Wednesday, August 03, 2011

My computer crashed

My brand new computer crashed, so I'm on my daughter's computer.

I down loaded what I thought was adobe reader 9.0, but I think it was a virus or a Trojan virus. One of those viruses that pretends to be a safe program to get onto your computer, so it can corrupt your memory. 

Beware of adobe reader 9.2 MU

So I will be off and on the internet, just until my computer is fixed.
What's really hard is not writing until then and it looks like I will being missing a critique with my critique group, oy.


Mary (BookHounds) said...

And the computer guy just left MY house. My sympathies. I don't download anything anymore and run two security programs. I was told I need to upgrade to the new windows. It is cheaper to buy a new computer though!

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Sorry about the computer crash, Janice. Always go to the adobe site.


Anonymous said...

Hi Janice!

Sorry about your computer! I got a virus last year and it was terrible! *Hugs to you!* I hope you get it taken care of soon!


Janice said...

Hi Mary,

Oh, I'm starting to understand that feeling.

Hi Lisa,

Thanks. (((hugs back))) I will from now on.

Hi Jane,

Thanks (((hugs back))) Hubby will be taking it to the shop soon.


Jasmine Aherne said...

Oh no Janice what a pain!!!

Hope it gets sorted soon!

Lisa Lane said...

I hope you're able to ge the problem fixed quickly and inexpensively, Janice. A crashed computer is the pits.

Janice said...

Hi Jasmine,

Me too. We're going to have to send it in to get it fixed. We got it at Office Depot and they think it's a hardware problem no a virus.

Hi Lisa,

Oh isn't it though? We still have it under warranty so we can send it in to be repaired.


Merle said...

Hi Janice ~~ How awful for you although being under warranty is good. I thought I left a comment on your Thursday Thirteen. Anyway,
thanks for your comments and I am
relieved that I got a good doctor report. See how it goes in three months. Glad you enjoyed the jokes.
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I am so glad your health is improving. Maybe you won't have to have that pacemaker after all?

Your jokes are the best. Keep posting them.

Take care my friend.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I went over the Coffee Time Romance and more blog and saw your comment. You are such a sweetheart to leave a comment. Thank you so much. :)


Ruby Badcoe said...

Yikes! I’m so sorry to hear about your virus attack! I know it’s usually more convenient to just download software off of the Internet, but they can definitely be very risky as well; we never know what kind of viruses stick to the software we’ve downloaded. When it comes to big-brand software, I usually just shell out money, just to be sure. I do hope that the virus didn’t destroy your computer completely, and that your files were recovered. If not, it might be time to start thinking about external hard drives and online storage.