If you have a computer you've gotten a virus. They are everywhere and they are practically unavoidable. No matter what you do to safeguard yourself against them, hackers and shady computer programmers are relentless in their attempts to invade your PC.
Even the most highly recommended anti-malware or anti-virus software can't always protect you from being infected. I run a very well touted anti-virus software called Avast which several IT guys have told me is the best one to have however, about a month ago my main PC started locking up on me almost everyday so I instantly knew something had gone awry. But this morning it froze up on me and couldn't be revived. I've been able to get rid of pesky viruses in the past several times but this one was tough.
Every time I ran the anti-malware scans the virus would lock up the computer and shut down the scan. I rebooted in Safe mode and tried running the scans again but with each attempt the virus would lock me up. I even tried to run a boot scan which scans the computer for viruses and malware before the system even begins to boot up but guess what? Locked again!
After several attempts and hours later I finally had to call in reinforcements. My go-to computer guy came over to my home office to lend a hand but this virus was buried so deep in the computers code and registry that not even he could get to it. So, after fighting a virus all day I had to watch my PC get whisked away to his shop so that he can backup all of my systems and completely wipe clean my whole PC. Hopefully I'll have it back by Monday or Tuesday so until then I'm stuck using my old laptop that is a few seconds slower than molasses in January. Not a great start to the weekend.