I will have to admit that when it comes to searching for things online I am not only not tech savvy, but I’m a bit reckless.
This is how I ended up getting a computer virus.
I have an antivirus however the subscription expired and I decided to wait to renew it which means I was not protected. I really did not think that it was that big of a deal, I mean what were the odds of me getting a virus? It probably didn’t help that I decided to go and visit a bunch of questionable websites. All I knew was that after I had visited some of these websites my computer started to vastly slow down, but that was the worst part. The worst part was I started having random pop ups on my desktop! Now I know for a fact I never downloaded anything intentionally that would put ads on my computer and so I realized I must have a virus. I decided to call my brother who is a computer guy and actually works as a computer repair person in a tech store. He told me that what I had was a type of adware. He further asked me to describe and I told him I keep getting all these advertisements for heating and air conditioning units on my computer. He asked me if I had browsed any websites of any heating AC companies and I told him no. I further explained that I was more than happy with my heating and cooling system, and I even described my HVAC products. Everything from the type of air conditioner I have, to the space heater, and I even mentioned the HEPA filter in the air purifier. Thankfully I was able to get my brother to come over and remove the virus from my computer. He also helped me update my antivirus and get my subscription re-enabled. Now my computer is back to normal.