Sorry, I’m a little preoccupied today

In addition to THE DRESS, the youngest’s computer caught the worst virus I have ever seen. You know you’re in deep doo-doo when your internet provider sends you an e-mail saying you’ve been quarantined.

Consider me otherwise occupied.

You all have a lovely day!


  1. If you need help, email me…I’m really good at cleaning up infected computers 🙂

  2. Thanks. I used to be, but this one is a bear.

    Truth be told we don’t run virus protection, it slows things down too much. Instead we all back up religiously and have layers of recovery methods. (She’s the only one we have to use them on, though. Hmmm…)

    This thing infected safe mode AND found a way into the recovery partition. I purchased a copy of Norton yesterday (yes, it felt like giving in) but this virus has anticipated every backdoor installation method I have ever used.

    So, in utter defeat, I ordered a set of $15 backup cds. It will take a week for them to get here, but that’s not the end of the world. In the meantime I’ve figured out how to keep it from activating locally so that I can double check for anything that needs to be backed up. It just has to stay off the network.

    I should probably be a good geek and go reset the wireless router passwords. I left it all open last week after a couple of upgrades I did.


  3. Bummer. Should have bought that Mac you were talking about last year…

  4. Wilson828 says:

    I find this shocking that you don’t run anti virus software. Why? I mean … in this day in age why wouldn’t you? I’m not being sarcastic I’m simply asking.

  5. The Lorax says:

    I don’t run it either for the same reason Cindy doesn’t. I’d rather wipe my HD if i need to. Viruses are like terrorism: more scary than likely.

  6. I hear the new Norton is improved, but for the most part they are incredibly cumbersome programs that interfere with everything from e-mail to wireless printing. Oh, I’ve tried to run them, but it’s never worth the effort.

    The youngest will soon figure out how to work more slowly, though, because she will be using it. I’m not doing this again. My goal is to get her through her senior year on this next installation.

  7. Wilson828 says:

    (mumbling …… get a mac … you don’t have the issues… no anti virus software necessary…..)

    actually in the pc world the anti virus software if configured properly with options selected, isn’t that bad .. it’s seamless … unless you have an old computer …then it’ll run slow … otherwise it’s fine.