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   Posted 12/29/2010 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Good day to all...

I've been in and out and off and on and back and forth...did I forget any others??? What I'm trying to say is that during the past few weeks I've not been posting much. Life had me in a 'pit' mighty deep. Also, I survive on calm...not one crisis after another but that's what has been going on around home and it put me over the edge.

Now that my head is feeling near normal (for me, anyway tongue) my puter up and got infected with a 'Parasite'! Basically it's spyware that is put on when visiting a web site...even ones that are well known or look safe should be watched very carefully. For anyone who doesn't know what these do...and that included me until grandson explained it thoroughly, it gets on your computer by unscrupulous people who either want access to your machine or sometimes they try and replace banner and paid-for ads on the sites you visit. Mine is trying to take my system down. Had it happen a month ago but it's rearing it's ugly head again. I can't open any programs...nothing at all! So I am using hubby's machine to get online. But once grandson gets back from a short vacation he'll get it cleared out. Luckily he's certified in hardware systems. If this had happened and I had no one in the family who knew what to do I'd be out of luck and a bunch of money.

I guess the end result is to be careful where you travel on the wide and wonderful interweb! If you see alerts popping up saying your machine is being infected and just "Click Here to Fix It" NOT click anything offered to you. At least I knew that much and saved my machine from getting totally destroyed.

Also, if anyone has sent me email recently and not had a reply, this is why. I'm hoping to be back with my machine either Wednesday or Thursday evening. Until then....

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White Beard
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   Posted 12/29/2010 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear you are feeling better and getting back to posting!  Thanks for the really Good advice about using your computer, and I might also add to what you said, I think that is vitally important  to have a really good virus protection set up on your computer, and a good firewall! I use one that has the security suite and it has everything, spam protection, virus protection, fire wall  and  all that! It is constantly on the job protecting your computer, and not just the web sites that you go to but also your E-mail. The thing is you have to keep it up to-date, most have the capability of auto updating, but if you don't like it up dating its self then make sure you do it manually every few days! I think if there is anything worth spending your money on, it is having a good virus protection set up on your computer.
Thanks for the up date Chutzie, I do hope you are feeling better!
White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

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   Posted 12/29/2010 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
*smooches CHutzie* Ya I do speak in other forums :P Hang in there honey! You can do it.
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