Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trojans don't always lead to pleasure....

Most of last week, this was me...


Every evening....all evening long....Tuesday through Friday. What happened? Trojans. Yes, 2 nasty little trojans took up residence in my computer at home. They weren't causing a lot of trouble, but they were there and I wanted them off. I worked on that thing almost from the time I got home every evening until it was time to get ready for bed. Ugh! Oh, yeah, and on Saturday, too.

I finally got rid of the trojans, but it was difficult and I kept screwing up other things and having to fix them back. And I used to be an IT systems manager. And I built computers!! I have forgotten more than many people know and it just ticked me off last week.

It should not have taken me so long. It is fixed now. Thank goodness. I was almost ready to go visit the Geek Squad and have them fix it. And I have NEVER paid someone to work on my pc. Usually, I am the one getting paid.

Okay. I am back. SonyaAnn, are you happy now?

10 comments:

Annie Jones said...

I'm glad you're back. I wish we knew more about computers. We viewed a "too good to be true" ad on craigslist about 10 days ago and it locked up our computer. Our virus detection software caught it, but said we needed to download additional free software to remove it. Both were reputable companies, but the additional software wouldn't let the computer start up without purchasing software. That just pissed us off, so we started in recovery mode. Still had data files, but lost some application files. It wasn't too bad, really, but I bet there might have been an easier way if we knew what we were doing.

Sometimes I hate computers!

Frances said...

Hi, Annie Jones. Sorry you got infected. Sadly, though I really know a lot about computers and just love, love, love them. I have forgotten a LOT of stuff, since I don't have to use the knowledge regularly.

McVal said...

HI!!!! We missed you! I'm glad those condoms aren't bugging you anymore.

Frances said...

LOL! McVal! I hope they don't come back ever again. I don't need condoms anymore.

SonyaAnn said...

I'm glad you are back! What would we do without you and A.Marie!
And I was all excited that it was a good kind of trojan!
Have a great weekend, trojan free!

Frances said...

Free trojans! Oh, wait, you said trojan free. LOL!

Thanks for coming by, SonyaAnn!

Graceful said...

Hi Frances,
Nice to meet you here -- thanks for visiting Graceful! Boy am I jealous of your computer skills...to fix my own PC...now that sounds like a good deal to me! Way to go, girl!

Frances said...

Hi, Graceful! Thanks for coming to see me.

Diane said...

The fear of all those that love spending time on their computers. I was wondering where you were off to. Glad to see you back.
Blessings
Diane

Frances said...

Hi, Diane. Thanks for stopping by. You would think I would be sick of computers after sitting in front of one all day at work, but I am not. I just love them.....most of the time.