Actually, I paid the ransom on my laptop and I'm up and running. It had a coupla garden-variety viruses, mostly fulla dirt that caused an overheating problem that corrupted a buncha shit. Seems OK now.
The desktop has a 'root kit' virus and it'll be back next week. Hopefully. The tech says it's the worst he's ever seen. He told me that DOJ says a quarter of a million computers have been infected with this particular virus. Why me? Just lucky I guess. The tech blames the Russian Mafia. ¿Quien sabe?
The tech worked his ass off to get this back to me before the weekend and I picked it up at 9PM over at Tahoe Tech Group. Go give 'em a 'like' at FB. Thank you Nathaniel.
I'm too tired to even do Emmylou tonight. Later.