Many computer viruses are designed to cause file corruption, turning otherwise good computers into worthless boxes of junk.
The moral of this story is that computers are terribly imperfect devices; they’re not even as reliable as our automobiles. That’s understandable, though, since the world has been building cars for more than 100 years. In contrast, the home computer industry is barely a generation old, so give it time; things have to get better.
Dave Moore has been performing computer consulting, repairs, security and networking in Oklahoma since 1984. He also teaches computer safety workshops for public and private organizations. He can be reached at 919-9901 or davemoorecomputers.com.