Ward House

When computers fail

Then what.  I just spent this evening wiping and reinstalling software on this computer ’cause I caught the we-are-going-to-pop-up-porn-and-other-you-are-infected-messages-until-you-buy-our-software virus.  This is the second time it has happened.  Makes me want to pick this machine up and throw it.  Then I want to strangle those individuals who create this deviant software; there is a special place in hell for minds like that.  Did you that an old style Compaq desktop tower will bounce three times in 3″ tall grass when launched from a door stoop (that was about 7 years ago). 

*sighs*  I did loose some schtuff, like pictures, because I did not back up my hard drive.  It is ironic cause today I just finished talking to our IT guy and he recommended I use a program called syncback (which I am installing).  I also purchased AVG – the freeware was great until these last two cooties.  *sighs*  Makes me wonder if I am too dependent on this piece of hardware.

I’ve just come in from loading wood stoves – the snow is falling and sounds crinkly.  2 inches so far and still settling. 



January 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I use Malwarebytes. It's a free program (or you can upgade) and it has saved my butt a couple of times.

    Comment by Phelan | January 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thank you for the recommendation! I'm going to check 'em out now. I believe my pictures of Peru were lost in the recent attack. =(

    Comment by Annette | January 8, 2010 | Reply

  3. Eish. Sorry about the virus. Nasty what some people will do.I did not know that about computers bouncing in grass. I'll keep that in mind for possible future reference.The snow sounds crinkly? I love it! I can hear it now. Alas, we have no snow of which to speak.Happy Weekend,Jen

    Comment by Jen Chandler | January 8, 2010 | Reply

  4. Jen, I'd send you some snow if I thought it would get to you b4 melting. =)Love the sound of icy snow falling.

    Comment by Annette | January 8, 2010 | Reply

  5. I'm slowing down with too many photos on my computer. Plan for this Q of 2010 is to delete junk, upload for printing and transfer albums to external drive. I keep getting kicked out of Kodak Easyshare. How long to you think it will take for 14,000 pictures, if I keep adding more?!?!?

    Comment by Karen Sue | January 8, 2010 | Reply

  6. OH MY! Karen, I did not think that I knew someone who had 14,000 pictures. That number is, well, boggling. I was just thinking that I needed to print some of my fav pictures out and have in photo albums. 14,000 pictures. amazing!

    Comment by Annette | January 8, 2010 | Reply

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