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EDDD 13 – Friday the Virus

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I was going to title this post with the obvious – Friday the 13th – but the words above more clearly state what my day has been like so far.

I woke up bright and… well, late for me. I’m usually up for the day at 5:30 but His Majesty (my youngest son) allowed me to sleep in ’til 6:30. Anyway, at 6:35 he turned on his laptop to find a virus. Not just any virus it seems, but one which wouldn’t allow me to do anything with the computer but shut it down and re-install Windows.

I don’t understand what the people who write and distribute these horrible worms around the internet get out of doing it. It was one of those ones that, if we can read (His Majesty can’t) we usually know better than to click on unless we’re half asleep or drunk – a pop-up with a badly drawn Windows-like shield, telling the user that the computer is at risk. Yeah, from you, dickhead. I mean seriously, do some people have nothing better to do than sit at their computers and snigger at other people’s misfortune? Ugh!

Anyway, I bought Kaspersky Pure virus protection a few months days ago, so I’ve installed it now on all the computers in the house.

That’ll teach me, eh?

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

46 thoughts on “EDDD 13 – Friday the Virus

  1. I’ve not had a virus on my personal computer for about 7 years. The one I had back then was a take to the shop, my computer is fried type thing. Hard lesson.

    I use House Call (Microtrend) AVG free edition and some malware, ad blocker stuff and nothing else really. I’ve just become a bit more savvy over time, knowing what to avoid.

    When you first see them, some are really convincing. If it wasn’t for my murdered system 7 years ago I probably would have had a whole lot more issues.

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  2. Sympathize with you, Ms. Linda. Too bad I won’t make millions of dollars off the book. Otherwise it would be MacBook Airs for XMAS instead of Chateau Plonque.

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  3. I bought my first Mac when I was 19 haven’t had a virus or anything since, I know that sounds annoying, sorry. I tried a Windows 8 tablet a few months ago, hell no!

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  4. Sorry about the virus. I had a wonderful Friday!

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  5. Ah Babe – that is SO aggravating!! I would say they are a bunch of idiots…but you know – πŸ˜‰

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  6. Some people want to watch the world burn. Sorry for your misfortune. It seems more and more common that people just enjoy spreading grief, or perhaps they found it easier now that the internet exists.

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  7. Antivirus programs are very important to have and to remember to update too.
    Very good, that your son could help you.
    Irene

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  8. I think it’s for attention and what have you. Hope the laptop recovers.

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