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Warning about clicking on live streaming links



So, I was in the open thread tonight and wanted a link to watch the game.  The first one didn't work, so I clicked on another one.  I believe then I click on you must have flash player blah-blah to view.  Well thats when this Security Suite program pops up and starts scanning my computer.  The Security Suite program says my computer was infected with all kind of stuff, but since this was my work computer I knew it was wrong.  Well the stupid malware virus shuts down task manager and some other important functions.  I go on my handy mobile phone to google the fix at this location:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-av-security-suite.  Its a nasty little malware and since I don't have admin rights on my work computer, I couldn't follow the easy removal instructions.  I had to start deleting registry files, well if you don't get a certain file it can re-load itself.  3 hours later I was able to get the program to stop.  My computer doesn't seem to be running as fast, so I think I might have some remnants left.  I'm not looking forward to calling the help desk, since you know your work computer is suppose to be used only for work activities.  Anyway I just give people a warning to be careful about some of those sites(and I don't remember which one it was).  The moral of the story, glove it before you click it.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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