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Xintao Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 12:04 p.m. PST

I swear to god my parents and in-laws have not met a pop-up that they didn't click yes on. About every 2 weeks I have to clean spyware off their computers

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

Tell 'em about Malwarebytes…and Webroot…

I've had no prob w/spyware, etc., since I installed
those and got rid of MacAfee (which came on the new
'puter, Lord only knows why…)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 1:27 p.m. PST

Charge them for your services. Then they'll stop.
How many times growing up did they say to you "I hope you learned your lesson from this!" Payback.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 1:39 p.m. PST

Ed is right. Get them Malwarebytes for a present. It will save you!

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 2:37 p.m. PST

Charge them?

I seem to remember a story about a 10 year old boy who submitted an itemized bill for his services to his mother. She returned her own bill for her sevices with each item listed as "No Charge".

Never mess with someone who has changed your diapers.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 4:39 a.m. PST

Give them context. Explain to them how the computer works and what is going on.

TNE230026 Nov 2016 9:29 p.m. PST

My mother is the exact opposite

She will not use ebay
because every time she would login
the system asks for her password
and she doesn't want to tell them what it is

alien BLOODY HELL surfer08 Dec 2016 4:54 p.m. PST

as Micman said, get Malwarebytes anti-Malware software, and a good AV program.

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