Just a typical Jewish mom... with a superhero complex.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Hijacked By Viruses
I haven't posted in almost a week because my computer was hijacked. I've been battling evil Trojan viruses all week. Last Thursday, my computer started acting strangely. It was running very slowly, and certain web pages weren't loading. The internet connection kept crashing, and e-mail could be opened sometimes, but not always. And then the pop-ups started. At first, they were innocent enough. One pop-up was for a diet program, another was for a celebrity gossip magazine. But then the X-rated pop-ups began. I got a quick shot of a body part that I never knew existed, shrieked, and immediately shut down the computer before my kids could see anything. I tried everything- Norton, Ad-Aware, Windows Update, Google pop-up blocker. I removed unused programs and cleaned my temporary internet file cache. I screamed at the computer numerous times. There was some improvement, but not enough. So I finally caved and paid $40 to download MalwareRemovalBot. I just ran it three times and removed all the viruses that it found. If it works, then I'll be back after Shabbat with a post that's been sloshing around in my head for a while. In the meantime, may we all have a peaceful and virus-free Shabbat!