Monday, January 16, 2012

Virus Warning


my sister posted this on her blog yesterday and I thought I would pass it on!

Virus Warning

If you blog with Blogger, you may occasionally check your stats.  If you look under Traffic Sources you will see the URL's that are sending traffic to your blog.  Yesterday I noticed some unfamiliar sites and I MADE THE MISTAKE of clicking on the links to see who was referring my site.  I got a SEVERE threat on my computer by doing so.

Here's what my links looked like - the traffic from each was really high, so I was curious to see them.

These sites are called REFERRAL SPAM and by clicking on the links you can do serious harm to your computer.  I hope I save at least one person from doing what I did!

Please feel free to copy this post to your own blog to help warn fellow bloggers, or just link to this post.  

Thanks and Happy Blogging!

12 comments:

Toni said...

I've noticed some really odd ones, too. Thanks for the warning!

Fabraholic said...

Thanks for the warning; I've passed the info on.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Thanks for the warning. I know now what to stay away from.

susan said...

Thanks Di. I think if I had that much traffic from anywhere I wouldn't be clicking on it because I would be on the floor in disbelief that I had that many hits!! Sorry you got the virus. Hope I don't so thanks for the warning.

Ellie said...

Thanks for the warning - I'll keep my eye on it.

Danny said...

I shared this on my blog.

Annabella said...

Thanks Di (and Geri!)!

Jennifer Gail said...

Thanks

Lynn said...

How do you get rid of the virus if you get one?

I and a few others have been having problems leaving comments on some blogs. We get a white blank page instead of the comment box. And cannot leave comments (on Blogger).
Any ideas on how to fix this?

Mrs A said...

thanks Di, blogger has been a bit weird lately.

Dianne Neale said...

Thanks for letting us know. I did have a catastrophic failure with my laptop last year, but don't know why. Something nasty I picked up somewhere no doubt.

jackiescrafts said...

Thanks for the warning x