When your computer is sick, it never hurts to get a cat scan. :-)
The first line of defense in the war against computer viruses is simply to be alert when opening your email. Most of today's viruses are transmitted via emails that appear to come from legitimate sources. If you are not expecting a package from UPS, don't open that UPS attachment giving you instructions on how to get your package that could not be delivered. (UPS will hang a tag on your door if you are not at home.)
I will be out of town from March 26th through April 2nd for a Nicaragua Mission trip. If you have a computer emergency that cannot wait until I get back, you can call One Who Serves at (828) 251-1111. Let them know that you are one of my clients when you call and they will be happy to take care of you.
Beware of a new phone scam going around. I've had three different reports in the last week of this scam. Someone will call claiming to be from Microsoft and tell you that your computer is infected with a virus. They ask you to open a web browser and go to a specific website that they have set up. Once there, they can take control of your computer. They will install software that allows them to control your computer even after you leave their web site. Once they have control, they can search your hard drive for financial or identity information.