It is 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night. You look at the clock and realize that your research paper is due TOMORROW! You have completed most of the research and have it all saved in your computer. Well, I have enough time (you say to yourself). You then proceed to sit in your computer with a glass of apple juice and a ham and cheese sandwich. To your surprise, you realize that something is wrong. Your computer begins crashing repeteadly, pop-ups begin to appear and your sister starts calling you that she is receiving weird messages from you. At that time, you place both hands on each sife of your head and scream," I cannot believe this, is my computer infected"? Sadly but truly, the answer is yes.
Under certain circumstances installed antivirus software may be able to remove infectious files. For instances under which it is not possible, professional assistance from a qualified computer technician may be necessary.