I'm posting this from my Mother's house because my computer stopped working on Friday. I get a screen that says Windows cannot be started because a file is corrupted or missing. The man at the computer shop I called suspects a virus. I must take my computer in at 8:30am Monday morning. The place charges $135/hr.
The villains who start these viruses cause an astonishing amount of property damage. I don't know the extent of the destruction, but it might run into the billions of dollars. My life has certainly been affected -- to what extent, is yet undetermined.