Viruses for Dummies! Fake AV Virus infects my computer.
We have all heard about and read books that have been created and written for those like myself that started out computer illiterate. But I have yet to read a book on “Viruses for Dummies!”
That being said, yesterday I was searching Google for a gift for my granddaughter. I clicked on a website link and I was attacked by a virus. I was so upset for several reasons.
One of which is the fact that I didn't know the difference between an attacker and my own computer. The virus that attacked me disguised itself on Web page as if it was my own computer warning me that I had several viruses attacking my system. I clicked on it to fix it four times, which downloaded it onto my computer.
Don't be fooled by these Fake AV Viruses that redirect to personal-guard62.co.cc and disguise themselves as computer viruses !
Here's a screen shot from my computer…
Fortunately, Regina Smola explained to me that because I did not click to open and install the programs, the attack was stopped midway. But the virus or infections were still downloaded to my computer. And there were some entries in my Windows Registry. It took hours of Regina's time (which I'll always be grateful for) and mine to fix it.
Just because we do not run a well established company, does not mean that the information we have stored on our computers has any less value.
Hackers do not care about you or what you hold dear or important; they just care about crippling you from the tasks you desire to continue and complete and extracting anything that will further their cause and ruin your life.
It takes people like Regina, who spend countless hours researching, studying and preparing to educate and equip each of us with the necessary tools to become aware of the hackers and their attacks.
Regina knows how viruses attack, what they look like and what to do to stop progress on our computers and destroy what is priceless and valuable to you and me.
Regina stepped in and not only identified every file that was attacked, but used every method available to us to delete and destroy the viruses.
She did not stop there but instead took more of her time to teach me what to look for, how the hackers work and what to do and NOT to do next time the hackers attack.
The information she gave me not only saved my computer, my valuable files and information within each one, but removed the enormous stress that accompanied the attack of these uncaring, vicious and scrupulous hackers.
Thank you Regina for your expertise, patience beyond measure with me, your concern for my computer and all the files I count important and valuable to me. And the new tools you gave me so that I might be better equipped for any other attacks that may come my way.
Regina keep up the good work, thank you for caring about all of us and giving of your valuable time to make our lives stress-free and full of understanding and knowledge that is priceless to each of us.
I look forward to your continued work in making sure our computers are secure!
New Orleans, LA