Evidently, I downloaded something and inadvertently checked a box that gave some malicious advertising site permission to load up the computer with ads and pop ups and scary warnings. It was impossible to use the computer for more than a few minutes at a time without constantly closing ads that froze the screen.
Since it wasn't a virus (oh, no-- I gave permission somehow), none of the firewalls or other safety precautions prevented the
I've been reading like crazy, but unable to write reviews. I already had a few scheduled for October-January for books that needed to be posted closer to publication date, but I am way behind in writing current reviews.
Funny how addicted we become to our technology. Our computers serve such multi-functional purposes in our lives that what once seemed a luxury or a convenience now seems a necessity.