This morning, I sat down to check my e-mail and putz around on the internet for a bit when I got a pop up telling me my computer was infected with a virus and I should purchase an update copy of an antivirus software in order to delete the files and keep my computer protected.
Lucky for me, I asked Mr. Google about said virus warning.
Turns out Security Shield is a bogus antivirus program.
It took me all day to get the virus off of my computer. Part of that was because I was bouncing back and forth between working on the laptop and working on the desktop to meet a deadline. Part of it was because after I rebooted the computer in Safe Mode, the antivirus program that had been suggested shut the computer down.
I’m so grateful to have friends who work with computers on a regular basis. I sent a text to said friend and got a phone call about ten minutes later. An hour later, my computer is running as smoothly as it was yesterday.
I have no idea how I even got the virus, but I’m just glad it’s gone.
How was everyone else’s Monday?