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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Infected computer

I posted a couple of days ago on my helpful hints blog that my computer had been hijacked by a security 2010 software virus. My computer is in the shop getting fixed... IF they can fix it. I'm on my daughter's work computer right now. I can use her computer for a brief minute or two then I must get off of it. The security 2010 virus is a particularly vicious virus and difficult to remove. If you start getting messages from microsoft or ATT that your computer is infected...... DON'T USE THE TRIAL ISSUES!! DON'T PAY FOR IT EITHER!!! They are bogus and are designed to get your personal information. Run your own security software to remove viruses. AVG is a good one. Sometimes you must run several different ones to remove this. That's why my computer is now in the shop. They have many that they can run to get rid of viruses like this.

I will start posting again as soon as my computer is working and virus free.


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Oh, I was afraid it was something like that. One computer I cleaned up had this or something similar so bad that I had to clear the bios before it would even let me choose a boot disk to reinstall Windows. I had managed to save everything in the My Documents folder but her machine embroidery files were stored elsewhere and were lost. The people who write and release these things really need to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Hurry back...you are missed!