All of a sudden all hell broke loose! My computer was blaring BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP and at the same time a man's voice was telling me that I had a malicious virus. "Don't shut your computer off," he said, "Call the number shown for instructions how to stop damage. If you don't do this, we will have to shut your computer down from here before the virus gets our system!" Meanwhile, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. I was going nuts. Windows defender was displayed on the screen.
I shut the computer off. When I turned it back on - BEEP, BEEP ...
I called my son in a total panic.
He answered the phone, and I hollered, "Help!" as BEEP, BEEP, BEEP continued in the background.
He had me shut the sound off and walked me through getting rid of it, after I explained. I had scared the bejesus out of him. He was in busy town traffic on his way home from work. He was sure I was dying.
I apologized all over the place and we talked after he was home, off the road.
I scanned the computer, it took over an hour. No virus. Probably would have if i would have called that number.
Then there was this thing on the news about Yahoo being hacked TWO YEARS AGO! So I had to change my password - I have no idea if that will take care of it or not. I don't trust the things they can send over the internet anymore. More garbage to worry about.
On another thought, I ordered a movie for DH and I to have a date night. (Yes, we do live daringly) I ordered "The Revenant." When I told him what we were going to do, he said he wanted to see "The Revenant" before he saw anything else. Do great minds think alike or has he hacked into my computer himself? You have to admit that's pretty strange. (I figured I would shut my eyes or go to the bathroom for the bear scene.)
Have a great weekend y'all!