Sunday, July 12, 2009
Living off the Grid
Hello! Some of you may have noticed that I haven't posted anything in a week! This is because our home pc was taken over by a computer virus! A very nasty one too! It shut down our wireless network, so I was unable to go on-line. I had my iphone, but it's really not the same.
The virus that we had was The SYSTEM SECURITY VIRUS. Here is a help page from PC Magazine. This program looks like an anti-virus program, but it is really the virus!! It takes over your computer and tells your "you have a virus, you better scan your pc now!" (with their program that does God knows what to your pc!) Until you run their program, you can't do anything. And I mean anything!! When you click on any other program, it pops up with a "warning" That program is infected too. It even goes so far to change your wallpaper with another "warning message". Elyse spent 2 days restoring the entire pc and rebuilding our wireless network.
If you get this nasty piece of software beware! Make sure your anti-virus programs are up-to-date!