The joy and heartache of a computer and the internet
Saturday, June 01, 2013
I did my usually morning routine this morning visiting Facebook and Sparkpeople. I also read a few articles online. Step away from my laptop for a minute and got a message saying the Department of Justice has locked me out of my computer for illegal activities. This message cover my whole screen and I couldn't do anything other than turn off the power button. By the way the viral message also states that you can pay $300 to regain access to your computer. A dead give away that this was a computer virus . My spouse was able to research the Department of Justice virus online and followed along a video to remove it. Sometimes, the internet and computers can be a pain but life would be so much harder without them. Just be aware that another computer virus is lurking out there and keep your anti-virus software updated.