It used to be that simply viewing a malformed email could allow a virus to spread. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case with modern mail programs.
Some malware goes to great lengths to prevent you from downloading, running, or applying a fix. I’ll tell you what steps to take.
Trying to remove malware? I’ll walk you through the steps and options, from simple to hard, including the only approach that’s guaranteed to work.
Heartbleed did not affect all versions of open SSL. So first we should check if we even need to worry.
Malware is just software. It doesn’t destroy your computer hardware in any way. Some work, albeit perhaps significant work, will get you back up and running without needing to destroy anything.
This is a difficult problem to solve. Steps to protect yourself from a malicious website could mask the problem so you never see it. I can give you a few suggestions.
Your computer is safe from any virus using the phone’s operating system. But if you are using your smartphone as a USB device… that’s another story.
The best operating system in the world can’t save you from dancing bunnies.