Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 81, low 55)
Yesterday was another busy day, starting out with our usual visit to the gym. We both tried to hit it a little harder than normal since we’ll be away from it while we’re in the Keys.
After we soaked in the warm therapy pool for a while, we headed over to Mom’s and took her to lunch. She had the “chatties” and just about talked our ears off during lunch, but it was very nice to see her so energetic for a change. It was like she’d taken a pep pill. Lunch took forever! (I can post this on the blog because she never reads it)
After lunch, we took her out and did a little shopping.
This morning during morning computer/blog time, I decided to double check my anti-virus program since I’ve been getting a lot of Pop-up’s lately.
With my new laptop with Windows 8, it comes with Windows Defender and it supposed to be the latest/greatest virus protection from Microsoft.
I never had any problems before when I was using Windows Security Essentials.
Since I’ve been getting so many pop-up ads, I decided to run a scan. Every time I try to run either a quick or full scan, I get an error message saying “Windows Defender couldn’t scan your PC. The program’s service has stopped. You can start the service manually or restart your computer which will restart the service.”
I tried restarting the computer several times and kept getting the same message. I finally looked online and it appears many others are having the same problem and Microsoft is aware of it.
So, I’m in the process of downloading and running AVG anti virus software. I’m not deleting “Defender” so I hope that won’t be a problem.
Have any of you run into this issue?
I just ran a scan from Malware Bytes and it found quite a lot of malware on my computer. Scary. Here I thought I was protected.