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!


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

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

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

  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

  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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