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August 13th, 2010, 01:45 PM
JaxonsMom2010's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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It gave my computer a virus... My work PC at that. I have never had any problems until I downloaded the toolbar. Now my PC is at the tech support where I work and they are trying to fix it. Plus on top of that because of that - I am also the victim of phising. I tried to check my bank account today and only noticed after the fact that the website was kind of funny. So I had to call the bank, report the problem and deactivate my online billing. To be able to get my online billing back up, I have to go today and change my account number, get new checks, new debit cards and pins, and change all of my automatic online billing stuff including my direct deposits. GRR!!!!

Oh and plus since my bank user name was my SSN, I had to put a fraud alert on my credit report.

I just wanted to warn you guys. I googled it and found out that I am not the only one who has experience this before.
Christy - Mom of 5

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August 13th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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OH no! Thats horrible, I use that toolbar all of the time!
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August 13th, 2010, 05:31 PM
JaxonsMom2010's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I was too. I found later that they may have to wipe my pc clean and they were having problems backing up all my files. I am just sick about it. I may be in some trouble when I go back to work on Monday. Good news is I got all my bank stuff fixed. Perfect end to perfect week (yeah-right)
Christy - Mom of 5

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August 13th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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I have been using it for months with no issue but I don't do anything important on my laptop to worry about phishing. Sorry to hear that you had issues & hope you don't get in trouble at work

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August 13th, 2010, 06:00 PM
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How did you know it gave a virus and was phishing? I just want to be on the lookout for suspicious activity just in case

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August 16th, 2010, 09:38 AM
JaxonsMom2010's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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It is a virus. The computer tech at work tried to back up all of my files and they couldn't and finally the computer completely crashed. Everything that I had on it from the past five years was on it. I lost everything except what I had saved on my flash drive.

How I knew it was phising is this:

I went to check my bank account, entered my username/password and then noticed that it was also asking for my atm number and pin. I have never had to do that, so I didn't. I hit enter and it still was asking for my atm info. So I called the bank. She had me explain everything that I did-so I did. She told me that when she went to the website, she wasn't getting that. And that my bank will never ask for that information. She informed me that it seems to be a case of phising. So I went to another computer and typed in the website-that website came up perfectly normal. I went to another one and the same. I ended up trying out like four other computers.

Now I have no computer. The tech office is short staffed-so no telling how long I will be without a PC. But I lost everything - pictures, files, everything. So far I am not in trouble, but I am just waiting. Currently, I am sitting in a classroom using the instructor computer cking emails and stuff. Guess, I can use this time to clean up my office....
Christy - Mom of 5

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