Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, January 15, 2009

INVASION --EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!

We have all heard of The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. The past two days have led me to a face-to-face encounter with the invasion of the body, mind and soul snatchers! Cyber critters who appear innocently in our computers until they multiply to totally unmaneagble numbers. They eat up your memory before you can trap them and are more horrible than any ax wielding, chainsaw toting, blood dripping zombie.

Dell helped me to get my computer back up and running but little good that did me when the multitude of viruses began to show themselves. Regardless of the outcome, the bugs managed to leave me an empty worn out shell of a once intelligent human being.

My expensive Norton Anti-virus program could not help me because the virus was in the anti-virus program and while it instructed me to delete the program then reinstall it, the bugs stood guard at the gate with their evil little grins and forbid my removal of the program. Oh please, don't make me relive this horror!

If you will also remember I was combating a human virus as well as cyber viruses which is what some would call "insult to injury". Norton Symantec is gone from my computer and Jamal in New Dehli India has saved me with Cyberdefender to the rescue.

See you guys in a few days. I hope to catch up my reading and keep my "I Love Your Blog" link posted. Today's is from Ralph. And, did you catch OGO at Who Cares as she began to enlist the more limber bloggers to take a pushup challenge. A push-up bra is all I know about that! LOL

17 comments:

  1. So sorry for your agony. I am dreading the virus...grandkids coming and I am dreading the cybervirus...been lucky for too long.

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  2. So sorry to hear about both viruses inflicting discomfort in your home. Such aggravation!
    Do you know what caused the computer virus? It is so frightening to think about losing all of one's info in one fell swoop....especially as we all become more and more dependent on our computers these days.

    You have my sympathy, Granny Annie!
    Take care,
    xoxo

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  3. What a bummer! Those viruses are so scary:o( You've inspired me to back up my stuff right now!
    I hope you beat the other virus too. There's something at my site you may want to try..Or not..
    Hope you feel better soon..

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  4. Granny Annie, I know you know about push-up bras because you gave me a nice lift that time you sketched me. (Remember to do that again on any future drawings.) ;)

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  5. Nothing worse than a computer virus. Hope all returns to normal soon.
    Thanks for the link. It does kind of tie into the technology theme of your post.
    Ralph

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  6. HA! You make your computer problems sound exciting and action packed!

    Thanks for the help on the push up challenge!

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  7. Argh!!! I consider Norton Anti-Virus a virus -- I found it a nuisance when I used it. I use a free anti-virus that works better -- for me anyway. I also use 3-4 anti-spyware/adware programs thatelp keep my computer what a techie friend calls my "lean, mean fighting machine". I also do maintennce regularly. It seems to work because I haven't had so much as a bug in quite a while.

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  8. the computer virus makers are an evil cult of devil worshippers.

    >:-/

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  9. Oh good grief I can't believe an anti virus programme had the virus. Can't you get compensation from them or at least your money back.

    Hope your own virus has also been combatted.

    Look after yourself.

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  10. Granny Annie,
    Computer viruses are very frustrating !

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  11. get a mac :) too bad they are so freakin' expensive :(

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  12. Sorry that you had to deal with two viruses. I checked out the push ups gals. I told her, if I got down on the floor, I would never get back up. I am so out of shape. I with you, I'll just stick with the push up bras.

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  13. I can't tell you how many people I know that have gotten viruses with McAfee and Norton - anti-virus programs! Fuckers.

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  14. I banished Norton too! It was the start of all my worries when I got that software.

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  15. Man o man what a piece of crap. I think we need to nueter the person who developed the virus to begin with.

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  16. I am fighting one kind of virus. Fortunately, it's a computer virus, but it is a nasty one - a Trojan virus. I had McAfee and dropped it only using the Internet virus program. It wasn't good enough. I got two Trojans according to Windows security alerts. I installed a free virus program called AVAST. It is supposed to be good and after doing a complete scan I think I have finally gotten the virus isolated.

    However, not being tech savvy, I managed to delete some of the programs I use and I spent two hours this morning trying to reinstall them with very little luck. They were backed up, but -----. Arrrgh!

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  17. Computer woes are very woeful.
    Sorry you were attacked.
    :-(
    Thanks to Jamal for your computer recovery!

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