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Friday, December 11, 2009


I am sickened by something that has happened to a dear friend of mine.  Erin from Mrs. Cox's Slice o' Heaven and Snafood had something awful happen to her computer, all because of putting a button on her blog.  She has written a blog post on this, but I also wanted to share here, as the same thing could easily happen to one of us. Her computer is basically unusable now, but luckily she can use her husband's computer.  Please, please read her Blogger's Beware post.  Also, if you see any comment looking like this, do not communicate with these people:
"Hello - We bumped into your blog and really liked it YUM YUM.  We would like to add it to Petit Chef."
Then it goes on, asking that she link to them.  When she installed the button coding - like she would any other button code - her computer immediately started getting popups and she got over 50 viruses, worms, malware, etc. After she first told me about this, I found that this comment had also been left here on The Speedy Gourmet.  I deleted it immediately, but the same thing would have happened to me if I hadn't known her story. I also did a Google search and there is another similar sounding comment by someone else - it is also malware.  Please be very, very careful, and do your research before linking to someone from a comment! Please read Erin's entire post and tweet this (button is above).  Please also tell your blogging friends - this is bad! Photobucket


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Thank you for posting about this... Ugh I'm awaiting a reply currently from the site. They are feigning innocent in the matter.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Recently, I have received a few emails asking me to link up different sites. I have not had enough time to look into the sites, so I have yet to link up. Thanks for the info. That is too bad this happened to Erin!

Mighty M said...

That is awful! Thanks for the warning.

Heidi V said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks for letting everyone know about this. I was linked over by your tweet through I8LA. I will retweet this. I only have one computer and can't afford to lose it.


The Wired Angel said...

Thanks SO much for telling us about this.. sure enough I have been having 'puter problems and when I looked I did have a comment from them on my food blog. My DH is reviewing everything now for malware. With huge thanks and hugs from here to there, Peggy

Gena said...

Oh no! Thanks for sharing this info!