Internet Security for the Non-Geek

I came across an article I’d put aside regarding internet security. This article was well written and entitled “andparents: What to do when you’ve been compromised.” I’d put it aside basically because it was information I was already aware of. But then I had to walk my daughter through an emergency clean up of her machine because somehow she’d gotten so infected she couldn’t even log onto her school site to do her assignments. The first thing I asked her was what type of anti-virus software she was using and I heard a lengthy silence on her end. She eventually admitted she had none. We tried a few clean up tricks, but her computer was too far gone. I ended up walking her through a restoration, which to you non-techies is a complete reformat of the hard drive and setting it back to the way it was when she bought it.

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