I was at some innocuous website when it grabbed me. In about three heartbeats it took my computer down. I am a user of a computer but I truly do not understand how they function. To what benefit would someone plant a virus? Fortunately for me my oldest daughter fixes them for a living and when I told her about my problem she said, "Think of them as my job security." At her advice, I had backed up my photography on a separate hardrive, so it is not the end of the world but it sure is a pain. I lost my photo manipulation program so I can't put photos up from my borrowed computer but I can now go to other blogs to read and comment.
Hope to be fully functional soon. In the meantime, I will republish an old photo and hope that these guys are about to pounce on the virus planter!