If you have a Windows based computer you probably had a computer virus before. This has happened recently in my computer lab in the school I work at. One of my students clicked on an image on Google images and her computer began acting slow. Suddenly, lots of notifications constantly were popping up in the status bar. “You have a Trojan virus”, ‘The computer is infected with a worm”, kept showing at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, there was this new icon on the desktop that looked like a shield with no name.
So, then I started troubleshooting. The first step, as you may have guessed, was to run the antivirus software in the computer. But Symantec did not want to open at all. At the time, the antivirus was stopped from running by this virus. Instead, the other application with an icon like a shield offered to scan and diagnose my computer. As I clicked on it there were tons of virus notifications popping up and then a link that asked to activate the Full version. I also attempted to use the System Restore but it did not work, either.
So, then I quickly decided to reboot the computer and get into the safe mode of the computer using F8. From this point I managed to restore the computer to an earlier point using System restore and all problems were solved. Symantec completed a full scan and did not detected any virus while everything else worked like before. Wow!