Frankly, there was nothing I could do with it.
The Dell laptop was not old (even by computer standards) but it was so riddled with viruses, it was basically inoperable — a high-tech paperweight at it were.
The Curtis Tech Wizards cannot, unfortunately, perform real magic and that’s what it would have taken to make that laptop functional again.
To make matters worse, the “virus protection” the gentleman had installed on the laptop on the advice of a friend was actually “spyware” masquerading as virus protection.
The gentleman was understandably frustrated because he wanted to get on with his work.
I suggested he used one of the Library’s Public PCs but he seemed a bit apprehensive.
He had security concerns about using a public computer
I explained that the Library’s public computers are professionally maintained and have up-to-date virus protection — real virus protection — installed on them.
After you log out of a Curtis Public PC, the computer automatically resets itself and anything you may have accidentally saved on it will vanish into the ether.
(So you need to make gosh darn sure you have saved your data to a Flash Drive or some form of cloud storage like Google Drive.)
You simply don’t have to worry about “spyware” and other forms of computer viruses while using the Library’s public PCs because my co-Curtis Tech Wizard Marian Dalton has you covered.
You can focus on getting your work done instead of trying (sometimes in vain) to get your computer to do anything at all.
TIME is money. Wasted TIME means wasted money means trouble.
~ Shirley Temple