiltrated the Laptop.
I ran the Malawares, Spybot and Windows Defender this morning yet they claimed I was clean (and I have not yet had my Sunday bath). Something was still amiss. However the query intrigued more as I discovered later.
You need to know, quite why I am not sure, that I use three Browsers. Firefox, Chrome and a Commodo Chrome browser. On each I place differing things as there are so many links they slow the brute down otherwise, or so I think anyway. This bug did not affect Firefox of Commodo and only lay on Chrome. Nothing would reveal it yet when I clicked it led to what appeared to be a normal list of Yahoo listings. I took it no further as I was not sure what was going on.
What to do? I removed any links on the bad Chrome to the Commodo quite easily, uninstalled Chrome, and downloaded a new Chrome. This worked and the baddie has gone away, not reappearing on Chrome.
Earlier this week I received an email form a man claiming to be in Manilla airport, trapped there as his plane was leaving yet he had many problems. For one his wallet, passport and money had been stolen. He had lost all but the Embassy had given him a replacement passport to allow him to travel he just needed cash to pay his bills so he could leave.
For a moment I was surprised and a wee bit worried. Was this true?
Some logic had to be used here. For one thing I hardly know this man, I only met him through researching his invisible dad and it is unlikely he would contact me in such a situation. He has a family somewhere who he surely would approach first, and on top of this he is well old, trapped in a wheelchair, and unlikely to be running around the Philippines as he can hardly get around this town!
Clearly a scam using my address book. Such a shame they used the wrong name eh?
What is it with footballers and beards? All over the place there are beards everywhere, why? Is it something to do with 'Movember?' This being a charitable activity where men grow moustaches for the month in support of testicular Cancer. These are beards, not moustaches, do they not know the difference? Once upon a time a player with a beard was highly unusual, I doubt there were any in Scotland in the sixties. Today however they are seen everywhere, possibly as a fashion statement from groovy young men puling the birds, surely not with the faces behind the beard I hear you say? What is worse are the guys who shave their heads and grow beards Taliban style. Could they be terrorists, or just daft? How daft is it to shave off the hair on the head and cover you chin with it instead, I ask you?
It will end in tears, mark my words.