…I’m using my brother’s right now, and I want to minimize my time using his stuff. My own computer has the Google Redirect virus; after running a virus scan at boot-time, so the scan would be more thorough and not cause any more problems with existing programs running, my computer now cannot start properly at all.
Given that the Google Redirect virus is most certainly a Trojan – yeah, I’m wondering who might have a ton of info they shouldn’t – and that it is unclear to me reformatting will fix the situation, I’m going computer shopping as soon as possible. I’m keeping my computer off in the meantime.
If you have suggestions or advice (yes, I know, “get a Mac”) about the virus, I’m all ears.
Thank you for your patience. It goes without saying I am not very happy right now.