Computer still DOA but we're hopeful...

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Chutz
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   Posted 1/3/2011 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hubby is still working on regaining use of my computer. I'm trying to transfer off all of my data which includes nearly 20,000 photographs!~ Hard to find room for them anywhere but one by one I'll make it. Then we likely have to strip the machine and reinstall an operating system.

For anyone else that might be seeing 'strange' things going on with their browser... the first sign that anything was wrong started about 4-6 weeks ago when I would do a Google search. I would get what looked like great sites for what I was trying to find only the name of the website was totally wrong. ie... I was looking for baby toy patterns. Found several sited that looked good but the websites were places like joeandbobsgarage.com or messingaround.com. See what I mean. Also if I clicked on a legitimate site I would often be redirected to somewhere else, often unsavory sites. When we began to read helpful information on trying to fix the problem we found that this 'redirect' problem has been around for about a year. By redirecting my machine to sites I didn't want to go I apparently picked up some parasite/virus.

Hubby and his buddies in IT at work are putting their heads together to try and fix it so I don't lose everything on my machine. In the mean time I'm trying to salvage before the machine totally shuts itself down. It's crawling on a good day, other times I can't use it at all. That is why I'm on hubby's machine to visit HW but email is another problem. Oh well...it's thebest we can do.

Hugs,
Chutz
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 1/3/2011 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   

 

  Chutz

   I highly reccomend "Avast" virus protection. It does the work for you. Also, "Malware Bites" anti-malware is a fantastic tool. Neither of these are complicated to use. Both are user friendly and do the work for you. It just lets you know when it is done with audio reminders and alerts as well as visual in the bottom right hand side of screen.

*hugg*
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/3/2011 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
We have used AVG in the past on our PC's but when we went to iMac's all of these problems went away. I hate all the computer problems, and dont have the time to fool with them.

Hope that Hubby of yours gets it up and running again soon! I feel for you.

SE

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/3/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Super antispyware free edition will get rid of most of those nasty trojan hijackers out there. Just had to clean out my daughter's and my son'd G/F's computers. I was judt talking about this on the GERD forum yesterday. I've noticed more of this since Google Chrome came out.

Bill
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Chutz
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   Posted 1/5/2011 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
On hubby's machine again. Mine is not bad until I get online. So until such time that we get it solved...HOPEFULLY this weekend...I'll be sketchy as to forum visits and emails. If folks have emailed and/or asked for a ribbon I'll get them out in the next 2 days. Just got those emails and I do want you to get your ribbon ASAP.

Miss you all!
Chutz
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