One of the most gut wrenching moments in the computer world is to discover your PC has got a virus. It’s happened to me on more than one occasion and each time has been a disaster and I’m not exaggerating.
For me the discovery of harbouring a virus on my hard drive has always been one slow to dawn. I find one day that certain commands seem to take forever to perform, or you get the spinning wheel of death while you wait in eternity for your computer to understand the command and go ahead and complete it. If it ever gets there that is.
Or maybe on switching off one day there will be a queue of 24 updates and they will continue to be there day in day out. In fact it’s more than likely you won’t know what’s happened for a while until after a couple of weeks of plodding on you decide ‘Enough!’ I have to get this seen to.
In fact, whoever the ‘Expert’ is who takes a look under the bonnet will lift their head and say ‘Yeah, it’s got a virus.’ I’m going to have to clean the hard disk and reload your stuff.
A matter of fact phrase that sends shivers down my spine as the bottom line is you may have lost all of your photos, documents, music – everything you treasure.
I don’t think we realise just how much data is on our computers until the day a virus manages to get through and start tampering in your archives.
There are many different products out there and with Norton internet security for example, you can have fair peace of mind as they are constantly being updated, upgraded and rewritten to keep the nasties at bay.
Since writing a blog I have become more aware of hackers and baddies out there who try and get access to Mari’s World to use it for their own evil means. One day I came on and I found 60 comments in my Spam queue all from bogus companies with links to various intimate sites around the globe, luckily there is something called Akismet in place which protects me and sorts out the spammers from the good commenters because if these people did manage to add one of their evil links to one of my posts or an images you, the reader would be redirected to a site where you really don’t want to be.
I really wish these hackers would find something better to do with their lives and leave the innocent blogger alone – the world would be a MUCH happier place without them.
Of course with a Macbook Air the problem doesn’t exist!