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After 26+- years on the computer a malicious virus finally got me.Posted Friday, August 3, 2012, at 7:45 AM
I had a few irritants over the years and considering how much I am on the internet, I was not surprised that I caught a cold now and then, but the FBI virus finally got through my defenses and the computer is locked.
Now comes the education part of what to do to get rid of it. I'll be doing research over the next few days and a "big box" store said they can get rid of it and make sure my files are clean, but it costs about $229 for the whole package and that kind of adds insult to injury.
Curiously, I had three loan companies call me yesterday to complete my loan application. They had my name & phone number correct but the info fell apart after that. Needless to say, but I had not filled out any loan applications, so was that coincidence?
As soon as I saw the FBI page show up, I forced the computer off and turned off the wireless internet switch. I don't know if that helped, but I wasn't going to make it any easier on the SOB's.
Anyone know a less expensive cure? My current virus programs appear to be useless. Even the big box stores said that now that is on, their solution is the only thing they know except a complete format and reboot.
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