Spyware Pop Up

Do you have a spyware pop up on a web page? Listen and learn how the Tech Woes super IT pros eradicate the spyware pop up.

A spyware pop upSpyware pop up

on  a web page is usually just an animation on that web page. For example, you go to a particular web page and see something that looks like it is finding viruses on your computer. Next, it presents a link to “clean your computer.” Do not click the link! Instead, close your browser. Next, restart your computer. Hopefully, you just dodged a bullet.

Following is a transcript

of a person with a spyware pop up  and a doofus tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor.   I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below.  If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by.  Craig Herberg

Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support.  How may we humiliate you?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I’m on a web page that popped up a message that says I have spyware on my computer.

Unhelpful tech support guy: Does it say anything else?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Yes, it says click here to fix the problem.

Unhelpful tech support guy: Go ahead and click.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Are you sure that’s ok?

Unhelpful tech support guy: Look.  I’m technical support.  Are you questioning me?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Of course not.  It’s just that someone else in the office did that and now his computer is covered with ads for porn sites.

Unhelpful tech support guy: And that’s supposed to be a problem? [Aside] These people surf porn all day long, and then complain about it.  Golly gee!

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