vc_forever: (If the world didn't suck...)

Hi there! Remember me? Probably not.

I moved to a new town a couple of weeks ago (this is my third week here) and since then my laptop has been infected with a virus TWICE... I say infected with a virus because it was the same virus on both occasions. I was at least able to identify where I got it, so I can now avoid that website like the plague for all eternity. Sadly, seeing as how my brother-in-law is the only person I know who fixes computers, and I only go to my home town on the weekends, that meant I had to spend two whole weeks without a laptop or internet access. Fun times!

And whoever made that virus probably wasn't even all that smart, although he or she surely knows how to be annoying... As long as I had my laptop on, I'd get a pop-up message every minute or so (no joke!), from a "security" program I'd never heard of before, saying that my computer was infected with 20 different types of virus and malware (again, no joke!). It also said that someone was trying to remotely access my credit card information on my laptop (even though I don't have a credit card and I was already offline) and that, in order to be "adequately protected", I should purchase a license to that extremely helpful program that was warning me about said infection. Of course, in order to buy said license, I'd have to - you guessed it - INPUT MY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION! Which, you know, is always a good idea when there's someone supposedly trying to remotely access your credit card information...

Anyway, my brother-in-law got rid of the virus the first time around, but he decided a massive re-installation would be in order the second time around, so now I'm trying to get all the settings back to normal. He did manage to salvage my C: drive, though, which combined with my beloved external hard drive meant that no files were lost. Cue a major sigh of relief! And, barring any more disasters, I'm back to the virtual world, so maybe now I can start catching up with folks.

So how's everyone been?

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