What karma again?

Maybe the universe was trying to tell me something yesterday when I almost abandoned my laptop for good.

Today the minor virus problems I was having lately have somehow exploded into a huge Trojan fiasco the likes of which my Symantec Anti-Virus has apparently never seen, because despite my constant upgrading the virus detection files, it can’t get rid of this horrible insiduous shit the internet has decided to dump on my computer.

The likely solution, I have been told from several sources, is to wipe and reformat the OS. Do I have my OS discs? No. That would be too easy. Either they’re still packed in some box beyond my search capabilities, or they are lost. And this is going to cost a lot more and get worse before it gets better, I can tell.

As if the struggle with blizzards and knitting ennui and Real Life Stuff To Do wasn’t enough right?


  1. Aaack! How sucky. This has certainly been a week to stay in bed, in my opinion! Hope it gets better and not worse….

  2. Oh no!

    Here’s to hoping it’ll get better from here on out.

  3. Sending good luck your way…hope you can get the viruses sorted out. Too bad I can’t send real cookies through the innerwebs.

  4. Oh dear. That sucks. I hope things start looking up!

  5. I am so sorry for you. All I can think of are silly things like every cloud has a silver lining? I don’t even know if I said it right, but I am sending you lots of good thoughts and wishes!

  6. ACK (again) and oh, ca-rap!!! (if I knew how to send good tech vibes I certainly would… I can hold my breath for you though, well, not for long, and not that it’d help at all….. ca-RAP!)
    Hope it all gets better soon.

  7. Oh my. So sorry. That really sucks, and I feel for you.

  8. That sucks! Have you contacted the company that makes your computer? I know Dell can often provide downloads for software if the disks are missing, or send new ones – maybe your computer company will do that. It’s worth a try.

  9. Oh G. Oh dear. What are we going to do with you. You’ll be a doctor soon and all this flakiness will be a thing of the past 😉

  10. Oh what a rubbish time you are having. It will only get better from now I am sure!

  11. Yep. Karma. Fate. Whatever. Wipe and re-start. My hubby does this about once every quarter. It’s like a ritual with him….

  12. If it helps, I find that AVG and Spybot are WAY better than Symantec. And both are free. Try downloading them and then scanning the computer. It should work.

  13. Oooh, the IT gods. I’m a complete Luddite and don’t know what else to blame it on. Would leaving a saucer of milk out help?

  14. aww! Sorry about the evil virus! Hope you get rid of it soon 😦

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