Ohmygosh. My life was nearly ruined. Or at least all of my music, my documents, my bookmarks, my photos, my email, and my videos were nearly ruined.
I was shopping online. Surfin' around and checking out cute tops. I followed a link from Overstock.com (I think) that went to a site called Fashionista and bam! Got infected. Man oh man, window after window was poppin' up and dialog boxes saying "Infection! Infection!" And numbers were zipping by so fast I couldn't keep track of which window was doing what. I never clicked Download or Cancel, but I clicked X to close out one of the windows and I think that's what did me in. I think the evil people improved the malware so that no matter what you click it downloads to your machine. I knew it wasn't really Windows trying to protect me because the icon on the top left was fake. I turned off my computer. Hoped I avoided infection. Turned computer back on and bam! All the windows and yada, yada, again. Turned it off again. Thought for awhile. Decided to turn it back on, not open the browser but go to System Restore and reset myself to yesterday. Couldn't do it. I was locked out of everything on my own computer. Couldn't open the browser window either.
My husband had the bright idea that I should call Eset Antivirus. I did and it was the best advice he could have given me. I got a super duper smart guy. He got my browser back up. Then he finished doing his thing remotely. It was amazing watching what he did. He was awesome. And modest. Before I hung up I said, "Your family and friends must love you." He said, "Well, I am the "go to" man." I'm sure he is.
So I'm happy tonight. Not surfing for tops though.