Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Virus on Computer - May Be Off-Line for a While

We have contracted a virus on one of our PCs, and I will have to curtail Internet and house network use while I battle it. So if you don't see ANYTHING from me for several days - including comments on your blogs or answers to home e-mail - it's because I'm not on-line...

See you when it's over.

7 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Looking forward to your return. Warmest regards to you and your family for the new year.

linda said...

wow, happy new year! I really feel for you, that's no fun at all...get macs, crossed fingers, it never happens!

well, as I said, happy new year to you and your lovely family...thank you for being in my life, helping me, encouraging me and being a friend in all ways...

my fingers are crossed this is fixed easily...see you next year ;)

Steve Emery said...

Linda - Keep those fingers crossed - I may have beat it. It took most of the night and then more research and programs today, but it may be gone...

Neighborhood New Years Eve party at several houses ("progressive dinner party, without dinner" just wine and appetizers are five houses up and down the street) - and at Alex's house to finish up. Gotta get back over there before midnight...

S

Steve Emery said...

Pagan - we may be good! KEep your fingers crossed!

And thanks for the well wishes - Happy New Year to you, as well.

Linda AND Pagan - than you both so much for your friendship and inspiration. It's mad e big difference to me art and creative ventures in the last few months!

Wow - I'm a little tipsy from the wine all evening... Happy New Year!

S

DCup said...

I hope you've licked it! I wanted to drop in and wish you, MLight and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful New Years!

I'm glad that 2008 included getting to know you and your dearest.

- Lisa

susan said...

I hope you're really back up and running. All the very best wishes to you and your family in the New Year.

Steve Emery said...

DCup and Susan - Thank you both, and Happy New Year to you, as well.

The PC seems to be clear. It only took one whole night (first unsuccessful attempts) three more hours of research, four different programs, and several more hours of cleaning and scanning... Why are these things not illegal?! And why aren't the people who create them behind bars? McAfee doesn't even find these, considering them not to be viruses (just adware/malware) - but they will bring a PC to its knees in short order, just as destructive as a worm. I don't agree with the distinction.