Misery guts

I found out why my new laptop is being a bum – it’s riddled with viruses and shit.  I have no frigging idea how that happened since the only stuff I’ve downloaded has been from official sites – Abode Acrobat and programs like that.  I never open email attachments or anything.  I had my old computer for about 2 years and never got a virus on it but this one gets all manner of stuff in a month?  Seems dodgy to me.  I hate you, viruses.  I will destroy you, you just wait.

Other than that, I had an okay-ish weekend.  Went to the Guggenhiem exhibition at the Arts Centre then dinner then to some very cool bars like Madame Brussels.  Very cute and Alice in Wonderlandish with yummy cocktails.

I bought a new phone on Saturday morning.  A nokia 6288.  It’s awesome.   Then I lost my bag with my phone and ipod on Saturday night.  Oops. Then I rang the pub yesterday and they had my bag with everything still in it.  That was a veritable rollercoaster of emotions.

Oh yeah, I got an anti-virus program when I got my phone.  It keeps telling me I have the viruses but it can’t delete them.  WTF?  I don’t need a program to tell me I have viruses.  I need something to kill them. I’m getting to the point where I might have to burn all my stuff onto CD then do a complete reformat and re-install.  Arrrgghh!~

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6 responses to “Misery guts

  1. It is a sad state of affairs, but you really have to have a good anti-virus program and keep it up to date, and have a good active firewall program. There are other utilities you can download (Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware are two good ones) that can be used to get rid of all the other malware out there!

  2. I brought “windows one care” with our new computer.. so fingers crossed no little pest gets through!
    Hope you get it sorted!

  3. Get AVG sista – http://free.grisoft.com/ and yep, a clean re-install by the sounds of it. Urgh.

  4. I’m impressed you know what to do once you get a virus! I’d be hoofing it down to the computer shop. And no doubt paying a fortune for them to do something that is really simple.

  5. Bummer about the viruses. Touch wood, I’ve never got one on my computer. As ajh mentioned, Ad Aware and Search & Destroy are very good at finding the pesky little things!!

  6. I use AVG as well, they are really good. I paid real money for Spyware Doctor and use their spyware, antivirus and firewall functions. I reckon $60 is worth it.
    How great that your bag was safe!!! That is the WORST feeling in the world.

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