November 13, 2004

I have issues

No news there, eh?

Actually, I mentioned that I'm having some computer problems. I managed to track it down, and am now running a complete hours-long system scan (I'm posting from my wife's PC). My son generously agreed to purchase the latest and greatest anti-virus software for my PC - let's say he has a vested interest in that, and he won't be visiting certain places on the 'net anymore - but my machine was boinked enough to fight back during the attempted installation. I expect eventual success, but it could be messy and will take some time.

ROFLMAO Mookie just wandered by, read over my shoulder, patted me on the shoulder and said, "Problems can be solved. Issues can't."

Posted by Ted at November 13, 2004 11:03 AM
Category: Square Pegs

AVG is pretty good, and free. Get Ad Aware too, if you don't have it already.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 13, 2004 10:10 PM

I *just* got up and running again with a clean system. Wound up having to manually update the virus definition list from Norton because the little beastie that got me (BlackWorm.C - courtesy of Yahoo Messenger) specializes in disabling Virii Protection. Took four complete tries, each time getting a little closer to success before becoming reinfected. I also think my 'system restore' files are infected, so I'll have to research to see how to clean them before reactivating the auto-backup feature.

Posted by: Ted at November 14, 2004 12:46 PM

He was looking at the Teletubbies again, wasn't he?

Posted by: Victor at November 15, 2004 10:05 AM

Dammit, Pixy Misa said what I was going to first. AVG and Ad-Aware. Both free for personal use, and in my experience, as good or better than Norton etc.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at November 17, 2004 12:07 AM
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