Well, I have avoided the flu so far this winter.
Not so for my computer.
Some kind of infection wormed its way into my MacBook Air.
The virus had the effect of keeping me out
of any site I might have any desire to access.
the very site that brought me the virus
offered to diagnose and fix it all for a fee
of unspecified amount.
(How thoughtful of them!)
I decided to take it to a real person
who, fortunately, got me back on track.