FanPost

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker