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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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.