Having tried several anti-virus packages over the years, I have settled with Avast!. It normally sits on my taskbar quietly monitoring things and I generally forget about it. The only time I remember it’s there is when I do a complete scan, or when it makes me jump with a loud advice that it has just updated itself.
Every couple of months, a banner flashes at the bottom of the screen to warn me that an infected mail has arrived. Sirens blare, and I have the opportunity to delete the mail, which I do.
Yesterday, it went off twice, which is very unusual. Normally I could expect five or six alerts in a full year, so two in one day was exceptional.
So far today, I have had nine infected mails. Yes – nine.
Is there a new flood of the damn things on the Internet?
Or have I just been chosen as the lucky recipient of this month’s batch?