Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Danged Malware #3

Bad news for my computer as my technie says "serious problems." Hope I will soon return to blogging and using my own computer one of these days. Tonight I have to dig out all my installation disks - oh my, where are they all? And what am I going to lose? And what will I forget to even look for? wahhhhhh 8-( This experience is even worse than my dreaded VCR experience.

One good thing about NO COMPUTER is that I have time to actually SEW and QUILT! I am a firm believer in always a good side and a bad side to everything that happens in life. My Log Cabin with Cornerstones (top) is complete and looking good, and I have a Sizzlin' Strips ready to quilt, when I get the 'right' inspiration.

State Guild business brought me to several quilt shops in the East part of Nebraska, the most notable being Material Girl in Grand Island. Wow, is all I can say. Good thing I had a strong hand on my wallet -- that shop was almost overwhelming.

I CAN read my e-mail and comments from another computer, and I'm writing from a computer at the library - a first for me. Wahhh - the entire world of Blogdom is carrying on without me. 8-((

When this you see, remember me ....

14 comments:

Nancy said...

May you get your computer repaired and rebooted soon.

Glad to hear you are making some real progress with your works in progress. Keep it up.

paula, the quilter said...

It will all work out for the best. I just installed a brand spankin' new computer for CarGuy and I have been having so much fun on it, I do not want to give it up. It is the desktop where I used to do all the design, photo and finance work. Unlike you, I at least had the opportunity to save/store items on an external hard drive before turning off the old computer. Good luck, dear Elaine.

Lisa Boyer said...

A big "Get Well Soon" to your computer--we miss you!

Diana said...

We miss you! I hope you are up and running soon.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Hope your computer problems will soon be over. A curse on Malware!!

When I cleaned up one of the computers at the library it had 31 trojans & two viruses on it. When I turned it off, it turned itself back on. Wouldn't let me update the anti-virus or anti-spyware so went with the old, then updated & ran again. Some programs I keep on all the computers I'm responsible for are: AVG anti-virus, Spybot Search & Destroy(be sure to use the immunization feature), Ad-Aware, Ccleanner, Registry Rescue & Power Defragmenter. I may have had to pay for Registry Rescue but the rest are free downloads. Rarely have a problem. The library computer had problems because we don't use it that much so the programs had gotten outdated & then somebody used it to go on Limewire. That particular program is blocked now, as are all peer-to-peer networks with K9 web filter so we shouldn't have a repeat problem.

Joyce said...

What a drag to be without a computer but I agree, it does leave time for sewing. Rest assured, you are not forgotten out here in Blogland.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh gosh I wouldn't know where all my disks are either. This has turned out to be quite the pain in the neck for you. Can't wait to see your projects when it resolves.

Judy said...

We miss you, hope all is well soon.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I know that you will get everything sorted out in due time. In the meantime... sewing is a great way to pass the time.
Cheers! Evelyn

Lindah said...

Oh, no! I wondered where you had gone. Oh, yeah, I agree with the others, get a load of armor programs. We use Spyware Blaster in addition to Norton. Norton and MicroSoft overlap on a lotta protection stuff, but when I secure my house I lock all the doors and windows --and some of them have more than one lock. Then I activate the motion sensor lights. Yep, get lotsa protection programs. Some are better at one thing and some are better at other things. Get 'em all. Be safe. Life is too short to spend it at the nerd shop and the library computer queue. Besides.....we miss you when you are gone!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

What a pain. There's nothing worse than not knowing how to fix it - it's amazing how we can't live without our computer, isn't it?

*karendianne. said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry this is happening! I'm thinking of you and wonderng what an adventure to the library is like but... well I don't actually want to know. I've daydreamed this could happen and tried to mentally prepare myself for it but OH! it seems hard. That said, I think I'd get a lot more done!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Elaine, I currently have 3 older computers. You're welcome to any one of them, just stop by.

*karendianne. said...

You continue to be missed.