Sunday, November 17, 2013

Everything is okay again, I am back

After two days of file deletions and new antivirus uploads, my brother has fixed the problem. He said that the malware somehow got embedded in my internet software and was piggy-backing on that. All of it is just too complicated for me to understand, I am just glad that the person who was making changes to my files can't do it anymore. My brother assures me that everything is sorted out, but I am still a little paranoid about being online, especially since he said that is how the malware got installed. He said that I might have visited a website or downloaded something that was infected. I just hope that this is all over. I kind of feel icky about this whole experience.

I have antivirus software on my computer, but I still feel kind of paranoid about keeping my writing on my computer from now on. I had a backup on the flash drive and I am thinking of keeping it there and working from it. I don't like the idea of someone just accessing my computer and taking a peak into all my private stuff.

Enough of my drama. How is everything with you?

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  1. That's awful. Being online is like dodging bullets, but there are things in place to protect you. If you have a decent firewall it will stop malware as well as virus's. You can also download malware checkers that just look for those.

    I save my work on both my computer and on a online place, that way, if one is lost or compromised, then the other is still there. Worth thinking about. There are lots of options for online storage.

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  2. So glad your brother helped you, Murees. It must have been a horrible ordeal for you. Glad it's behind you now. Hope you are able to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  3. Hi Murees - thank goodness for your brother helping you out - and am so pleased for you it is sorted.

    It's always frustrating when we don't understand where things come from ...

    Good luck and glad to see you're back .. Hilary

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  4. Rebecca - Thank you. I didn't know about online storage as well. My brother assures me the antivirus I have now is great at detecting and destroying malware as well as virus's. I just really hope this is the last of my computer drama.

    Deanie - Thank you. It was really awful and really surreal. I just hope it never happens again.

    Hilary - Thank you. I am really glad I have a great brother, because I would never have been able to figure out what was wrong without him. I really hate not knowing how certain things happen or how to fix them. Sometimes I wish I was more tech savvy.

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  5. It's always a good idea to store the important stuff - like your writing - on something that's not connected to your PC, just in case the PC gets infected.

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  6. welcome back... :)
    Dropbox is a nice place.. try it

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  7. LD - I agree. I now have two external hard drive back-ups. I wish there was something like a magic computer that was immune to all internet threats and crashing. If only...

    Jyoti - Thank you, it is great to connect again. I will definitely have to check Dropbox out, thank you for the suggestion.

    Annalisa - Thank you. I am just really glad it is over.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear that you were hacked. Thank goodness you managed to get it sorted out.

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  9. Yeah, can't say I'd feel good about that either! Creepsters. I hate people like that. I'm glad your brother was able to help you out.

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  10. I understand the 'icky' feeling. My 'hotmail account got hacked a few years back. It just felt bad having someone pry through my stuff.

    Glad you got it fixed. I use Dropbox myself to keep whatever I'm working on backed up. I also have work backed up on flash. I use as my main station for all backups. But with dropbox it's updating as you are progressing, without a hassle.

    Best of wishes.

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  11. Michelle - My brother helped me out, but I just really hope it is over and it never happens again.

    Katie - I am really glad that my brother was here to help me out. He is so much more tech savvy than me. I hate people like that too.

    Cher - It is the worst feeling. You feel so paranoid afterwards. I have heard about dropbox from a fellow blogger and I really have to check it out now. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  12. Oh my goodness...... sounds scary to me too. I'm such a dummy about electronic equipment. It makes me nervous when anything changes with the blogging too.
    But I'm happy your brother could repair it for you. What a nice brother you have. Must be very smart too.
    with love

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  13. Manzanita - My brother is very smart, which is sometimes a pain, but he is very good to me. It was an awful experience, one that I would never wish on anyone. Don't worry, I am not tech savvy at all.

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