blasterworm blues

  1. I've been mia lately because I had two viruses and my computer innerds now resemble swiss cheese. Anyone else having problems?
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Lesson1: Do not open an e-mail if you do not know who it is from.
    Lesson2: Do not open attachments if you do not know the sender............

    Follow these simple little rules.................has helped me so far and my students
  4. by   adrienurse
    3. Don't download music from the internet :uhoh21:
  5. by   unbridled
    We recently had to have our computer worked on due to problems with spyware. There were over 500 different pieces of spyware on our computer!!!

    We never, never open email when we don't know the sender, we don't click on pop-up ads or banner ads. We don't visit chat rooms; browse porn or x-rated sites, or even personals; we're aware of the problems with 'phishing'. So we were really astounded to see how infected our computer was.

    We discovered the problem when our home page was 'hijacked'. We would sign onto the internet the usual way, but instead of going to the Earthlink home page, we would be taken to another page and then 20 or 30 different pop-ups would appear (and you couldn't get rid of them).

    The computer repair place loaded free spyware detection software and we now run it every day. We average 12-15 new pieces of spyware per day.

    You will find lots of responses if you do a web search for "free spyware detection software". But you have to be leery of downloading these because some of them are actually just more spyware! You need to ask a reputable computer repair person to recommend spyware detection software for you.

    Our computer had to be completely re-formatted and we lost some files due to this (just another reason for frequent back-ups). When we got our computer back we had to re-install a lot of the software that came with the computer, plus several we had purchased later (i.e. genealogy, home architect, home lawyer, photoshop, printshop, etc).

    We were without our computer for a week - talk about withdrawal problems!
  6. by   dianah
    I was just wondering where you'd been lately, adrie. Glad you're back. What a pain pop-ups, hackers, spammers and etc. are, --- just a royal PAIN.
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from adrienurse
    3. Don't download music from the internet :uhoh21:

    We got a new computer and spouse adamantly refused to let me download music. Good thing when napster was up and running I downloaded about 300 CDs.

    Sorry you're having problems.
  8. by   aimeee
    Adrie, its good to have you back with us! I hope there are special reservations in that really hot place for spammers, hackers, and other computer destructors.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The boyfriend's computer is infected with that virus, i believe. He hasn't had much time to figure it out for sure, since he's raging with the flu.
  10. by   emmy
    I've got a Mac so I never seem to any problems with viruses
  11. by   adrienurse
    Ahh I'm back.

    Had to reload everything. Felt like I've had a sick child for a week!

    Yay computer up and running well again!
  12. by   ARmickie
    lol.. this thread reminded me of a time not so long ago when my sister and I both managed to have virus infected computers at the same time. We tend to email back and forth quite a bit, and she noticed the problem before me, and of course, was adamant about saying that *I* gave it to her... I kept asking her WHAT kind of virus it was.. she came back at me, as only a sister would, in saying, "your 'puter gave my 'puter AIDS.. and I want you to fix it!!!"

    and for any AIDS sufferring people, I mean no disrespect.. it was just funny the way she said it..
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from adrienurse
    Ahh I'm back.

    Had to reload everything. Felt like I've had a sick child for a week!

    Yay computer up and running well again!
    Woot! Woot! (had to double woot to get my 10 characters in. woot!)
  14. by   walterrn
    Awwwww, the joys of MacIntosh