Virus, Go Away  

Posted by inkstainedhands

Although people who create these computer viruses should rot in jail for the rest of their lives and then burn in hell for eternity for being such annoying little pests with nothing better to do than to make other people miserable, there is not much we can do about that. But once our computers are infected, at least we should know how to get rid of those viruses. Personally, I always ask my father to get rid of the viruses. After having my computer attacked twice in the course of a month or two by the same virus (and apparently both my father and sister's laptops were also attacked by it), my father wrote a guide on his blog to getting rid of this particular virus. So if you find yourself being harassed by fake virus alerts (which is the virus itself) and unable to open up any programs, you know what to do in advance.

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17 comments

Wow, your father's tech blog! So interesting.

About viruses: I actually heard that the anti-virus companies create the viruses to sell their products. Listen, business is business!

January 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Not much we can do? Of course there is, don't click on links on fb, use good AV like Kaspersky or Nod32 and if you really want to be sure, switch to linux. Ubuntu just released a new version.

Ummm...dude...I do hope you're kidding...
It would make a lot more sense to say that Mac or linux developers or tech support companies release viruses.

January 24, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Moshe -- I meant there is not much we can do about the rotting in jail and burning in hell part.

January 25, 2010 at 12:13 AM

I told you many times to stop using Internet Explorer. It won't help get rid of viruses. It will help prevent getting them.

January 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Hold on, you're using IE?!
BWAHAHA!!!
Then you deserve getting infected!
That's like leaving the outside door open and then complaining about getting robbed!

word verification: droma
A drama in the Vatican.

January 25, 2010 at 2:30 PM

I know, I know.. I tried using Mozilla Firefox after cleaning my computer from the most recent virus, but it was just awful. I felt very uncomfortable using Firefox, so I went back to IE. As for Opera -- I don't really want to download yet another thing.

Moshe -- I knew it wouldn't be long until you made some sort of comment like that.

January 25, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Hannah, better download another thing than another virus. Check out Opera and if don't like get Chrome - these are two good browsers on todays browser market.

January 25, 2010 at 2:42 PM

New version of FF released last week, supposed to be even faster than before.

What's uncomfortable about FF?!

January 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I don't know... We'll see about Opera.

I have Firefox 3.5.6, and my problem isn't how fast it is but how it looks. I tried fiddling around with the settings, but it did not improve much.

January 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM

hey, its annie, just try to stick with ff for 3 weeks and it will be fine. u will get used to it eventually.

February 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM

I don't know, Annie, maybe it look better on the screen you're using. I know it looks okay on my father's laptop, but on my computer, I just don't like it.

Nice to see you here, though. :]

February 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Praise the Lord! Google is stopping support of IE6 in gmail, google docs and other sites.
If you have IE6 and go to their sites, ERROR!

February 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM

It's a good thing I have IE7 then and everything works just fine.

February 4, 2010 at 5:53 PM

@Moshe - they didn't go that far enough to seize on Gmail support for IE6 :(

@Hannah - no, it's bad thing you have IE7 - at least IE8 please

February 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM

"We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar. Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above."

February 4, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Well later in 2010 is too far away... I've spent half of January battling with IE6 issues on 3rd party site... Grrrrrrrr

February 4, 2010 at 11:49 PM

I want to use selectors, dag namit!!!

word verification: cable

February 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM

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