At quite a number of our recent meetings we have spent time removing malware from our computers and we can’t recall where it came from.

We are not alone!

This article from The Windows Club was just published via PC Pitstop and describes what we did, innocently, that led to this trouble. It’s a good read.

At the end it mentions a method to avoid it that sadly is now a necessity about using Windows System Restore before you install anything you download, actually before you even attempt to download it. Short description for Windows 7: Go to Control Panel, type ‘restore’ in search box at upper right, use Create a Restore Point, at the bottom of its box click Create for a new point.

Now if you get caught by one of these evil websites you can go back to this point.