Recently, I got a phone call from a call center that was clearly stationed outside the US. The man on the other end, who called himself "Frank", read mechanically from a script stating that he was from Microsoft Tech Support, and he had received many messages from my computer indicating that there was a viral infection. "Oh? Go on." I replied, fully aware of his intentions. You see, this is becoming an all too common occurrence in the world today. These phone scams are designed to hold people at ransom for exorbitant amounts of money at the threat of data destruction.
So, today's tech article is on the heels of a few visits I made this week to clients suffering a computer virus. Each client had a different virus, but they were dealing with it much the same way. It occurs to me that many people probably react the exact same way to an infection, so it was high time to share some easy tips on what to do if and when you think your computer has been infected. Here are our 5 tips for dealing with a computer virus.