Thursday, October 28, 2010

I got hit!

Like an idiot, I opened an email from someone I didn't know and the next second my computer went all kinds of crazy. It seems the email had one of those trojan horse things in it and before I could shout, "I shoulda bought a MAC!", my entire operating system went down. I did all the things I've heard you're supposed to do when that happens, but a scan still found 359 infected files. AAARRGH!!!

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?


Blogger Swedish Mama said...

OH MAN!!! But how did you blog with a dead computer? Good arguement for back up.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

That totally Sucks!!!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Kyle said...

oh........... bummer.........

5:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


8:56 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I get about two e-mails like that a day to my work computer. I am glad I have never clicked the link....then again I have a mac...:)

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when this happens to me i ( if it lets me) back up my computor to a earlier time..

6:12 PM  

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