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Monday, August 18, 2008

My computer talks to me

Friday started out great. I was on a roll. My query letter and synopsis were looking good. I was in the Zone.

The Zone is where I go after an hour or two of work. All of a sudden my muse kicks in. A lightbulb goes off and everything comes easy.

So there I was furiously typing when I heard voices. I turned off the volume and went back to work. It happened again. It was a little weird but I ignored it and kept on working. The next time the Norton box came up and told me it found perfs.exe on my PC, a Trojan virus. Panic!

No sooner did I quarantine it then another box popped up. I removed 5 of the nasty things and was just about to pat myself on the back when they all came back again. Oh no. Not Good. My muse fled and I shut down. This was a job for JP.

It took Hubby the better part of the weekend to clean my computer. I resorted to using pen and paper.

Evidently some really nasty malware found it's way to my PC. Short of reformatting I don't think I trust it. My computer is eight years old; my OS is Win 2000. I think it's time for a new PC.

I'm leaning toward a laptop. Any suggestions?

2 comments:

The Dark Phantom Review said...

Dear Gail,

Thank you for your generous review of my book, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing. I appreciate your time!

Very nice blog, by the way. I'll be adding you to my blogroll at The Phantom Review.

Best,
Mayra

Gail said...

Thanks Mayra. I think it's a great resource and one that's been needed for a long time.
Gail