It is absolutely a criminal act to maliciously try to infect someone's computer and I almost look at my computer like you would a pet! It is dear to me. Though, yes it is just a computer. A tool. But an important one. I've taken good care of my good little computer and it has always served me very well. Until now.
I won't be able to post until it is fixed or I am forced to purchase a new one. Be careful out there, it is a danger zone.