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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Offline for almost a week

Last Friday night, I was all set to write two blog posts, but I first wanted to put a color on my hair and do a little laundry. When I finished, I came back in the living room, sat down at computer and couldn't do a thing.

I had gotten a virus called AV Security Suite. If you see this on your computer, run a virus scan on it before you click on anything else. I use AVG Security for my virus protection, and I probably clicked on the AV Security Suite without even thinking about it.

It wouldn't let me do anything at all. In fact, the only thing I could do was turn my computer on and off. I took it to my computer repair guy, and to make a long story short, he did more harm than good. I finally wound up taking it to someone else, and I got back today. It's like I have a new computer, but I lost a ton of stuff.

Most of it, I had backed up, but some freelance writing I did back in May and June is gone along with the pictures of the day Ella was born. I am heartbroken over the pictures. The writing, not so much as I might be able to salvage some of it from e-mails.

I can't believe how out of the loop I felt without my computer. I felt totally cut off from the outside world to some degree because I get my news online and communicate with a lot of my friends online.

But, now, I'm back and I'll be having my first give-a-way in the next day or two. Keep an eye out for that.

1 comment:

JenJen said...

I got a virus over the weekend, too! Luckily, my hubby is a computer genius and had to re-program everything...I don't know what he did but I'm good now!

Think of what these a-holes could do if they focused their energy for good!