Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Well, now that my debit card number has been stolen I figured the end of that kind of trouble.  Instead, I go into my email this morning and find a TOS notice on not 1, but 2 different email accounts.  Someone is going out of their way to mess with me.  I am running anti-virus to find any problems and I changed my passwords, but I think it's really time to think about dumping Windows and reinstalling.  The process includes clearing EVERYTHING off of your computer, both good and bad.  You start with a fresh version of Windows with nothing on it.

It's a pain, but I have this feeling that something is on my computer that doesn't belong there and the reason I feel that is because everything has slowed down considerably.  It is not because my cache and history and all that hasn't been cleaned, either.  Yes, I have defragged, I know all the stuff to do. Windows task manager doesn't really help, especially under services with so much stuff on there, who knows what belongs and what might not.  I have but one recourse that I know will eliminate any problem and that's a fresh install.

Whatta pain.  Gotta back up files and any pics you want to save you have to back up or send to yourself in an email.  Fortunately, I don't have a lot of files that I need to keep, but still.

Yet, I have to wonder who got what from me?  What did any of it say?  Did everyone on my lists get whatever was sent out?  Of course, I have received such junk from others in the past and the only thing that was in the email was a link - who knows where it takes you, I don't click on them.  Probably malware or something.  The whole thing is very disconcerting is all I can say about it.

Interesting: Spybot told me  it found problems but couldn't fix them.  Reallllllly.  What good is the blooming thing then?  Maybe that's part of some malware program - disable the anti-virus somehow.  I wouldn't know, I don't spend my life in an attempt to invade other people's computers and steal persona information.

Whatever.  Had to go straight to my checking account to make sure that wasn't compromised again, either.

Well, anyway, can't wait til' this work week is over.  3 day weekend.  Caleb turns 20 on Friday. TWENTY?!!!  Wow!

Well, fun-time over.

Work.

ben

2 comments:

  1. Dealing with similar PROBLEMS, (not "issues" dammit) here. Am making numerous DVDs of photos and video files and backing up other stuff on three separate hard drives.

    Have not gotten any emails from you, but two other friends, one in Norway and one in New York have "sent" me suspicious emails which, on inquiry, they knew nothing about whatever.

    Good luck, and be glad you know how to deal with such "issues". Many, if not most older puter users would be clueless. f

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  2. Issue, problem, I'm going to call it what it really is, a P.I.T.A. - PAIN IN THE ASS! It's not just backing up your
    files, though that's bad enough in itself, it's also having to reformat the computer; install the fresh copy of Windows (7 for me); and
    THEN you have to reinstall all the supporting software such as Adobe, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, anti-virus and all the rest of them that i am forgetting about
    right now. I have resintalled Windows so many tiems on that old computer, however, it's like second nature at this point, but the point is, it's very time
    consuming and hence why I have put it off until now. But now I have no choice, it's got to be done. Going to start the process of backing up files this afternoon after work.
    Good luck to you, too, but rpobably more needed is a lot of patience!

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