Hallelujah!!

You just don't know how much you love your computer until it's sick!!! I think ours is all better now which leads me to this:



This is what happened with our computer...I think. A few weeks back our hard drive crashed and everything was wiped off. When we restarted I guess we didn't get virus protection back on...we didn't realize this. So at some point last Wednesday we were inundated with Trojan viruses and Adware.

To try to solve the problem I paid for and downloaded Norton Antivirus. It recognized several different Trojan viruses and quarantined them. However, each time we got back on the computer more viruses and more pop ups occurred.

Next, I contacted Norton and they told me that their program does not protect against pop ups. OK, fine!! They recommended Spy Doctor. I purchased and downloaded Spy Doctor. No difference - no help.

College son came home and downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy from the internet. Guess what - it was free and it worked.

So file this in your memory Spybot Search and Destroy. I am in a happy place now. :) I thank you all for your moral support.

16 comments

Daphine said...

Praise the Lord! Yep, I know exactly what you mean when a computer in the household goes down. It ain't fun for anybody!!! I'm glad you (your son) got it fixed!

Welcome back!!!

Have a great week friend!

ceekay said...

I love being in the happy place. Welcome back to blogging world. Have a great week!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Headed out to the Dr. and glad your computer is all better. Have a great day. Jackie

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! I'm so glad you're up and running again!! Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Bo said...

Thanks for the info Stacey...I'm sure glad for you to have your computer all better! ;-) Bo

bj said...

I've used SpyBot for years now...not Norton, tho. Avast is better, I think...
Of course, you are gonna get all kinds of advice now on what is best to use...hahahaha...whatever works is what we need !
Have a wonderful day...
love, bj

Carol said...

So glad your computer is over it's bout with a 'virus'!
Carol ;>)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That's valuable advice. Thanks! Twyla

Amy said...

Wow. You have been through some stress with the computer. I recently went through the same thing. Hubby ended up fixing it, but it took a long time. I'm so glad things are up and running again. There is nothing quite so horrible as when the computer is not working! Amy

Ms. Tee said...

OH, bless your heart. So sorry you had to go through all of that, but leave it to our kids to fix it! Our youngest is always showing us how to do things! :)

Rachael said...

Those boys always seem to know how to fix the computer! Thanks for the info, we go through glitches with our computer too and it's terribly frustrating.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving : )

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I believe I could almost do without my washer before I could do without my computer.It is so much company for me.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Stacey,
Thanks for the info! Glad to know your computer woes have been solved.
Diane

Smelling Coffee said...

so glad for the speedy recovery! :-)

mishebe said...

Was it not a nightmare or what? I bought Norton too. wish I would of known about the pop ups. Thank god for Dell. But i will keep that one you used in mind in case it happens again. Ps. Don't look to closely at my sewing projects, i just go with the flow( secretly i really don't know what i am doing) lol. mishelle

Nancy said...

Hi Stacey, thanks for this info...I have never really understoond how to do all that virus protection stuff! It just confusses me to no end! I will check on this! Nancy