Computer Virus: Don't Panic, Beat It At It's Own Game! I Did! And I Am Computer Stupid!

Computer Misbehaving!

We all know that horrible sinking feeling when we go to turn on the computer and it starts sluggishly, and sometimes makes a horrible grumbling sound. Our hearts sink and we straight away think to ourselves, Computer virus. The relief when we manage to get it up and running properly without any mishaps is a feeling we all share. But what happens when it does go wrong? There are so many Computer Viruses out there that I won't bore you with all the different names of them. If you have any Spyware or Internet Security, you will know the names of these little evil bugs, as your computer will tell you which ones are trying to attack your hard drive right now. What I will say is that sometimes they are so subtle the little darlings manage to ruin everything before you can say boo! There is not a lot that you can do about those until you are aware of them, but what about the big loud, look at me I am so clever ones? you know the ones that I mean. You turn on your PC and you crash straight away. When you eventually get into your computer you start getting pop up after pop up saying buy this Spyware, etc. So I will just tell you my story, and hopefully it will help you.

Computer Illiterate!

Now I know that I am a genius, who isn't? Hum, well, I think so anyway! But the one thing that I have no idea about is the background of my computer. What I mean by background, is anything to do with how it works, the behind the scenes if you like. I can turn on, write, switch from one screen to another, and even add photos, but I have no idea of the workings of the darn things. I was never taught, and I have no yearning to learn. But sometimes a bit of knowledge can be a magnificent thing. I suggest that on a good working computer day, take a few minutes to go through all your icons on your desktop. Look for things like, Take Back To Factory Settings, etc. It does help in a crisis. I have in fact done exactly that when my computer went wrong. It takes about an hour and you have to save your work if it is stored on the PC, but it really does help. It asks you what date you want to take it back too. This is great if you don't necessarily have a Computer Virus, but just the computer decides to give up the Ghost so to speak. But back to the Computer Virus and my near nervous breakdown.

Be Careful of Popups

Popups! Lovely little things. Just as you are reading something really interesting, a pop up will, well, pop up and drive you to insanity. These can be annoying, or even sometimes funny, but believe me when I say, they can be dangerous. In fact very dangerous, these are the darn things that bring the virus straight to your PC. On this day in particular, I turned on my PC and to my horror, I kept getting pop up messages flashing before my eyes. I would close one, and then another would pop up. These were all saying the same thing, or something just as annoying:

YOUR PC IS IN DANGER OF A VIRUS, PLEASE BUY BLAH BLAH SPYWARE NOW!

Obviously there is no such thing as blah blah spyware, but I aint taking any chances with a real one spotting this hub and legging it my way! The more that I tried to get it to stop, the more damage it done.

Nothing Works! Help!

After the pop ups came thick and fast, another great little happening, well, happened. I had numerous Google pages suddenly appear. You know the one I mean. When you first sign in you go and click onto the Internet, and the Google page comes up. This happened over and over without me touching anything! Pop ups, Google pages, flashing screen, and so on. Whatever I did didn't work. I even tried taking it back to Factory Settings, but it wouldn't let me in anything. I started to panic and could feel a very expensive computer mending coming on. Oh great, I thought, no computer for weeks. Whoopy bloody da!

Crafty, But I am Craftier!

 So I did the best thing. I turned it of and thought about it. I really must reiterate how important this is. The computer virus is designed to make you panic. When you panic you do all sorts of strange and wonderful things to try to mend it. All you succeed in doing is tying yourself up in a bigger computer virus knot. So turn it off and think!

What was I doing wrong? I had tried Factory Settings. Zilch. It wouldn't let me in to do it. I tried downloading a spyware or new internet security. Zilch. It wouldn't let me in. I was fighting the bloody thing. I felt like it was a living Thing from the planet Zarg, and I held the short sword.

Then it came to me! Ha Ha

The Light Suddenly Dawns On Me!

If you can't beat it, let it win! Now I know that this sounds stupid, but let me explain. The Computer Virus wanted me to buy a Spyware. It was trying to get me to panic to such an extent that I would say YES! I WILL HAVE IT GODDAMN IT!

The page that it was trying to get me to was called, and this is made up so I don't get the nasty thing chasing me again, it is an example. Virus Spy Bloop! buy it now and save 40 percent off, it covers all your needs!

The scary thing is that it looks just like a really genuine Spyware site. It is even clever enough to add another site so that if you just key in the words in the search box it will come up independently, so that you think it is genuine. It is not. Never trust it, only buy the one that you know is genuine.

So what did I do? Right here we go!

1. I clicked on the accept button. This I did at least three times as it made sure that I was desperate! It's clever enough to know that if you get in on the first click, you will either not believe that it was that simple and then get suspicious, or if you click it once, you can then go on to ignore it. Clever eh?

2. After accepting it, it stopped flashing and popping, stupid thing! and let me read the so called 'real' deal page.

3. At this stage it asks for your money. DO NOT GIVE IT YOUR BANK DETAILS OR SAY YES, STAY ON THIS PAGE FOR A SECOND.

4. Go to your search box at the top of your page. The usual Google one.

5. Then type in the exact name that is on the false spyware page in front of you. MAKE SURE IT IS EXACT, AS IF YOU MAKE ONE SPELLING MISTAKE IT WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO CHEAT IT. BE CAREFUL!

6. When you have written it in, click search. The virus will recognise your words and leave you alone to browse it's false name!

7. When you have reached the Google pages with this name, don't be surprised to find hundreds of sites saying, WE CAN STOP THIS VIRUS FOR YOU, CLICK HERE! Fantastic!

8. Now this is up to you, go down and find the one that you trust the most, and even more important read them all through to make sure it will work first time for you, otherwise the virus will catch onto what you are doing!

9. Choose a site that will give you the spyware for nothing! Free, Zilch! There are plenty of them. Click on it and follow the instructions.

10. And finally, and I think this is the most important, well it was for me anyway, go to the Wiki site! You know the one I mean, Wiki always has a page for everything, the online dictionary sort of thing. The reason? You just know it will be genuine! Aha!

This is what I did, and it was brilliant. I read what the Wiki page said, and to my delight, found that it had added the best and free spyware on it!

YEEHEE!

I followed the instructions, easy peasy, and VOILA', The virus disappeared!

Am I a Genius or what? No, I know. Took me long enough! Ha ha

Anyway, there you have it, the dummies, me, guide of how to get rid of the Computer Virus!

Give it a go, it will save you money and also give you the best feeling because you beat the little bleep!

Note.

This is what happened to me, not all Computer Viruses are the same, so if this doesn't work, please do not virtual strangle me! I am just giving you one good way of getting rid of them. Hopefully it will work on all the 'in your face' Viruses!

Happy Computing!

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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

I rated this up...and yeah you are a virtual genius.


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Well, I've had it happen (a few years ago) but you're right. I was in a panic and I didn't stop and think. That advice to stop and think is worth a great deal by itself!


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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I have a custom Desktop Picture in which I included a little reminder for my own maintenance (personal and computer). It goes: Restore Weekly, Repent Daily, Testify Hourly, Pray Always. I restore MYSELF weekly by partaking the Sacrament on Sundays. I restore MY COMPUTER weekly by doing this (and it keeps her clean and virus-free): First, I utilize the System Tool "Disk Clean-up", then I run the Defragmener utility, then I "Create a (new) Restore Point", then I re-boot (re-start), then I remove all but the most recent Restore Points, then I do another quick defrag, and that's it. This way, when and if my computer ever funs afoul, it is easy enough to do a reboot in SAFE MODE, and then select the last Restore Point that I myself created (knowing that all was well at the time) and the computer automatically gets rid of all the nasty stuff causing grief. This weekly computer MAINTENANCE regime has saved me tons of headaches and hours of frustration (according to my past experience). It takes about 20 minutes to do, if done on a regular seven-day schedule. :)


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

I had a similar virus once, and got my geek to strip my computer and rebuild it. AT&T even knew this virus by name it is so common. Today i had a similar experience to one you told me about previously with an angry hubber who kept coming to my hub insulting me, and finally (I think) put my hub link somewhere that caused a number of like minded people (most not hubpages members) to read my hub and make negative comments against it. I finally just started denying all comments to the hub, and deleted all of his or hers. it was a really angering experience as up until today the hub has received mostly positive happy responses. I remembered you sharing a similar story with me, about a guy who took issue with your psychic hub,or was it the Black Hole hub? (:v


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I'm going to strangle you! No, j/k. I am going to copy and past you. Let me know how you like it.

Polly


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Ingenira 6 years ago

Ha, sounded like you have an exciting experience... :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice hub and good information from you. You give us a detail about that virus. I still use Deep Freeze and it still work until now. Thank you very much for share you experience with this virus. I hope your computer still ok. Vote Up.

Prasetio


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I to knew nothing about computers when I got my first one, but through reading and practice and errors performed by me I got better at it. I have had the odd Trojan appear and had crash times until I found the proper anti virus hardware to wipe out those nasty little gremlins.

I have had much success with AVG anti virus software and would recommend it to everyone. Not having my computer up and running properly would be devastation. I use it so much for so many things, not the least writing in Hub pages, my growing addiction:0)

Great post Nell much appreciate the input and your experience with computers.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Enlydia, sorry it took so long to answer, I was laying a carpet! nightmare! lol don't know about the genius bit, I think I am more of a bumbling idiot that just happened to wake up at the right minute and suss it out by accident! ha ha but thanks anyway, my head has just got bigger! hee hee thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, mulberry, thanks for reading it, I think that is the trouble we panic! run around the room, our hair standing on end and saying help! lol we need to calm down and beat the little bug...r! ha ha thanks again nell

Hi, Timothy, thanks for stopping by, that's a great idea, I have gone back to factory settings a couple of times and cleaned it up, but I think the problem with me was at that time, literally, my spyware run out! I was just going to get another one and boomp! it knew! unbelievable! thanks nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, valerie, I hope it has worked out okay for you now, I know I was steaming mad last night! the forums lit up with my anger! lol the funniest thing was I didn't know people could swear like that! hee hee but seriously people drive me insane, if they want to write, then write, but don't mess with someones work, what the hell do they get out of it for goodness sake? they are sitting in their little houses leaning over their pc with glee in their eyes knowing they are causing trouble! jelousy! that's all it is. nice to see you, nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Jiaop, not sure what you mean but i will keep this on here til I figure it out! thanks

Hi, polly, ha ha I was so mad! how dare they? it even had my name in the hub and he still stole it! can't he read? stupid stupid stupid! and I will strangle him if I get my hands on the stupid b......d! thanks for making me laugh , cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ingenira, yep it certainly was! ha ha in a nutshell, it was a man stealing our hubs, with our names on it! Duh! lol thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, prasetio, my computer is behaving at the moment! lol thank you for your nice comments, good to see you, cheers nell

Hi, saddlerider, thanks for reading it, I hope that this will work another time if it happens again!, and it is a good idea to make sure that you use the right spyware, thanks for your nice comments, cheers nell


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cameciob 6 years ago

Hi Nell, very clever of you I have to admit. I would probably not think of researching the same name to get the real one. Congrats. I knew this virus was going around and get over your computer but you beat it with its own wapon. I'm glad you shared your experience with the est of us.


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MrCTMProductions 6 years ago from Hanover, Pennsylvania

I loved reading this, and you definatly are clever. I felt so immature when I laughed at your tiny, nearly unnoticable spelling mistake :) You replaced the last P in pop (for pop up) with an o


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You are a genius, Nell, and I won't have anybody say otherwise. Thank you for your great help. This was really well done. You will receive your medal next week.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello Hello, Ha Ha don't know about genius I think the word is stubborn, and well stubborn! can I have a gold medal with chocolate in the middle? lol thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, MrCTNP, sorry it was my stupid brit sense of humour! I was going to say it shut the f... up! but changed it to poo to stop offending someone! so I have changed it now! lol thanks for reading it and leaving a comment, cheers nell


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Well done, Nell! You proved that women are brilliant when they have to be by just using their common sense. Thanks for this – now I’ll know what to do when it hits me. PS: The little instructor in my PC, named Einstein, once told me that ‘what goes wrong by itself can come right by itself.” And really, it is true, though a virus is another pig.


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mysterylady 89 6 years ago from Florida

Thanks, Nell. This hub gives some helpful information!


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

Hi Nell I love the way you write.

I would consider jiaop90 as spam! Just my thoughts on it.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

This would probably happen to me just as I signed on for my work day on the Internet - and give me yet another reason to yank my hair out! Great documentary of how you survived the little bugger and will have to keep that in mind IF, IF, IF it happens to me!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I like Spybot a lot.. it works pretty well and it's free...

sorry to hear about your virus, but it sounds like you whoooped it's butt for it. :-D


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vinaykumar.k 6 years ago from india

Not all the antivirus detects and removes the virus that are all over the net. many of the virus we see are from net so,it is very important for us to frequently check for operating system updates and also should have an antivirus which fully protects us from virus through net.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, cameciob, thanks for reading it sorry I must have missed you out! cheers nell

Hi, Martie, thanks for reading it, you are right! we women can kick some butt mentally when we have too! or is it called stubborn? ha ha thanks so much nell

Hi, mysterylady, thanks for stopping by, nice to see you, cheers nell

Hi, Lightning John, thanks for reading it, I think you are right about the spam! but I was just keeping an eye on him because I had one like that the other night and my work got stolen! so I think it's fine now, but I have been making sure that it is safe! lol James bond I'm not! ha ha thanks again nell

Hi, Audrey, how ya doing? if the computer virus came your way, you would probably scare it to death with one of your mishaps! lol thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi carolina muscle, Hi, I got Spyhunter! it hunts spy's ha ha I certainly did whip it's butt! I just got so annoyed at it to think it was going to beat me! but luckily this time I beat the little whatnot, I just hope it doesn't happen again for a long time, I can't afford to mend it! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, vinay, thank you for reading it, of course you are right, we must always be diligent to make sure all the computer is covered, the computer virus or viruses are so subtle sometimes that it takes a while to even notice them, thank you for your added information, cheers nell


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Jane@CM 6 years ago

Great read! I have the blue screen of death. It won't go away. I'm so sad. I'm very happy you were able to clean your virus up!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jane sorry to hear about your PC, have you tried factory settings? maybe it will help, thanks for reading this, cheers nell


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Tankadin 6 years ago

Good Hub, very informative


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tankadin, thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it, cheers nell


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

excellent points there, I always think of the adams book, (a something guide to teh universe... =)) where it says don't panic!!!


nbbatt.com 6 years ago from bear, de, 19701

Thanks for sharing. my computer was attacked, the ip was blocked. nothing to do. you help me to protect it.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Rebecca, don't panic! ha ha I think I need that book! lol thanks for reading it, cheers nell

H, nbbatt, I am glad I could help, and thanks again for stopping by, I will be over when the glitch in the comments boxes are fixed, thanks again nell


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

My very first computer had to be flown to where I lived. The airport staff let it fell from the cart, moving it from the plane to the cargo store. Back home I had a black screen, and then found out what happened.

Well, I send it, on a plane again to the closest town for repairs. Now, you will not believe it, the repairers planted a virus by accident!

You can imagine me , exitedly opening my very first computer, and all this things were happening. I thought this is how it is suppose to be. I never ever want to repeat this episode again.

You are so right, if we have the knowledge, we can beat them!

Great read. I loved it. Rated up!


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ACSutliff 6 years ago

I have a feeling I'm just begging for a virus to attack me (what with no antivirus and everything...) so I will be glad to have this knowledge tucked away for that fateful moment when the icky sicky hits my treasured computer. Thank you Nell!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, equealla, what a nightmare! I think they should have given you a free computer for doing that! I am glad it is okay now though, and thank you for liking my hub, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, AC, that's what happened to me! I had just run out of spyware etc and it seemed to know! maybe you could go and download one of the free ones, just ask for a free spyware on google and quite a few come up, sometimes they are about 20 pounds, 30 dollars? not sure, but if you buy one from a shop they are a lot of money, so good luck, cheers nell


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

Ha ha Nel, In the middle of Africa your'e on your own. But the idea is nice, a free computer would have been welcomed in those days.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, equealla, thanks for coming back, I would love to visit Africa, I have got as far as Morocco, but not any further, I only recently bought this computer about a year ago, before that I used the one at work, but it would be nice if someone gave us a free one! lol thanks again nell


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

I need to remember this one have to read it a few times.

thanks Nell.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sa'ge, that's okay, I know how you feel! lol it took me ages to figure it out, so if you need it, just read it when you can soak it up, thanks as always nell


Mory 6 years ago

Good hub:) My method is similar to you, I will Google "How to Guide Remove XX (virus name)" and then I can always find out the removal method immediately ^_^


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Mory, thank you for commenting, and reading my hub. Yes when you are in a crisis situation on the PC this is definitely the best way to go, the thing is that the people who invent the virus presume that you will panic, and pay out lots of money for their scams, but if you keep a cool head, then you can beat them, thanks so much, nell


TechTrendy 6 years ago

Nell, Reading this actually had me smiling but not at your misfortune but your ingenuity. I'm often called out because a clients computer is infected and more often then not they are freaked out and panicked where you managed to keep a level head. I must commend you also on mentioning not to give any personal information out as doing so escalates the situation to a whole new level. Great article.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tech Trendy, I am so glad you liked it, it is true that the second anything happens in the way of a computer virus, we do panic, and that's exactly what they want. I was really surprised when I managed to write the virus name in google to see what would happen and I found a whole list of sites to help, then I realised that I had done the right thing! Phew! lol thanks again for reading it, cheers nell


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miggy2007 5 years ago

Hi Nell, I am new here. Very entertaining article with sound logic. Glad it worked for you! Thanks for sharing the idea.. simple, works.. done =-)

You are appreciated Nell, Miggy


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, miggy, I am so glad it was useful to you, and thank you for reading it, cheers nell


hubpageswriter 5 years ago

Enlightening hub, good read for me. So the next time something like this happened you would know what to do already. =)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, hubpageswriter, I hope so, it did work for me, but it took ages for me to suddenly realise what to do! but I was determined that the stupid computer virus was not going to beat me! lol thanks nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, bobluisusa, thanks for reading it, glad I could help, cheers nell


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rtaylornw 5 years ago from Manchester UK

I hope you don't have a gun pointing at the screen, they are illegal in the UK! ;-)

Very interesting article.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, rtaylornw, ha ha I have actually got that photo on my wall in front of my desk! lol but not a real gun, thank goodness! thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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charlemont 5 years ago from Lithuania

Nell you've got great sense of humor, I enjoyed reading your hub! Indeed, common sense is what puts those tricky pop-ups to death.

Once I was called up by a friend to "look what's wrong with this puter?" Funny thing is that he was working for a different company and they had their own IT department, but their techies gave up. Well, I came there loaded with CD's, USB flash drives and a pack of roasted almonds ;-) 'cause running multiple scans means hours of waiting. avast!, McAfee and some other AV tools cleared THOUSANDS nasties, and I was able to restore Windows booting capabilities. Business environment is prone to infections just like home users, but virus attacks cost them significantly more. If my memory serves me right, they did some staff switching later.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, charlemont, thanks for reading it, I love the idea of not forgetting the roasted almonds! lol as long as we don't panic, we can mend anything on the stupid pc's! well, hopefully! thanks


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PR Morgan 5 years ago from Sarasota Florida

Gosh, I should have read this a few months ago...i fought with one for about two days..I won but it wasn't this easy...I am ready for it now!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, PR Morgan, isn't it annoying? I just like to try and sort it out, but I have to take very deep breaths! lol otherwise the pc will end up in the bin!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Nell, I use AVG. It is free and I have never had any problems. I went to school for computers and kinda know where to look and how to get rid of the viruses, but it is better to just have a great anti virus program.

Well done. Voted up


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tina, thanks again, I just wrote this after a major panic because of the stupid thing! ha ha glad you liked it, and thanks


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Absolutely brilliant.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Thanks as always Eiddwen, I really appreciate it, sorry it took so long to answer! lol


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GiftedGrandma 5 years ago from USA

Very informative and enjoyable hub. I know exactly what you mean.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Gifted, thanks for reading it, we all have to be so careful of computer viruses they are such a pain! lol


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

SaddleRider is right. AVG is good stuff and you can get it downloaded for free, and now it is very neat. Also Zone Alarm is a great helper and there is a version of that free too, and it is great. I have two spywares that are free . One is Spybot which can be acquired for free on line. Also I think I have something else too. Cannot think of it right off. It should be illegal for any company to try to trick someone into thinking they have a virus just for the sake of selling spyware, or some product. The better bussiness burea might do something, even the Feds. That is serious stuff.

I think that same kind of thing might have happened to me once. I think I immediately updated my AVG and it helped to clean house. I think I have MCaVee or something of that nature. A spyware a computer repaiman installed. Plus since I have high speed internet, it comes with and anti virus set up too. Great hub, and a learning experience. God Bless You.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, stars, hopefully I have got it sorted out now, but what a mess! ha ha thanks for writing, cheers nell


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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

I like your approach to those pesky viruses. I sometimes wonder if it's the anti virus software that slows the computer down, as it checks everything all the time. Can't win lol


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, molometer, I never thought of that! you could be right there! thanks again, nell


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ap100 4 years ago from India

Quite good information.. Thanks for sharing.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks ap100, glad you found it helpful, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

lol! thanks, I look forward to reading your link, nell


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Nell, this was so informative and loved your detailed explanation of what you did to get rid of and beat this computer virus. Am totally voting up and sharing this.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Virus is a big problem for computers.

You have explained thoroughly how to deal with this problem.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us. I only hope that Monday does not prove the virus to attack our computers! Voting this way up!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Janine, thanks so much, I wasn't going to let a pc virus get my computer! lol! thanks


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Vinaya, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi teaches, thats what I was thinking! I hope this does help if the computer virus does hit, thanks so much nell


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Nell Rose, i like this fight you fought with a computer virus, it sound brutal but you won. As users, we should not panic actually. The best medicine for computer viruses is to be prepared. Anything can happen when we are using computers so the best measure is to always have backups but when the virus hit then we can go around it. Voted up.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks dwachira, it was a pain at the time! lol!

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