1. Pampered Chef relies on relationships and communication. How are you managing your business in the wake of Coronavirus and social distancing? Discuss here
    Dismiss Notice

Pampered Chef: FaceBook users - beware of virus in message

  1. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

    This afternoon I got a Facebook message from (I thought!) Jennifer Stephens that included a link that I stupidly clicked on. Now I have an annoying virus on my laptop that I can't get rid of... DH is still working on it... I'm kicking myself for clicking on it, I'm normally VERY cautious about links and emails...

    So, if anyone else gets a FB message from me or Jennifer (or anyone else for that matter!) DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. Just delete the whole message without looking at it. Or only click on links if there is something personal in the message that lets you know that it is really from that person. For instance, I recently sent a message that included links to sites for some recipes. This person knew (I hope) that it was from me from the content of the email, because I talked about the recipes, and my name was in the body of the "email" too.

    Hope this helps someone to avoid this annoyance...

    PS Jennifer, don't worry, I don't blame you!
    Jun 10, 2009
  2. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

    Thaks for letting us know

    I got a virus a couple weeks ago. I was on Farm town and all of a sudden it said I had a virus, my DH spent all day getting the stupid thing off. He finally paid for a program to get it off and it still took us 3 or 4 times.
    Jun 10, 2009
  3. Poor Jennifer! She tried to warn people before they got it. Thankfully I got her warning. I Hope your computer gets fixed. Jennifer doesnt have a CS account anymore! And she feels terrible!! Sorry Annie (from Jennifer!)
  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    Someone on my friends list was hit with one the other day. A message with a video link was sent to everyone in her list. So if you see a message in your FB inbox with a subject like "video link from XXX", don't even open it. Just delete it.
    Jun 10, 2009
  5. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

    What do you mean she's not on CS anymore???????????

    And yep, I did see her warning this evening...

    I'm not on FB too much, and when I checked in today and saw that I had a message I was so excited I went there before I had read anything anyone had posted...

    DH thinks he has finally fixed it. I'm still kicking myself for clicking on the link, I am normally SO carefull and err on the side of caution. I'm fairly savvy about scams and thatt kind of thing.

    Oh well, lesson learned!

    Now I just hope that I haven't infected anyone else...
    Jun 10, 2009
  6. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I got a FB message from someone I know from another board. I PM'd her and said I could not understand her message and could not access FB at work and asked her to PM me if it was important. Turned out it was a virus that sent out the e-mail. Good thing I was at work b/c I clicked on it without thinking!
    Jun 10, 2009
  7. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

    I wondered what happened to her! Sorry she's not on here anymore, I'll have to look her up on FB...
    Jun 10, 2009
  8. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

    Does anyone know what the virus is called? My sister got a virus and thought her daughter got it some how, I'm thinking she or her husband may have done it since they are on Facebook ALL of the time!

    It was some kind of virus you get when you try to look at a video.

  9. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    Ah Ha!! Now I know where I got the virus I was fighting last Thursday. It took me till midnight to clean my laptop up.
    Thanks for the info!!
  10. Annie, she hasnt been on CS for MONTHS. Her subscription expired and she did not renew.
  11. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

    Don't know what it is called. DH did all the windows up-dates and up-dates for our virus checker (we use AVG) and was finally able to get rid of it.

    I think it is a kind of "hijacker" virus, for what that is worth...

    And I think Jennifer still has it, because I just got another suspicious looking FB message from her!

    Please let me know if anyone gets anything from me... Hopefully we took care of it quickly enough...
    Jun 11, 2009
  12. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

    I received two of those emails this week and just deleted them!:eek:

    And another "doodle picture" one or maybe it was spam... floating around awhile ago on FB!
    Jun 11, 2009
  13. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

    the virus I got it popped up and said I had a virus and to get rid of it click here to download the virus scan. Well I freaked out couldnet get a hold of DH and accidentaly clicked on the link. DH was able to get it off but it took some time.
    Jun 11, 2009
  14. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    Jennie, I had the same thing happen a week or so ago. Freaked me out! I think for me it was just a pop up thing to make it seem like I had a virus. Either that or it was, but since I'm on a Mac it didn't do anything. Still kind of confused on that. :rolleyes:
    Jun 12, 2009
  15. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    I use AVG too! Cool!! I had the free version and upgraded to the cheap version when it was done doing it's thing I had 16 infections and it 'healed' them all. But it took f o r e v e r!
  16. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

    There are still more floating around on Facebook. I got a message from another cheffer and the subject was how did you get into this video. I deleted it.

    Really sad that everywhere we go online things like this are happening.

    My computer is doing it's normal virus scan this morning and I hope I come out clean!
  17. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

    GRRR.. I received two of these this week, DID NOT click on the links but still got the stupid virus after opening the inbox message to see the link but totally avoided clicking on the link. DH is trying to fix my laptop but says it's not looking good! :(
    Sorry peops on FB~
    Jun 16, 2009
  18. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    Yep - I got a message from you today about my new career in video!

    I knew it wasn't really from you though.;)
    Jun 16, 2009
  19. chefshawna

    chefshawna Advanced Member Gold Member

    I am currently trying to get rid of one also! It looks like it has hit a ton of people, it's a little scary how easily these people who create these things can screw with your lives!
    Jun 18, 2009
Have something to add?