So I think I might have gotten the UKash virus...
I was clicking through movies on a free streaming site (I'll be honest, probably not legal), when I got a pop-up saying that I'd violated some copyright law blah blah blah, and I had to pay money for them to unlock my computer. The website didn't look very fancy for a government site, and the fact that they were asking for money screamed virus. I tried closing the tab but it wouldn't let me, and I couldn't turn off my browser at all. I panicked and flicked off the power bar. I gave it a few seconds and turned the computer back on.
This is where I'm confused. My computer booted up completely normally. It was a bit slow, but my computer's almost 6 years old so that's not really new. I got into the internet just fine, and am in fact typing this message on the exact same computer. I even tried opening Microsoft Word and accessing some old files, and logged into my e-mail. Everything is completely normal. No pop-up, I'm not locked out of anything as far as I can tell.
So.... what gives? Is the virus on my computer and just not presenting itself yet? Or did I dodge a huge bullet? I'm super nervous about opening anything on my computer now because I don't know if I'm infected or not.
Edited by maxydog, 31 March 2014 - 03:22 PM.