The last ten days or so have been crazy. My computer was barely responding and I was convinced that the hard drive was going bad and I was sure that I was going to have to buy a new computer. Our eldest son kept telling me to wait because he knew a technician that could probably fix it. Unfortunately, the technician was busy until yesterday. It turned out that what I thought was a hard drive problem was in fact viruses. It took him several hours to locate and remove the viruses. One virus, if I recall correctly, was called Trojan Steefl C, which was designed, among other things, to prevent the installation of anti-virus software. Once he removed five viruses, he down loaded “Microsoft Security Essentials” to provide constant anti-virus protection.
The computer is now working like new, again. However, I’m still a slave to an inferior internet signal, which comes and goes (mostly goes). The internet provider is owned by the State, so complaining about the service is a waste of time. Please understand that posting and visits my favorite bloggers will continue to be erratic.
Please read the excellent post today by Brian of the Frankenstein Government blog.
A special thanks to all of you who showed concern over my unexplained absence. You’re the greatest!