Hi, my name is James and I have been an independent computer consultant for 8 years after being an IT administrator for various large companies for about twenty years.
A substantial part of my business is helping other small businesses and home users with support and troubleshooting of their computers/networks and often find myself viewing this forum for help with the latest nasties that plague my clients.
After lurking for quite some time now, I feel it is appropriate to actually get an account and say "Hi" and maybe give back some help for all that I have gotten from reading the posts here.
Virus and malware infections are brought to my attention at a steady pace but once every year or so there is an explosion. Since mid December of 2011 I have seen one of those explosions
Many people have tasked me with helping them remove viruses that almost all come from viewing a web page while having an older version of Java on their PC or laptop so as my first contribution to the forum I would like to say...Make sure that your Java plugins are up to date!