Except for an unexpected snag at the beginning my weekend was great. The problem happened when I got home.
I was told that the computer was acting funny. I turned it on and the first thing I noticed was an icon on the desktop for a dialer program. Since I don't have a modem this program was boggin down the system, so I went to remove the little pest and found a nightmare in shadows.
The friend who watched Kathy let his friend play on the computer for a bit. This is a porn and Warez freak. So now my poor computer is full of spyware, adware, dialers, hijackers, a nasty little trojan, and I found a keylogger. My 3rd line firewall was compromised (I have 1 hardware and 2 software firewalls that I call my 1st line of defense - my 3rd line of defense), My virus scanner had been deactivated, and all my maintance programs had been taken off their schedules.
It's a mess and a half that I'm going to be fighting for a while. At times I miss the good ole days when all you had to worry about was things like the Green Worm and the X-mas Tree viruses.
Well, back to cleaning up the computer.