Yes I have been away from the interwebs. Did you miss me? Actually I haven't been away, I have been right here in front of my laptop, working on it. Okay, some of the time Dan (Dani's fiance) had it, and some of the time he was sitting here at my house in front of it, and yeah, Dani worked on it some too. It takes a village ...
But it takes something stronger than some nasty self-installing adware and maybe some other malware to take me down! I WIN!!! Okay, I am not running at 100% but I tell you what, I'm getting closer all the time. Thank God for Google and tech forums and message boards where I could look up any wayward message that appeared on my screen.
And a POX on any company that seeks to advertise and steal my info or whatever the heck they were trying to do by hijacking my browsers and throwing wrenches into my applications!! I came THIS CLOSE (see my thumb and index finger almost touching) to having to reinstall my operating system.
I didn't want to.
So I enlisted Dan who was a great help, he put up with my texts and calls and cat hair when he came here. He's allergic. Heh. And I sat in front of this laptop and did endless searches, uninstalled software and reinstalled it, ran scan after scan and basically played detective for days and days and days. But I am nothing if not persistent - especially when it comes to anything technical. Being self taught - some of the knowledge I have is just enough to be dangerous so I could not tell you what I was attempting to do when I clicked on whatever it was to bring this down on my head. Or when, for that matter. It was pretty deeply embedded before I knew what a problem I had.
But if my computer had a fever before - it's down to 98.8 now. Working quite well actually.
And the really sad part? Not a thing of interest happened since my computer has been out of commission for me to write about. Nada.
Aren't you glad I'm back? :)
I missed you!