Yesterday, my hubby's 'puter died a bloody, violent death.
Somehow, his computer became infected with spyware and it locked up and we couldn't get it to do anything, and when the hubby shut it down and tried to restart, Windows froze up.
Oh, I'm so ticked off! I've never seen anything like it. All of these icons were popping up on the desktop (Spyware Sheriff? WTF?) , then the desktop changed and there was this big blue screen that said, "Warning your computer is infected with spyware" and then nothing. It crashed and won't even start in "Safe Mode".
Can anyone please explain to me how it is that my hubby's computer keeps getting these friggen bugs? Where do they come from? Is it from surfing? From email? From AIM? We don't even have AIM loaded. How do they get on a person's computer if they're NOT opening emails with attachments? It's always his computer...so far. I'd DIE if mine crashed like that. And the weird thing is he's the one who runs scans all the time and keeps downloading updates to his spyware protection. I'm not nearly as obsessive with it.
Anyone want to share some wisdom? What do we do now? Is the computer dead for good? And how do we avoid it happening again?
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