Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Out of comish

Alright, I know everyone's getting a little angry that I haven't posted in awhile.

Coming soon: My miserable sniper only prestige.

Coming now: Virus rage. So I got a used computer on ebay say about a year and half ago. I'm as lazy as they come, so my security system and anti virus provisions were basically non existent. When I finally got around to seeing what newcomers were bloated and outdated, and found myself a couple good programs I run a scan and see that my safe browsing habits have allowed me to avoid any serious infestation. It's exciting, I'm ashamed to admit it, but I felt a little invincible.

Of course, this all came crashing down yesterday. The day came to cash in my non existent digital insurance plan. I was owned. Somehow a rootkit got into my temp file and raised all kinds of hell. It was late when the attack presented itself, so I just ran a scan and restarted it. Cut to today when I begin today's fights. Now this SOB would not let me do anything. Open up chrome, and it got into my proxy settings. Open up task manager and it prompts that it's infected. There's a new icon on my desktop that's prompting me to buy something. And get anti-virus coverage. My car has less gas than I thought it did, so I'm going to go ahead and blame that too.

Now I thought I was gone. I thought that I was going to have to disable networking and figure out what files I wanted to take with me to restore. When I noticed that on start up I could pull up the task manager. After a couple of attempts I find the only thing that I can't delete from my temp folder. I manage to get into task manager before it does and stop it as it starts to load. This enables me to system restore and then as soon as I was done with my Chicago style pizza (soooo good)  I was able to use this stupid computer again. My bookmarks are even entact! Though I'm still having trouble with FireFox for some reason, so I'll be out of blogging commission until I figure that out. Hopefully a re-install will sort out whatever trouble it's having.

Alright people, thanks for listening. I'm sure no one cares, but I figured I'd fill you in so you wouldn't think I died or something. Back to Black Ops!