February 27, 2009
The past few days have been very draining on me for more than one reason. I think the New Moon on Wednesday had something to do with some of that! Almost everyone I’ve talked to in the past two days has told me that they also had a lot of things happen on Wednesday. Okay, it is probably a coincidence, but that’s when my laptop got attacked by the ‘virus’. Yesterday, I was able to drop it off for an emergency visit with Phil, my IT guy, also known as Dr. Phil!!
Technically speaking, Dr. Phil says that it’s not a virus. It’s malicious software that is installed on your computer and when it attacks, it’s unstoppable. I tried for a couple of hours to install some new software to try and remove the malicious software, but could not even get Firefox or IE to run. I hope this never happens to anyone else, but chances are that it will. Just beware! There is a window that pops up that tells you that your computer is at risk because it has no virus protection. This new window looks very similar to a real Microsoft Windows alert. If you click on enable protection, it will take you to a site to buy their anti virus software. But, it is just a scam to get your credit card information. Don’t do it!!
I just found out that a couple of my friends have had more serious issues arise in the past couple of days, so I’m not going to go on and on about my laptop being out of commission. I’ve just become quite dependent on it and almost feel lost without it.
Besides all my blog work and my ‘real work’, I rely on my Outlook for all my tasks and my appointments. If I had a Blackberry or an iPhone, I’d be able to retrieve my Outlook from that device. I’m just not ready to go there yet.
Since I’m such a good-natured, sweet, forgiving, LilSis, I’m not going to fly to Texas to kick BigSis’ ass! You know I’m just kidding, BigSis! You had no way of knowing that site was malicious.
Hopefully, Dr. Phil will get me up and running on my laptop in the next few days.