Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The computer ate a worm.

I've been out trying to save my computer.  It ate a worm.  And some virus'.  And some other funky stuff.

Thank goodness we pay for virus protection that proved to be rather ineffective.

The worm was trouncing through the operating system and Hubs reported the other day that the volume control on the monitor came on itself and was operating by itself and that we have several drives that no longer worked.

Not good.

I've spent the last few days running the Microsoft Safety Scan, the Avast protection that we buy but reported "no immediate threats found" and reinstalling Ad-aware and running that.  Hours and hours of scanning has proved that Ad-aware (hooray!) picked, pulled and saved our illin' computer.  Hubs was able to uninstall and reinstall one of the drives that went out and he will be on the hunt for the others.

Y'all, it got ugly.  We were walking the line of losing all.  I still have the 11,000 photos on the computer from the reclaim this fall.  (Deleting printer program to install a new one also took the photo program with it and left my photos hanging in some mysterious cloud in my computer.)

I can tell you that one day when we grow up and buy a new computer (no time soon at all), we'll be buying a Mac.  This virus, trojan and infectation crap with the computer is the pits. 

On a sunshiny note, we had a grand Christmas, went to a lovely service and even landed at home at 5 PM to have more than enough time to decompress and spend time with each other. 

Now if you'll pardon me, after holiday retail awaits.  People want their stuff.  They want it half price.  Surprisingly, some still expect it gift wrapped. 

I don't think so.

Have a great, worm-free day!

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