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Where do people get off creating viruses with the sole purpose of making people’s computers broken and mopey?  Do they get paid?  How do they make a living?  Are they all a bunch of unemployed losers in their mom’s basements?

The reason this has been on my mind, lately, is that something is wrong with my laptop, whom I call Sasha because that was the first name I thought of when I got her.  She is a Sony VAIO and is very very large and clunky, but I love her anyways.  We’ve been through alot.  Right around this time of year last year (in the second week of November, actually) she got a horrible virus thing that just punched her in the face.  I don’t know where it came from last time, and I don’t know what happened this time.  They aren’t the same virus, that’s all I know.

I hate this.  My computer is my own personal little world which I am in control of.  It is an extension of myself, and it is an extendor to the world.  I can reach out through the internet and find anything in the world.  To reach back through those connections with the intent to do harm is a gross violation of the trust between all computer users.

I think that my computer was spoof attacked.  Shortly before she got all messed up, the firewall message box asked if I wanted to allow explorer.exe to access the internet.  I was trying to use the internet at the time, so I consented.  Then pop ups began spontaneously appearing when I was connected to the internet.  It was all down hill from there.

I hope that the geeks at Fry’s can fix my Sasha up without having to wipe her memory.  I have alot of things saved on her, and I’d hate to have to play email tag like I did the last time.

Written by therewasanincident

October 14, 2008 at 9:51 pm

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