I have had computers for 20 years, but I have never experienced anything like this. I contacted a Microsoft security tech support guy, who claims that it is not possible for a virus to turn off the power to a computer, and therefore the problem must be my hardware, and it is merely a coincidence that the computer shut down and became inoperable the instant after I clicked on that pop-up.
I read that the Bladabindi viruses may contain means of fighting anti-malware that is designed to eradicate it. I am wondering if this is what happened. I finally started to download an anti-malware program that would destroy it -- and it defended itself by tricking me into clicking on something that stopped me dead in my tracks. But t[size=3]he Microsoft tech claimed that there have been no other reports of Bladabindi turning off infected computers.
Can you nice people please help me? Given the other weird crap that has been happening to my computer since I opened that email on Sept. 19, and given the general good health of my Toshiba (I have had no problems with it except this), it seems extremely implausible that it is nothing but a coincidence that it shut down the instant after I clicked on that pop-up
What can I do to get my computer working again?
Edited by boopme, 05 October 2014 - 04:15 PM.