over50feeling40: A Momentary Delay!
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Jan 23, 2013

A Momentary Delay!

Last night I worked at my computer for several hours.  Toward the end of the evening, I decided to upgrade one of my programs and without thinking clicked on the link I truly believed was the upgrade.

A vicious, cruel, horrible virus was immediately released into my laptop and there was no real way to stop it.  I thought I had security protection for this...but obviously, these guys are smarter than some of the protectors.

I have just spent a ridiculous amount of money, $300, to get the computer fixed and returned to me (hopefully) within 24 hours.  My laptop is my blogging tool...where my pictures are edited and stored.

I will not have my usual Thursday post (so sad), and I hope to be back by Thursday night!

Be careful, what you click...there are viruses masked to be actual program downloads.  I have learned the hard way.

Have a wonderful Thursday and I will see you soon!

6 comments:

  1. That is miserable. Luckily I've never had that happen but it makes my stomach turn just to think about it.

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  2. Grrrrrr. Damned virus!
    Best of luck, dear Pam.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo,
    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

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  3. So sorry! Blasted viruses! Hope you're up and running asap. xoxoxoxo

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  4. so sorry that this happened
    son2 had this happen on his very first netbook
    it was a nightmare
    hope things go much better for you
    Brett

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  5. I am so glad it all got fixed Pam... nightmare.... and so inconvenient and costly... Glad you are back though...:)

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