Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009: A Crippling and Possibly Irreparable Computer Virus

My computer has been crippled by a pernicious virus -- Merry Frickin' Christmas -- probably one of those from Russia, With Love, fuck you -- and I don't know that I am going to be able to fix this problem.


I REALLY need my friend Gerry's help but he is away in West Virginia for Xmas.

I KNEW this was coming ... it was just a matter of time. And I don't think the Trend Micro technicians are going to be able to help me, or at least they want $87 to do so. I would pay it except the computer keeps crashing while in any kind of safe mode so that I cannot remove these files. Nor can I even open my anti-virus software (Trend Micro and Malware Bytes). This is a particularly vicious virus.

Tonight is Christmas Eve. Wonderful. I'm supposed to meet up with Gary, Chris T. and LP. We're going to Parkway Deli in Silver Spring and then heading back into D.C. The idea is to go to Cobalt or Windows for some drinks and then to midnight mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral. I'd love to be able to go to JRs, but that's the Mr. Sirius No Go Zone for now and evermore.

Tomorrow, I am supposed to go to with Gary and Chris T. to Glen Burnie to see my mom. We are meeting at the Honey Bee restaurant, a Glen Burnie institution, to the extent that Glen Burnie can have a cultural "institution."

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My computer is so royally screwed up and there is nothing I can do about it. If I need a new one outright, I am in real trouble because I simply do not have the extra $400 to $700 it costs to get one.

That should please the robot if he finds out about it since this "proves" something about Universe. Eh eh eh.

Yes, I can log on and do stuff -- including posting this blog entry -- but the computer is going haywire with all kinds of bullshit pop ups and alerts that are the virus itself. Doing this to someone should really be a form of felony assault and battery, if not intellectual terrorism.

Oh, yes, I have temporarily removed my previous entry. I think posting that caused some bad mojo in the Universe. I think rooting around looking for pictures of it may have caused this virus attack because I went to some infected site.

Anyway, I'm not sure when my next entry will be.

That's all for now. Merry Christmas.

Ho ho ho.

--Regulus

1 comment:

krzysztof said...

Ho ho ho.
Too bad about the virus but I'm glad to hear that there was an entry and I saw it, it was really there and I'm not crazy:-)

How was midnight mass?