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Don't be virus scammed by bogus antivirus programs!!!

There are certain websites these days, seemingly normal, that you go to, just as any other website...except after you leave it...all of a sudden you start seeing warning screens that inform you that you have been attacked by a virus, and need to scan your computer to identify it, etc. This viral concoction blocks Help and Support functions, Internet Explorer, and is designed to convince you to buy their $29.95 software to disinfect your computer. And it seems real enough, however- it's a clever scam, and there's no telling how many people each year fall prey to it. Fortunately, there is a way, short of reformatting Windows, and losing all your info and programs, songs, pics, etc. You simply shut down the computer, and restart it. I've only done this with my Toshiba Satellite, so I will explain the process. Just when the computer starts booting up, it will say Press F2...Press F12, I push F4 through F8 quickly (not sure which F-key really works, probably F8, so I do them all just to make sure), and that brings up the "Repair Computer" option screen. Pick "Repair Computer", and then you will get about 10 options. Pick "Restore Computer", and wait a bit, then the Restore Screens will come up. Pick an earlier date (any will do, and you will usually have a choice of a few), and then pick "Restore Computer". Wait patiently, and don't interrupt it, and it will restore, shut down, and bring the computer back up, restored to the previous date, and eliminating the viral attack. It doesn't affect your data, pics, etc., or programs, and you're good to go. Also, try to think back and remember the website that infected you, so that you can avoid it in the future. I talked to some computer guys, and they don't know who to report the sites to, since it would take some footwork to figure out their ISP and server, etc., but identifying them for your own good, and avoiding them, is probably all we can do for now . Anyway, beware of these scam artists, and don't fall prey to them. It's been reported that even if you pay them, they don't provide any protection since it's a scam, and they can also scam your passwords and other private info. Anyway, hope you avoid them, but if you run across one, just stay calm and restore your computer, and you'll be good. Happy, safe surfing!

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