As some of you may know, I am very tech backward. Today, when I logged into my IE homepage I wanted to check the upcoming weather forecast because, and I'm not kidding, it was 111 degrees here in So. California.
When i clicked on the tab for the weather forecast on the homepage, my screen filled with a red page stating that my firewall had prevented an intrusion by a Trojan worm attack but that I needed to contact Microsoft Tech support immediately as the attempt was associated with the theft of credit card information and provided a toll free 877 number to contact.
Freaking out as I was, it still seemed suspicious so I called Tech Support at Microsoft using the original contact toll free number I have in my short cut list when I need help and was reassured by the tech support person I spoke with that my suspicion that this was a scam was correct. It was then that he suggested that I download a free extension called : ad blocker plus
However, not knowing where to go and still a bit anxious because that's my natural default, I thought I would put it to the tech savvy here at WSA Forums to ask if this sort of thing has happened to you and if you know of a reputable place to go where I could find the program to download so that those sorts of scam screens won't be coming up again.
Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find a reputable source for this program/download?
Thank you so much for your help and patience muddling through my post of woe!