I did some paperwork on my laptop at a local Wal-Mart while waiting for my car's oil change. I used their open WiFi. I don't recall having to agree to TOS before opening the browser. Everything was fine. I finished my paperwork, got my car back and went home.
The next day I opened my laptop and attempted to open my browser. My computer kept crashing and restarting. It blue screened me and provided me with a website to go to for Windows support.
Using the error codes my laptop gave to me, the support page suggested a third party driver was installed.
I never installed anything during my time at Wal-Mart.
Do I have any legal remedy?
No, every person who uses a computer has been informed and knows that there is a risk associated with public WiFi connections and you take the risk if you use your computer through such a connection.
Sorry - there is no remedy for poor decision making on your part. If you are using an insecure Wi-Fi service and fail to have adequate protection on your computer you are inherently assuming a risk that your information gets stolen or you down load viruses. You either need to have better virus protection on your end or use only secure access points. You may want to consider using your phone as a hot spot for that purpose opposed to public wi-fi.
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