I finally can sit down and write out my new blog post. Of course, I had another subject in mind, but not until my computer had problems this morning.
This is not the first time. This has been going on the last few months and I have some good ideas as to what is causing it, now that my son cleaned it out and explained what happens.
First, when you down load, files can secretly join to whatever it is you put on your computer. Bad files, ones you don't want. One good thing, I didn't have a virus this time. Several downloads came to mind. Pinterest pictures might be part of it. Also, my almost new son-in-law downloaded a game for my grand daughter, and a friend of mine checked her email and downloaded a senior singles site...that one led to porn attached files!
What a pain in the arse! After my son cleaned out all the bad files, he used mal-ware and another cleaner, then deleted all bad files that even attach to my Google Chrome. Then, the de-frag. Now, I've been going through my documents and downloads and cleaning it all out. It's taken most of my day!
Lesson learned, that's for sure. I guess the next step is saving everything I want on my computer to my external hard drive and wiping it all out, then reloading a clean slate, so to speak.
I hope it all works and I don't have to invest any time soon on a new computer. I have to have my computer to write.
Has this happened to you? What steps did you have to do to fix it? Did you get a new system?
I am blessed that my son does this for a living, or I would have been screwed!
All's well that ends well! Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to drop me a line and let me know your computer (nightmare) story!