Wilma called me to her computer around 11am. She had been on it for about an hour when all heck broke loose on her computer again.
When I saw how it was reacting there was no doubt that there was some kind of virus taking over the computer. I tried to get IE to go to the Microsoft website to download a virus scan, but kept getting directed to a bogus web site.
So when all else fails, you have to re-boot and hit the F-10 key. This makes the system go back in time to when it was new, AND keep all your settings.
Within an hour I had it back on the internet, working satisfactory. Of course she lost all her doc’s and pictures. It seems the only settings that were saved is all those bazillion XP updates!
So my conclusion on these so called FREE anti virus software….ALL BUNK! In the past couple years now we have had 3 different anti virus software running and all three failed us. They are AVG free, Avast, and Avira.
To my knowledge all three are rated right on top as being protective. I’m beginning to believe that “you get what you pay for”! Pay for nothing, get nothing!
So what to do? This time I went to Microsoft Security Essentials and installed their “free” anti virus software. But I don’t have much faith in it either. Like I said, you get what you pay for. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
I did tell her that when her computer “bites the dust” she is going to get a Mac. Enough with these virus machines!
I can’t blame her either for clicking on bad links like we all hear about. She is pretty computer savey, and knows what to look out for. She said she was on Facebook. Doing the same as she always does, when the computer started acting weird.
What’s really weird is this. I’ve been told that using a router helps protect you from virus attacks also, because of its built in Firewall. I am connected to a Linksys, Wi-Fi router. So if that’s the case, then how did this virus get past it’s firewall?
Tomorrow its back to work.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.