One Word... Conflicker!
I hope Microsoft finds these (*^*&($) and locks them up for EVER!
Saturday morning, I woke up and went directly for my laptop (as I do each and every morning) so that I could read my daily "Good Morning" email from Joe. PROBLEM... as soon as I double clicked on Internet explorer, my computer went nuts... blinking and flashing and doing ALL KIND of weird stuff. I knew what it was instantly. I shut it off and went for Daniel's laptop. Nothing will stand in the way of my getting my daily fix of morning email from Joe... PROBLEM... the second I double clicked the Internet explorer button on Daniel's laptop (only a few months old), the SAME exact NONSENSE started. It ended with a pop up prompting me to buy antivirus software from a company that I have never heard of. I shut the computer down asap and unplugged my modem.
Immediately after Abby's T-Ball game, I raced to the local computer whiz. He confirmed that I indeed was the proud owner of not 1 but 2 Dell Laptops infected with the CONFLICKER virus.
I will find out tomorrow if they were able to be "cleaned". I was feeling pretty guilty until I saw that the University of Utah had nearly one thousand computers infected... and they have a team of IT Brains on their campus. I have myself (I am really good at Internet shopping, updating this blog on occasion, and running my photo software) and 5 kids... not the perfect IT team... but in the end, the bad guys beat us all!
I have decided that I am done with the whole virus thing... and all other problems that come with PCs. Holly's first computer was a Purple G3 Apple. The first laptop that I bought myself was an Apple. I passed it down to Holly and she has recently upgraded to a new Apple MAC Book. NEVER have any of these given us a seconds worth of trouble... so I have gone completely RED... as in Apple red. : )
This is my first post on my new IMAC. I am in serious LIKE!