Odd little factoid about viruses: Students in computer programming classes have to actually create a virus as one of their assignments. My brother had to do it in high school and in vo-tech.
That IS crazy. But cool. I hope he learns it well and hacks in the credit reporting agency and cleans things up for people. Wouldn't that be a great use of that skill? I'd probably commit that felony if I had the no-how--but I can't do much more than open my email and the word program.
Which, by the way, had a corrupted NORMAL.DOT file. I had to rename it. And then word created a new one that was not corrupted. Crazy, huh?
That little fix came after I spent $30 on anti-virus, find the infection and spyware programs. DUH.
boy do i know about viruses! i even had norton AND STILL BLEW MY DRIVE!since i am homebound, i was devasted with no internnet. after i paid for a year of macaffee before getting free yahoo.
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i 'll send you virus-wracking voodoo vibes! i am so sorry you're experiencing this, but your outlook on it is just hilarious! i sense a short story in the works there for you ;} My son in law runs a home-operated computer business and actually has The Virus as his desktop pc user name b/c he seems to magnetise them so! I agree, people with that much "genius" could be programming a cure for cancer, world peace, and alien first contact!
Oh you poor girl. How nasty can it be when it stops you from writing.
I wish you well as you get your computer healthy again.
Congrats on the contract.
Good for you
Congratulations on the contract, and I'm glad you got the virus problem fixed (if I'm reading your above comment correctly?).
I didn't get far enough in computer programming to create a virus.
Yes, I DID get the computer fixed--after a long and frustrating few days. (thanks!)
And Linda...and anyone that forgets their user name--just make up another one. ;)
I love it when you post!
Sorry for the trouble with the viruses. Anti-virus programs work to a certain extent but the best prevention is not to open suspicious attachments from people you don't know or visit dubious websites. Congrats on the new contract.