Sunday, February 24, 2008


I had a virus on my Mac. This is apparently quite unheard of. So unheard of that when I told the computer guy he kind of glazed over and told me to afkjagakhdfgiladfgjkgadsf [I glazed over too, but suffice it to say it was a workaround since I couldn't attach documents in email because my email was telling me I had a virus]. Anyway, when it happened again I turned to another computer guy who also told me it was nearly impossible that I had a virus. But I'm coughing and itching, I said! And I just feel tired all the time. Also, my left knee makes a funny noise. (It says 'ello!' in a cockney accent.) He suffered my computer ignorance long enough to tell me to run a scan, which I did, and then I told him it found a virus. He was shocked. I was triumphant! But also dismayed. And maybe a little hungry. Twelve hundred hours later, everything is back to normal and I can't wait to tell computer person number one how wrong he was, because that's the kind of person I am.


Anonymous said...

Quote of the day:

"Hey Alison, let's make a JACK SANDWICH........."


Joe said...

A year ago I bought anti-virus software from Computer Associates (CA), but their software actually CAUSED problems on my PC.

For some strange reason when I loaded their software it stopped the automatic Windows updates from running. About 3 weeks later I got a serious virus and I couldn't use Internet Explorer at all.

So I called CA and it took them almost a week to fix it. The technical person was over in India, so I was always working with him either very late at night or very early in the morning.

After a lot of work they finally got it fixed and I haven't had a problem since. The software is actually pretty good, but it was a huge pain in the butt the first few weeks I had it.

I guess we're all sepcial in our own way :o)

Pow said...

That computer guy is gonna be shocked and appalled.
Nobody says that anymore. Maybe this will be it.

Everybody knows you're special. And for me it's my right knee. It quotes that Eric Roberts scene from Pope of Greenwich Village.
"Charlie! They took my thumb!" Always happens at the most awkward times too.

Ted from Accounting said...

Even though MACs are for "creative" type people...I still think you elitists are susceptible to viruses. Us PC people just roll dirty so often its common.


Actually there are quite a few "minor" viruses that these programs will alert you to and they are no big deal. I got a virus last week (first time in years) but it had something to do with Macromedia's JAVA application. My anti virus removed it and then the next day it alerted again. I researched the issue and found out I had to dump the cache in that program. What all that means is basically it really wasn't a big deal but I felt so violated at first! So off balance!

I'm running Zone Alarm anti-virus - firewall & Web Root Spy Sweeper on all my computers. Both programs are in the top 3 by Consumer Reports!