Right now I am typing this post on my old ancient laptop. You see, this morning I awoke in a perfectly good mood. It's a hectic week for me. We start Vacation Bible School at my church next week and I've got decorations and lessons to take care of. So before I got started on those tasks I thought I would start my morning off visiting my bloggy friends and seeing what's going on in the crafty world.
NOT!!!!!I find that my computer is already on cause hubby checked the weather this morning. I go to my AOL mail account. No can do. There's a security problem. Hmmmmm???? Gmail. Same thing. The alarm bells start going off so I grab my thumb drives and quickly make sure all my digital images and documents are safely stored. That done I go into Microsoft Security Essentials to see what's up and everything just went downhill in a hurry from there.
Seems I got a nasty virus from somewhere which put my computer in a perpetual loop of telling me it needed to be cleaned of threats and then restarting the computer before that could be done. My computer doctor says he'll have to wipe it clean. He couldn't get it out of the loop either.
You know I just don't understand how anyone can get enjoyment out of destroying something that belongs to someone else. As far back as I can remember the thought of me touching ANYTHING that belonged to someone else without their permission was a HUGE no no. My mother probably taught me that although it seems to me that it was just something, a boundary, that I myself set. I would have, and still would, feel so guilty if I broke something that wasn't mine. The thought of a human being, well LOTS of human beings, out there who think it's funny to create these destructive viruses just baffles me.
I don't normally write posts like this one, but I know there are a lot of you out there who have probably had the same or a similar experience. I was told that the Microsoft Security Essentials virus protection was pretty much as good as anything else, but if you have an opinion or suggestion of something else, I'd appreciate if you'd drop me a comment. I'm no computer genius although I do pretty well operating one as long as I don't have to try to figure out how it works or how to fix it. :-)
I'm going to try my best to keep up with my visiting and commenting, but this thing really is pretty old and slow. I should have my other computer back tomorrow although honestly part of me wants to throw it in the trash. Having to deal with starting from scratch loading programs and files back into it is just depressing and not something I wanted to deal with, especially this week. The old devil really know where to stick the knife in to press our buttons doesn't he. :-(
Hope you're having a MUCH better week than me.