Monday, February 02, 2009


No snow at least to speak of Saturday morning when I awoke. The temp was around 20 and it did not hit 30 all day.

Not having the kids I thought it was going to be a quiet weekend, the X called around 9:30 AM, evidently Danielle who was using her laptop had picked up a Trojan. So, long story short I spent about 5 hours of my Saturday cleaning her laptop. She stayed for the onset of the cleaning and we watched last weeks episode of Knight Rider. Both of us agreed the new series is a 'young and trendy' version, and that to us, the car is the best part of the show. I even went to state that the car was even better when the female star was parading around in black lingerie one week! After the show was over I sent her on her way as she had things to do with Danielle and there was nothing she could do to help this.

On the issue of the laptop I had cautioned the X multiple times to setup a non-administrator account for the kids to use because 99% of most Trojans need admin access to install themselves onto the system.

So, at least she agreed to this, and via an e-mail this morning I know she has done it.

Tails and I spent the majority of the rest of the day relaxing and watching TV.


David Louis Harter said...


I loathe all forms of malware, as do you. While I do not mind so much if I am on the clock, fixing a client's system, it is certainly not good when it is a family member whose computer is infected!

- David

Chris said...

Dqavid - Yes, and lucky for the X she knew who to call for free service!