Re: Numerous Virus Attacks upon Reconnection to Internet
- "Harvey D Norris" wrote:
> Seems I wasn't thinking right when the cable guy came byHiya Harvey :-)
> yesterday to reconnect me to the internet at this slower speed.
Personally, I NEVER LET THEM TOUCH anything but what they have to (THEIR MODEM). If they say they need to get on a computer to check - I DO IT for them!
> I had spent several hours preparing a document ...Remember to hit the save button every 5 minutes or whatever. When one enters a lot of work into any program and doesn't save regular - trouble follows.
> and when I looked back the cable guy was already sittingOhhh My! If he touched my PC without asking I would flip! Not only that, he went to Yahoo ???!!!
> at the computer and before I knew it he had me on Yahoo
That is a dangerous way for a guy to test your (new) connection.
> but a bunch of Yahoo messenger requests appearedThis is not acceptable.
> asking to be friends or what not
> Now what perturbed me next was I looked on the bottom toolbarAnd this is WELL beyond unacceptable.
> for the document I was working on, but it was gone!
> odt.Cool, So way back you listened to old Jay and started using OpenOffice. Not sure if you hate me now or not :-)
> So I shut the computer down but when I immediatelySo, the internet guy USED your computer but DID NOT properly guarantee connection. That was a waste!
> attempted to get back online, I could not.
> Norton protection program to get me back online[Personal Opinion Follows] Yuck! Norton. When Peter was the sole owner-operator, he did great monumental things. The company which runs it now has done less than stellar. It USED TO slow down a computer quite noticeably.
> Enough bitching for the day, let us just say I am not amused.And you should be unamused!
> Another very strange thing is that yesterday there was aThis usually means one of two things (or both):
> very long time delay between when I type and when it appears
> on the screen
1. A resident program is doing a lot of work (you can pull up Task Manager and see which one is using the CPU so much). Could have been something like Norton or could have been a nasty.
2. You have a virus/worm/etc.
Personally, after what I have read, for me, it would be time for a BACKUP - FORMAT - RELOAD.
In fact, AFTER THAT, I would NICELY but FIRMLY communicate with the Internet Provider and get several (more) free months.