I got hit!
I had some friends over last night to watch the first game of the World Series and one of them spent over three and a half hours on my laptop scanning, deleting, downloading, and more stuff than I can even pretend to comprehend. He would make some progress, and then the virus would crash the computer and he'd have to start all over again. I kept telling him he didn't have to spend his time on that but he kept working. He finally left after 1am when it crashed on him one more time. But I think he made some headway.
I'm about due for a computer anyway (I'm using Ell's five year old hand-me-down), but the two books I'm writing are on there so I can't just throw it away. So, so frustrating. The people that write malicious software should all be hung and quartered. Seriously.
Besides the half written books, I only hope my computer doesn't send out any emails in my name and in turn affect other people's computer. Just to be on the safe side, don't open any emails from me for awhile. I don't email very many of you and I don't stay logged on my email account, so it shouldn't be that big of deal. But I thought I'd at least throw the warning out there.
Have I mentioned, AAARRGH!!! yet?