About 3 hours ago I checked my e-mail. 46 messages from the last time I checked, about 2 hours earlier. None of them were from anyone I knew, and some of them were pretty nasty, as if I had said something insulting. There was no text that confirmed anything, just a bunch of e-mail links, and some mention of domain names.
I called my IP. They told me that was a virus going around, which reads your address book and then sends then e-mail. They told me that I would need to go to a computer shop to get it fixed.
I called a friend of my dad’s, who is the oldest techie-mechanical nerd I know (kind of looks like the father of one of the nerds in the “Revenge of the Nerds” movie). A retired engineer who have been playing with home computers since they have had them. Well before Apple. He asked if I had a virus shield, which I do, MacAvee. He then said to run it. That should fix the problem, and that is what a computer shop would likely do as well.
I did it. I checked my e-mail again. No disturbing messages, except for the “increase your cock size to scary proportions” and “get out of debt” variety.
So I ask again all of the questions in my title. Plus, what else should I do?