This thing has bypassed my McAfee software (and disabled it) and blocked me from using the Internet or any of my programs or files (it is 'protecting' them from harm). In short, my computer is completely useless!
Malwarebytes software but I have no experience of using anything like this - do you?
Despite the frustration of this, the time wasting and the inconvenience of trying to sort it out I have remained pretty calm and philosophical about it. Over the years my computer has provided me with many more advantages than disadvantages. It has allowed me to shop in places I wouldn't otherwise be able to shop, buy things at prices I couldn't get them in High Street shops even buy things I couldn't buy in High Street shops. I often order my groceries online and have them delivered (for free) - that's a great service. My computer allows me to communicate with people all over the world and express myself in the written word. It allows me instant access to a range of resources on subjects that interest me. On the whole, my computer is a good friend, so I forgive it for getting infected!
I had made some quite extensive notes for a blog post that I wanted to write yesterday but they are trapped inside my computer at the moment so it will have to wait.
Have you experienced this type of malevolent fake AV software virus? Did you find a solution for getting rid of it?
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