I Hate Computer Viruses

January 20, 2009

Computer Viruses Suck!

I had a nasty visit from an unwelcome guest last night. My PC was hit by a virus and I spent all night dealing with the mess it has caused. I don’t really know when I was infected but the problems just started popping up last night. Hopefully I haven’t been harboring the sneaky sucker for a long time.

Luckily I had just backed up all my documents a week ago but I’m still working on getting the operating system up and running. When I setup the computer a few years ago I went through and created recovery CDs so I’m trying to use those to recover the PC back to the way it was out of the box.

I’m not exactly sure how the virus snuck onto my PC but I was behind on both my anti-virus updates and Windows updates so I imagine that had something to do with it. This was not exactly the way I was planning on spending my evening and morning, I absolutely hate wasting time on productivity black holes like this. I wonder how many hours of productivity are lost each year due to the effects of hackers and viruses?

Anyhow, it may be a day or two before I’m back up and going again. Needless to say there will be some upcoming posts on backing up your data, keeping current on your updates, and a review of the best anti-virus software 🙂

Stop what you’re doing and go back up your data!


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