Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fucking spammers...

I've been dealing with the aftermath of a close call computer wise. We picked up a virus in the process of clicking on an E-Card. My advice - never EVER click to see the card.

Several thousand spams sent from here, and several thousand bounce messages and even MORE card spams received... Craptastic McAfee virus scanner that won't install because it detects a previous version of McAfee virus scanner (that it says it will take out, BUT DOESN'T!)... etc, etc.

We didn't lose any data but it has wasted a lot of time.

Back up your stuff. Run a virus scanner, even though it is an annoying resource hog. Have all of your re-installation disks organized and handy.

2 comments:

grace said...

That sucks. Here are some (*)(*) to make you feel better.

Anonymous said...

Bob, I've noticed a freakin' ton of new spam with subject lines like, "you have a postcard from a relative". Was this one of those?

Sorry about your computer's illness. This is the equivalent of a get-well card (no attachment to click on!)

&:-)