Computer plus student a recipe for icky virus, spyware trouble
Sending your children to college is hard enough. It can be even harder dealing with what they've often left behind: unpaid cellphone bills, mounds of discarded clothes and infected computers.
Many parents find that the home computer they try to reclaim after Junior's departure runs as slow as molasses and is plagued by constant popups, thanks to swarms of viruses and malicious spyware, also known as malware. And with the departure of their tech-savvy offspring, they may be clueless about what to do.
Just how serious is this problem? Consider: The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Computer plus student a recipe for icky virus, spyware trouble
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