Computer Booters news

Allan Levy, Technical Director

There are several new Facebook threats. Someone asks to be a friend and then sends you to a site that will load your machine with malware. Also, it will say Virus, call this number. Do not call; the person will connect to your machine and make it unbootable. I am working on such a damaged machine now. Note, you may have to turn off your machine to get out of this situation.

Under no circumstances reply to a telephone call saying they will fix your machine, hang up. I have had to work on several of these machines. The people had to get new credit cards and checking accounts. The caller may claim to be from Microsoft.

There will be several classes in the fall, they have not yet been scheduled. The Computer Booters will have a class on staying safe at home and on the internet. Please backup your system. The Computer Booters will have classes to discuss this.

The Computer Booters will have Windows 10 classes. Please get the book, Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies; you probably want the paperback.

For any questions, please contact [email protected]

The Computer Booters website is www.computerbooters.org.