Monday, July 16, 2012

It's a virus :-(

For the first time in 15+ years of having a computer with internet, my computer has been attacked with a virus. It must be a pretty nasty one too, because my son, the computer geek, has been working on it for two days. I asked him if he could fix it, and could it be salvaged? He told me he was not sure if it would be salvaged, BUT he could fix it. I asked him if I would lose a lot, and he said...... maybe.............

Sigh.

So I probably will be on a "not" planned cyber vacation.

Take care and enjoy your quilting. I hope to be back soon.

15 comments:

Susan said...

Sorry to hear about that. It only took one nasty virus, sent accidentally by my sister-in-law, to make me change to a Mac--'ll never go back to a PC. Fingers crossed everything will be okay. Do you back your work up? An external drive is a must with all the problems that cyberworld has. XOXO

Donna~~ said...

Ick ick! I do not understand why people feel the need to create these viruses! (When I was at STaples this past weekend, they had coupons for free computer "tune ups" at the counter. If your computer geek has trouble, it might be worth trying, but I've no experience to recommend it) Hope your computer is feeling well soon!

imquilternity said...

Good luck with your virus. I've had it happen to me twice now and both times was lucky enough to save most of my info. It's certainly no fun though and if you're like me, you'll worry until you know it's fixed/recovered. I hope you can enjoy your "not planned" vacation. :)

Impera_Magna said...

Sorry about you getting a virus... hope things are resolved and that you don't lose anything!

*fingers crossed*

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Arrrgggghhhhh.....

Kelli said...

Sorry to hear that! HATE when things like that happen.

barb's creations said...

Sorry to hear this has happened to you,just the same thing happened to me early this year and I thought I'd lost everything but a wonderful computer geek managed to save everything and now I have an external hard drive attatched to my lap top and I update regularly with my info and photo's just in case.
Hope your problem can be fixed soon and not much lost :( Barb.

barb's creations said...

P.S:Just saw you won over at Bejewelled quilts by Barb for her giveaway.....hope this cheers you up :) Barb.

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JustPam said...

I recently had to pay a few hundred dollars to get a virus off my computer. I have all the virus software too. The tech asked me if I updated my adobe and java. I do sometimes. He said the updates are security updates and since I don't do that all the time, that is probably how the virus got on my computer. You can be sure I update everything now!

Tangos Treasures said...

Bummer :(

LisaT said...

Ive used the free software here to fix my machine in the past. http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Good luck!

Linda said...

Oh...not good...we use Mc Afee to keep those nasty bugs away from our computer...but once in a while one sneeks in...but they always fix it...lucky I guess...I hope you are back to normal soon!

Allie said...

Oh bummer bummer bummer...and that reminds me to do a back up of all my files. Should be doing that every month, but...

I hope you're back to normal soon and that you don't lose everything!

Liz said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. :(

I'm like you I have been pretty lucky and haven't had one before...(fingers and toes crossed) Hope you get it fixed soon.

~Liz