my computer was infected at least 3 years ago. i gave it to my i.t. son-in-law who returned it after 3 months completely cleaned out. i opted out of facebook...was careful about surfing the net...didn't let anyone else take control of it. but for all my carefulness...there it was again...a virus.
i wouldn't impose upon my son-in-law to try to fix it again. the guy at staples said it is there and it would take $$ i don't have to fix it. and getting a new one...not an option.
so...the virus remains and with it...unpredictablility. i'm concerned every time my computer actually works that i will overuse it, overheat it, or overstimulate it, and the virus will move in to render it weirdly unusable again.
weird because it doesn't just shut down...it gets weirded out. the curser seems to have a mind of it's own. things highlight and won't unhighlight that i don't even highlight. it won't navigate. then it freezes up completely.
my only option...to shut it down using the on/off switch...which is supposed to be not good. i rest it...then attempt to start it up again...only to find it still will not cooperate. so i rest it again. then i try again...and turn it off when it goes haywire again. finally...i give up and leave it alone till the next day.
i never know. maybe today it will work. maybe not. i just have to go with it.
that virus. insidious.
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my computer has a virus...
Blog entry posted by RestingInHim, Mar 3, 2011.