Showing posts with label Computer Problems. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Computer Problems. Show all posts

Sunday, July 8, 2012

DNSChanger Malware Test

I caught a short news report a few hours ago about the [DNSChanger malware] being due to deploy tomorrow, which is supposed to render infected computers incapable of connecting with the internet (I think).  Evidently, it is the final stage of a computer virus that was discovered during [Operation Ghost Click] a couple of years ago, and you can go [here] to see if your computer is infected or not.  Thankfully, we tested clean.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm Back!

Did you miss me?  I’ll be making a list of those who did not.

Anyway, with Arlynda being off work on account of falling again, my normal schedule of getting online around midnight has been somewhat scrambled.  Therefore, I was not up when a lightning strike took out our home computer early last Thursday morning.

No, we do not have another.  So, I started searching for the best deal possible at exactly 9:01 a.m. CDT.  For I wanted to give the good people at our local Best Buy time to get a sip from their coffee before I started barraging them with question after question over the phone.

After securing a guesstimation of what they could do, I called Dell, which is the only kind of computer we have ever had.  Please do not consider this as being racist, but it was not without some trepidation that I made that call to Dell.  For I am rather hard-of-hearing, and I usually spend more time having to ask for something to be repeated whenever I am connected with a foreign call center than actually making any progress.

Thankfully, on the other side of the line was the delightful Ms. Debbie in Nashville, Tennessee.  Around 45 minutes later, our order of a new Inspiron 660 CPU, with Windows 7, Intel i3 processor, 6 GB RAM and a 1 terrabyte hard drive for a whole lot less than what Best Buy wanted was completed.  She also set us up with free 2-day shipping, but the factory did not actually ship our new CPU until Monday, which meant that it did not make it here until a few hours ago.

Okay, I suppose it is a little premature to claim that I am really back.  For there are a lot of programs to install and uninstall—not to mention transferring backed-up files.  So, I probably won’t be actually back in the swing of things for a week or so, but I will endeavor to persevere.  Are you sure you didn’t miss me?

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