Saturday, July 19, 2008

Daring to Enter the Sacred Domain

Well, it's time. I have tried to ignore it. I have tried the "easy way out." But I have to admit it. I picked up a nasty-assed virus on my home computer that spybot search and destroy can find - but it cannot kill it. The demon is virtumonde and it is nasty. I have used my work laptop to google this badboy and am now entering the realm of the computergeek that is faaaaaar beyond my capacity. Even bleepingcomputer.com warns:

"I do not recommend using the tool without guidance from a qualified malware removal specialist!


Hell, I got the damned thing probaby surfing/downloading somewhere I should not have OR didn't keep my McAfee up to date. or something. So why not download/install/run a computer virus program that is waaaay the hell over my head? What have I got to lose? A few days? A few brain cells (from banging my head against the desk)? Surely not my dignity. And I have come to the conclusion that my computer can't get any worse. I guess smacking it around really doesn't work:



Should I wait for my cousin DF to come over, who is rumored to be in the area next week? Oh, if I had a brain and an ounce of patience I would. But my brain departed somewhere just before I "caught" this virus. And patience has NEVER been my strong point. And hell, it only took me 2 hours to get a lawn mower running - that's an ancient machine running just on a gas/oil mixture. Why the hell not delve into the world of computers, the world that has confounded and confused me ever since the day my college roommate dragged me to the MAC lab and insisted I learn to use a PC???

The fact that I now look like this is HER fault..




Wish me luck. If you don't hear from me by Tuesday, send in the GeekSquad.....

All images courtesy of Google Images - original artwork credited to those listed and is NOT my own.






4 comments:

suz said...

Oh how horrible. I have a fear of just this happening. I would not know what to do either....I say call the Geek Squad before you get in too deep!!!!!

Carol P. said...

If we don't hear from you in a week, we'll try to arrange for DF to be in the neighborhood. And rumor has it, he does phone consults as well....

Probably too late, but do you have a recover facility? Have you tried going back to before you got the malware? Doesn't always work, but worth a try...

Alice said...

I am sooo thankful that my brother is my own personal GeekSquad or I'd be stone cold broke. Good luck!

myra said...

seriously sucks. my next computer will be a mac, which i'm told doesn't get viruses. i hope your computer feels better soon.