Monday, October 3, 2016

No More Facebook for Wendy & Last Brain Teaser for a Bit

This was last week's brain teaser for work. It'll be the last one for a week or so, while we take a short break and regroup.




Answer at the very bottom of this post.


I spent more of this weekend fighting with my computer than I'd planned, and it was entirely because of Facebook. Facebook did a very shady thing to my computer, and so I am done.



The way it went down for the fellow who wrote this article is exactly how it happened for me. http://reverbpress.com/news/tech/facebook-malware-protection/

Having no options other than "Download our program, or never be able to sign into your Facebook account again": not okay.

That their program immediately buried itself in my computer files, making it very difficult to find it and delete it : also not okay.

And for the record, there was no malware on my machine. Even the program they forced me to download couldn't find any. 

I only JUST got the program off my machine this morning, and it took some doing (I had to call in my computer expert. I couldn't have done it alone.)

So yeah... if you're on Facebook, just be aware that this could happen. I think several of my friends think that it wasn't actually Facebook, but since this is their official "Yaay! We are keeping you safe by making you download stuff you don't need!" message I have absolutely no reason to think it wasn't them. In fact, they seem almost proud of it.

Anyway, if it happens to you, know that even if you delete it, it's still there and you will probably need help to get it off your machine.

But, I HAVE to be on Facebook for work and for my new little business page, so I'm accessing through a different account, on a dedicated machine and that's just how it'll have to be.

I hope your weekend was more fun than mine! There's nothing more frustrating than computer problems.

I'll show you what I've been working on next time! So many new skills to learn! I can't wait to show you!  And I expect I'll get more done now that I'm not spending all my time on Facebook, too. :)

- Wendy

P.S. Here's the answer to the brain teaser. Did you get it? :)



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