Disinfectant isn’t just for people bugs

If you get a computer virus infection it is never any fun. No, I don’t have one. I am still working on that computer for someone else. So if it is bad to have 1 virus/trojan/mal-ware attack going on, what is it like if you have 3 trojans, and 23 viruses? Let me tell you…umm…you do not want to be there and do that!

Use your virus scanners, people. We’ll call it your computer’s insurance policy…you have it just in case but hope that you never need to use it.

So here I am sitting now, running one final scan on the computer to see if I have gotten the last of the viruses, trojans, mal-ware, spyware, etc. You name it, it had it on it. This morning, however, I had managed to at least get the 2004 version of Norton AntiVirus off the computer. This has been an all day process today. Run a virus scanner. Research virus removal things. Download those. Run those. Rescan with a virus scanner. Rescan with a spy-ware thing. Reboot. Scan again. Uninstalling non-vital software. Scanning again. Researching some more.

Please, please, please, if you need to have your computer cleaned of viruses and other vicious and nasty computer bugs be prepared for a long and time consuming process. You should be prepared to shell out the big dollars too. If you don’t believe me, you should look at www.geeksquad.com (the people that Best Buy uses) and see how much they charge for this non-sense!!!

Needless to say, the time I have spent working on this is wasted time for me. I could have been working more in depth on web design stuff but instead I sit here nursing a computer that does not belong to me back to health. I am not a computer nurse/doctor! However, after seeing what Geek Squad charges, maybe I will beef up the training a bit and get out there. I wonder what the computer ER traffic is like… *scratching head*

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