There were so many ads infecting her computer, they were fighting each other for attention. Obviously, my neighbor couldn’t get anything done.
On Friday, I tried a few things, but got nowhere. Then, over night, I remembered MALWAREBYTES. I had not installed that most terrific of programs that lives up to its name – it bites malware in the – where it hurts.
Saturday, I went back with the sole purpose of installing MALWAREBYTES.
The demons in my neigbor’s possessed computer were yelling, “No you don’t!”
I told my neighbor, “These vicious programs are like dandelions. You can cut off the head, but the roots remain, to pop-up somewhere else.”
The screen was full of pop-ups. The cursor floated. The links page I had Googled floated. I could not get the cursor to settle down and click the link to MALWAREBYTES at CNET (the best place to download a program.)
In desperation, I clicked the only link I could access, and downloaded SOMETHING – anything!
Of course,that additional program was just a pain in the neck, so I had to adjust my glasses and go back to the floating links page. I memorized where the CNET link was, and when it just barely peeped out its head at the bottom of the screen, I clicked the link. OH, what a relief it was when MALWAREBYTES started downloading!!! I was elated.
After the program installed, I fired it up. Over FIVE HUNDRED malicious pieces of malware were in that computer!
I had to highlight each unwanted piece of junk, but 500 was going to be a pain. I thought I could get rid of 100 at a time. No luck. It was all or none, so I had to re-start the computer. and re-run the program.
This time, I clicked the cursor 500 times, then pushed REMOVE.
The exorcism was complete.