Today, I would like to talk about misleading internet pop-ups. You know the ones. The advertisement pops up, tells you that you have a virus, even talks to you (spooky)! You may panic and try to close the ad, but to no avail. It may even tell you to call the number you see on your screen (it is advised that you do not call that number). Well, there is light at the end of this tunnel!
We recommend that you power your computer off, but not in the normal way. Hold your power button down until the computer turns off (anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds). Afterwards, wait about 10 seconds, and turn the computer back on. Now, you should be able to use your computer normally. If that does not work, feel free to give us a call to determine if the issue is more serious.
This weeks Tech Tip: In most web browsers, if you accidentally close a tab, press Ctrl+Shift+T, and that browser tab will come back, and if you keep pressing that key combo the others will also come back as long as there is a history.
Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for more technology briefs and Tech Tips from Cold Snap Technology!