Last night, when I was surfing around on some blogs, my computer started acting wonky. My security software kept bringing up little windows that said "registry change detected" and I kept blocking it--but it was relentless.
Then the computer started shutting down out of nowhere. When it booted up again--all my icons were gone and my task bar was gone. All that was left was my background picture. Which is of Gerard Way--and I love to look at him so I'll show the pic here:
Let me just stop and gaze at him a minute....He's my boyfriend if you didn't know.
Okay, so that was all that was on my screen. Don had already gone to bed and I had nowhere to turn for help. So--all by myself!!I figured out how to get my Task Manager up and reinstate my icons. Now, I'm sure that's no big deal to you computer-savvy types out there--but to me it was huge!
So the icons were back, but there was this evil new icon on there! It was pretending to be some kind of spyware remover--but I knew it was a virus.
These little windows and boxes kept popping up saying my computer was infected and that I had to use this bogus spyware thing to remove it (and pay big money to do it--very scary).
I went to add/remove programs--but it couldn't be removed! It would bypass the removal process and just pop up again.
So I Googled the name of it and read about how it was this pure evil virus and very difficult to remove. It said I had to install some special scans to do it--but this virus was so sneaky, it would infiltrate every time I tried to get the scan.
Finally, I figured out a way to bypass it and get the scan loaded. I ran it and it took an hour and a half! It found almost 400 infected files--which is scary, because I think it just kept multiplying and I shudder to think what it would have done to the computer if I hadn't removed it right away.
So I fought the virus and I won! All by myself! But I worked on it until about two in the morning so my brain is fried. Which is why this semi-boring story is the best thing I can think to write about. Sorry!
This is the part where you can comment and say what a computer genius I am. No, I'm just kidding--you don't have to. But wasn't I good!?!