Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Our PC Is Back--Again!

Our workhorse desktop PC, nicknamed Hermes, froze up several weeks ago. I called our local neighborhood geek (who I know through--what else?--Girl Scouts, thanks to his mom, his sisters, and his wife), who worked very hard to repair it and save all the pictures and files.

The problem: spyware and adware.

Two weeks later, we were infected again, this time by a very nasty virus posing as an Internet and PC cleaner. According to Stephen, it's really a "phishing" program, designed to capture your credit card info.

It took him awhile to clean it. But now it's all better. And we have a couple of new spyware/anti-virus programs.

If you're in the Bay Area, especially in West Contra Costa, give Stephen a call: www.hyperlogik.com.