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Sunday, 6 January 2008

A Trojan Tale

This is a very quick post to explain why I'm not posting:-) On New Year's Eve I found I'd picked up the Peacomm trojan, a particularly nasty one that you can get just by looking at an infected web site! It can only reliably be eradicated by re-installing Windows. Fortunately my son Scott was visiting and he undertook to reformat the hard drive and start again from scratch. Just as fortunately, I didn't lose any information. What I did lose, of course, was time. I'm only just catching up on things now.

To add insult to injury, I was not sure where I'd picked up the trojan, and to be fair, my machine appeared to have been infected with something for several weeks, because it was running extremely slowly and some processes had become unreliable. However, I returned to the web site I'd been looking at when my AV notified me of the infection and to my horror I picked up - wait for it - two more trojans! The AV was on the job and has, I hope, eradicated both of them.

I had no idea trojans could be passed on in this way. I imagine the hackers have done something to the site's cookies. It's sad that such people can't turn what is obviously a fine talent for software development to something that might benefit the world.

This was not, my friends, the best possible start to the New Year. I hope yours was better! I'll try to blog during the week if I catch up with commitments - and don't meet any more wooden horses!

5 comments:

Marilyn Z. Tomlins said...

Satima -- Good you could sort it out.
Marilyn

Satima Flavell said...

Let's hope all this year's problems last now longer and are no worse! And, of course, that we all find wonderful agents and publishers:-)

Bastet said...

Well, Satima. Jeff and I have been leaving you messages about how much better Macs are. You wouldn't have these problems with a Mac. Not like I'm a commercial, but I am a very satisfied customer.

RYC: Seventy is insane for January, but it was short lived. Today is in the 60s and then winter is supposed to return by the end of the week. I was all for a fast thaw, though. We had quite a bit of snow. Frankly, if we had a winter like this, I'd never complain, but it's sure to get cold again. Global warming? It's got to be the reason.
Lynn

Jody said...

Glad you got the trojan out of your life. My next computer will be a Mac. I don't want Vista and I'm tired of having to build a fort just to keep our computers safe.

Satima Flavell said...

I'm starting to agree that a Mac might be a good investment, but unfortunately I can't see myself affording one any time soon unless I win lotto, find a publisher or get an homest job, each of which seems equally unlikely:-)

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