Wednesday, March 31, 2010

F1 Key Virus

Check this out at Snopes.

I received a “heads up” from a friend, so I went to (independently from the link below) and it is confirmed. Apparently while on the internet you may get a pop up box prompting you to push the “F1” key (normally the “Help” key. This will release a virus into your computer. DO NOT PUSH F1. Microsoft has confirmed the but has not yet released a patch to fix it. Apparently the pop up box may just keep popping up and annoying you but DO NOT PUSH F1. Just click the X to get rid of the box. Closing out of the program and going in again may keep it from popping up again for a while, but no promises.

Do not press the F1 key no matter how many times your computer asks you too.

1 comment:

farmlady said...

Thanks for the heads up. It's always good to be aware of these things.