Did Eset again and no threats found. Any other actions? Thanks for your help. You have been super.
About the Microsoft spyware, I am disgusted by how we've all become targets for marketing. Our private information is sold like as a object. I have personal conversations in email and see the objects of that conversation offered up as an ad. I really can't comprehend how this is okay with people! Apathy.
Yeah, there are a few things I might need to do with Windows, but I can minimize my use of Windows. I've been online since the early 90s and remember when the online community was so helpful and sharing, and now when I search for things, I have to sort through ads before I find the specific site I wanted. It's all about pay to play (play being a higher position on the list.)
Again, thanks for your help. Which version of Linux do you recommend? I am definitely not a super user so something close to Windows would be nice. I really liked XP.
This is a new computer and I have been downloading software that I hope is legit, like Notepad++, Sublime Text, VLC, etc. I always seek out the origin source, and when installing, am vigilant about the user agreement. I got stung with that a few years ago at sourceforge. I am setting up this computer to replace one I'm ready to retire. On the old computer yesterday, I downloaded a text editor I wanted to try called Atom. It's open source. It was available at a site called GitHub. I did a little research on it before downloading and it looked okay. As soon as I downloaded it, I noticed strange behavior on that computer, slowed down typing (a significant delay between typing and seeing the letter on the screen) and I decided to retire that computer from the Internet immediately. All my software is legal. I don't download games or music or movies. I don't visit porno sites.
My question is how can I avoid these hijacking and other malicious programs? I really thought I was practicing 'safe' computer practices.
Edited by LittleGreenDots, 26 June 2017 - 05:42 AM.