Thursday, December 16, 2010

Computer Virus - Part I

So, shortly after posting yesterday's blog, my computer somehow became infected with a virus.  I have anti-virus software, but it didn't really do it's job I guess, because I ran a scan just after discovering the virus and it wasn't picked up.  My computer has been goofy for awhile, with it's screen being broken (apparently it's something to do with the display part of the motherboard so it's not easily fixable), and being unable to pick up the wireless signal after every 24 hours automatically like it's supposed to.  I need a new laptop, but *SURPRISE* I haven't got the money to buy a new one, so I'm trying to make this one last as long as I can.  Anyway, I did some research on my phone about the virus, and found that it's not an uncommon virus, but fixing it will be sort of tricky.  So far today at work, I've printed out three different webpages with instructions and troubleshooting possibilities to rid my computer of this virtual pathogen.  I've got my work cut out for me when I get home.  Normally I'd just divert to my dad and see what he can do, but he's got enough on his plate and this looks like something I can do myself.  Plus, if I do it, it will go much quicker.  And if/when I fix it, I'll have just one more reason to like me.

But thank goodness for having a computer at work.  I doubt I'll get my computer cleaned up enough to actually write a blog tonight (I'm actually planning on doing a little work on it tonight and then do a full-on overhaul tomorrow during the day), so I'm writing early today.  I was thinking about getting drinks with my long-lost friend "Dane" tonight, but I think I'll probably postpone that.

I don't have too much more to write about yet, because it's still just noon, but I've still got like 5 hours here.  I'll probably write some more in a few hours.

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