On the news tonight, a man was arrested as a suspect over allegedly killing his de facto's four-year-old son. His partner and family members were at the court to support him. Outside the court, when journos were trying to interview these people, they responded with swearing, screaming and yelling and violence in the form of throwing a bottle, which fortunately did not hit anyone, but struck a camera.
Now, don't those reactions make one wonder? I know the media can be intrusive and probably the last thing the alleged suspect's family would want to do is talk to them. But to respond in that way gives rise to the question; Is there violence within the family?
I've had my computer disinfected against the virus...it was a Trojan, but didn't do any damage. It was just a bloody nuisance. How's this for service, though? The guys at the computer repair shop put some software on for me, free of charge, called Malaware Bytes. I was told to run the short scan once every two weeks to a month and the full scan every couple of months or so. If a virus is detected, as well as preventing it from lodging in the hard drive, it will clear it out of the system. It works in conjunction with my existing antivirus programme, so gives me more protection.
The guy at the computer shop said there are a lot of viruses that come through Facebook, this one I got came with something called My Webspace, which is all tied in with the Win PC Trojan.
I really think Facebook have a duty of care to protect their users against this threat therefore should do more to ensure their site is virus free. I was lucky this time, no damage done. I've been using the internet for 11 years and this is the first time I've been caught.
Needless to say, I will not be using Facebook again.