Sometimes these webpages open automatically and then won’t let you close them. Contrary to your first impulse, don’t click the “Close” button. This can trigger a download; the best thing to do is to close the browser. If the page won’t let you close the webpage or the browser, right click your web browser icon and select close from the drop-down menu. If that doesn’t work, restart. Just don’t click anything on the page. Again, if you’ve gotten into trouble, give us a call before proceeding!
Don’t panic. There is a lot of good stuff online too! When you know what to look for, you’ll avoid the (expensive!) pitfalls of downloading malware. Your computer will last longer, and you’ll get a smug satisfaction every time you call them on their tricks.
Think you’ve downloaded malware? If your computer is really slow all of a sudden, or you’re getting pop-ups and low disk space error messages, then you could have malware on your computer. Contact me and I’ll have a look at it.