|reply to Blackbird |
Re: question about malicious software
Thanks for that...it may not have been exactly what I wanted to hear but it's always good to know the true scoop.
He was an authorized service technician from Dell - sent by them in response to a call from me. There was nothing about him that gave off any weird vibes except for that thumb drive.
But I'm over-reacting, aren't I? It's just that you read so much these days that pretty much scares the life out of you. I'm actually at the point that when I am in windows I keep the internet turned off.
Mina, your question led to a interesting read...thanks...we can never be too careful. I can relate to being stuck in an uncomfortable place wondering...
|reply to Mina |
said by Mina:I would say so.
But I'm over-reacting, aren't I?
The thumb drive was likely bootable and contained the restore image and the means to restore it.
Relax. You're fine my friend.
I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.
I have relaxed a bit thank goodness. I read online that IF your bios was infected it could be fixed by resetting to factory default or flashing. A little scary but something to keep in mind.
Now about that kudos thing...not sure if I did it right but it says it was given!