I've been struggling for the past couple of weeks trying to debug and clean "bots" out of my system, however there are just too many of them. When hubby firs t set up this computer he didn't install any anti-spyware or anti-virus software, leaving it vulnerable to malware and all sorts of infections. When I started having problems, then he installed the anti-virus and I installed a program to get rid of bots. But it was too late. Once they are in there, they are nearly impossible to get rid of without wiping out and redoing the whole entire hard drive.
So, that is what we now have to do. We are going to buy a new hard drive, put all the best anti-virus software on their at the very beginning before anything else is added. Then he will have to figure out how to clean this one off. He tried to redo another hard drive but it won't let him clean it off. What joy do people get from creating viruses and bugs to infect strangers' computers? They cannot even "reap the joy" of watching a person swearing and frustrating as their computer does funky crap and doesn't work properly. The only reason I can think for them doing this is to get back at the computer industry somehow. OR they are working for a computer anti-virus software company to create viruses to keep selling upgrades to anti-virus software. Am I paranoid? I wouldn't put it past them to do something like that. And who is going to catch them?
It's just a shame that we have something so wonderful as computer technology and evil people who just want to screw up a good thing.