Sunday, October 05, 2008

A big S on my forehead

OH MY WORD!!!!!!

Can I just say I almost lost all my computer stuff! I had a site called "popular screen savers" come up. It looked great! They had adorable screen savers so I downloaded it! Yes, I have STUPID written all over my face!!!

To make a long story short. It gave me 2 trojan horses, and a nice, friendly virus that I have been battling all day!!!!

It had gotten so bad that my book I was editing wouldn't even let me save it! I copied everything on to an external hard drive and went to work. I am SO proud of myself. For those of you who know me, I am NOT computer literate but I have been learning.

I was able to fix the problems with a little help from Tash and I THINK I fixed it. We'll see but all my scanners, AVG, Spybot and Ad-Aware say I'm clean now. I sure hope so.

It was so terrible. It froze me up. Couldn't do anything. I even lost part of my story I was working on. You know, how it is,I was going back and fixing things up so they're better in a certain chapter. I had just written a part that was SO good and I lost it!!!

I did go back and try to remember what I had said after I got it working again but it's not the same. I'm sad but now I know better!!! At least I didn't lose all my editing I'd done! Thank heaven for small miracles.

The really stupid part is, my computer warned me about the site! But I thought I knew better! So much for being a know it all. From now on, I vow to humbly obey my computer's still, small voice.


Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh, no! Those sites can be scary!

Maggie May said...

i hate that kind of thing. i'm really computer stupid with many things, outside of virtual worlds :))

Tash said...

lol we all do silly things on the comop. we look back and go what the heck!! hehe. well single motherhood begins ..sigh what a week :) glad ur here :)

Josi said...

Yikes, I'm glad it wasn't worse than that, but I'm so sorry. Those moments take years off my life!

Annette Lyon said...

Ugh! Hope it's fixed for you! Computers are both a blessing and a curse.