Custom Search

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Viruses, Trojans, Browser Hijackers, Rogues

I mentioned I had a touch of the flu the other day. I recovered but my computer seems to have caught it: a kind of malware called "go.google" that redirected any search result I clicked on to a spam site. Then I found that my anti-virus software was unable to connect to its own website for updates. And all my attempts to connect to other anti-virus or antispyware websites were equally thwarted. The browser simply reporting that it was unable to contact those websites though it allowed me to look at other websites. Now this is a pretty cunning program - it not only takes over your browser but it prevents you from obtaining any assistance. I gave up on Firefox and tried Safari, Internet Explorer and even the new Google browser called Chrome with the same results on all.

Well, after fussing around all day I think I have it beat, but my post for today will have to be archival. However, I'm sure you'll agree it's a nice donkey, photographed in the Beacon Hill Children's Zoo earlier this year.

12 comments:

Petrea said...

A sweet donkey indeed, with a soft nose I'd love to pet. A noble creature, unlike the ass who sent you the virus.

Babzy said...

virus it's hell when you have to find a solution !!!The donkey is beautiful;)

USelaine said...

I hope I can contact you for advise if it ever hits ME!

You have a fine looking ass there, Benjamin.

Ineke said...

i agree :)

angela said...

There's just something about donkeys...the soft noses, patient, long suffering eyes...
Sorry to hear about both bugs. It's a pity we can't tuck up the computer with an aspirin and a hot drink!

Wayne said...

I hope whatever it was isn't catching. If that happened to me I'd probably just through away my computer.

I'm easily frustrated.

Wayne said...

Oh, and thanks Elaine. You saved me having to try to come up with an ass joke.

USelaine said...

Who's joking? I love his ass!

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your kind comments. Except Wayne and Elaine: you two have an hour's detention after school to teach you not to make smart ass remarks.

Wayne said...

I didn't do nuthin'. It was Elaine. How come I havta stay late???

Darn girls!

USelaine said...

I would have said something about brown-nosing, but it's a little late for that now.

Dina said...

Shalom Benjamin. Thanks for the soft fuzzy donkeys. My favorite animal.
May you and your computer be well.