I am sickened by something that has happened to a dear friend of mine. Erin from Mrs. Cox’s Slice o’ Heaven had something awful happen to her computer, all because of putting a button on her blog. She has written a blog post on this, but I also wanted to share here, as the same thing could easily happen to one of us.
Her computer is basically unusable now, but luckily she can use her husband’s computer. Please, please read her Blogger’s Beware post. Also, if you see any comment looking like this, do not communicate with these people:
“Hello – We bumped into your blog and really liked it YUM YUM. We would like to add it to Petit Chef.“
Then it goes on, asking that she link to them. When she installed the button coding – like she would any other button code – her computer immediately started getting popups and she got over 50 viruses, worms, malware, etc.
After she first told me about this, I found that this comment had also been left on my food blog. I deleted it immediately, but the same thing would have happened to me if I hadn’t known her story.
I also did a Google search and there is another similar sounding comment by someone else – it is also malware. Please be very, very careful, and do your research before linking to someone from a comment!
Please read Erin’s entire post and tweet this (button is above). Please also tell your blogging friends – this is bad!