I'm a fairly comptetent user of a computer at home and at work. I'm not sure what goes on inside it, but then I don't need to to use it. Like my mobile phone - I have no idea how it works, but I can use it well enough. My other half tried to log on to our internet banking to see if we'd earned any interest on our 37 pence savings this morning and a strange pop-up box came up which asked us for our account number and our security number. Whoops, never seen that before - my computer had got a virus.
This is despite the fact that we have the full monty protecting the machine, virus thingy, firewall whatsit etc etc. I even did a full scan of the computer yesterday for some reason which took 24 hours to complete and it never found anything.
Anyway, the nice man at McAfee took over my computer and found the little tinker, a new Trojan which had got in somehow, probably with something we've downloaded. It recognises the banking home page, turns it off and provides a little pop up box. It's all gone now, so all is well and my 37 pence is safe.
What a difference in the weather today, yesterday basking in 32 degrees C of sunshine, today 17 degrees of greyness with a chill breeze. No shorts for me today! Even the cats are are in and Jack cat is laid on my desk next to my keyboard fast asleep. Look at the cat hairs on my keyboard, good job I'm not allergic to them. No thunderstorms last night despite the forecast - I had my camera and tripod ready!