It was SaurKid's weekend with his dad this last Saturday and Sunday, so I didn't have access to my child protege. When I told SaurKid what was happening with my computer, he asked me if I'd run certain diagnostics which I'd never heard from. So, I handed him the reigns.
Soon SaurKid had come back with the announcement that I had a trojan horse and a virus. Great. That, combined with Verizon's crappy service, and we have a recipe for a true disaster.
However, my system needs updating and I'm thinking it's time to get a computer that someone can fix easily, over the phone. This one is a mutt that was put together for a computer show at the Florida State Fair Grounds by a company based in Miami (a 4-6 hour drive away, depending on how fast you drive. For me... 4 hours).
I got a system where if I need to get it fixed or even speak to someone, they are way beyond my reach. I don't want to go through that again. Because I'm not a computer guru when it comes to hardware, I'm considering getting a Dell. What are your thoughts and suggestions?