Not the stomach flu or a respiratory sickness, but my computer is sick. I'm typing on son's laptop for this post.
Not sure what happened, but my desktop computer was perfectly fine this morning, but when I went to check my email at lunchtime, I had this message across my screen that my computer had been sieged by the United States because of illegal operations which could include pornography (NEVER), copyright violations (don't try to, but who knows if I accidentally did it) or use of an illegal software program (???). My computer is locked, I can't access it because despite turning it off, doing this, doing that, etc., when I turn it back on and it loads up, I get that message.
The cure. I have to send $300 through money pack to their site within 48 hours and if I don't, I could face criminal charges. Yeah, right, like I'm going to do that.
So in the meantime, we're trying to figure out how to restore my computer if it is even possible. Granted, our virus protection software had expired a few months ago and we hadn't gotten around to renew it, but we've been late before and never got a virus. I am blaming Google Chrome. I use it when I play Word Tornado "my name is Betty and I'm a Word Tornado-oholic". But its been acting weird lately so I wonder if I got the virus from it.
Anyway, I can obviously use my son's or hubby's laptops when they aren't around using them and we can all share, but I had a lot of the journals I read in my favorites and I can't access my favorites on their computers. So I'm requesting to please leave a comment on this post, even if it is just "hi" so that I can then access your blogs through it, especially if I'm a frequent commenter on your blog.
And if you don't hear from me for a bit, its because we are trying to sort this all out.
I guess I should be lucky, we've been on the Internet for years and this is the first virus gotten.
Its such a pain though.
And I think I've lost all my pictures I've taken that I downloaded to that computer since I never backed them up to anything. Valuable lesson learned.
At least I didn't get a traffic ticket today.