Thursday, November 18, 2010

To Drop in for important info for bloggers and Facebook fans

It's Wed night and quite a long day too. I have been doing much better at sleeping except for tonight so just wanted to let readers know that there is a Russian computer virus that is random out now, striking computers and there is no fix for it. It destroyed my laptop and the contents. It's a bogus that originates in Russia according to the computer guy and even the best virus protection programs will not protect from this virus. There is no rhyme or reason why it strikes (of course it had to be mine) but when it does you computer will freeze and go bright pink listing 230 serious virus attacks and it literally goes nuts. Then it constantly shows a 79.00 program to fix it. Thank goodness, I didn't cave to do that. I showed Body Guard and he was astounded at how many serious viruses it was listing. We took it to the computer guy and he immediately knew it a new Russian virus that is striking computers randomly and no virus protection program can protect from it. The companies are not spreading this word. There is really nothing you can do if it happens.

If you buy the bogus program that keeps popping up (and believe me with 230 serious virus's you're tempted strongly) then the hacker wipes out your credit card limit and because it originates from Russia, NONE is refundable.

One lady in front of us had the same problem but bought the program and was out 5000.00.
I was so thankful I didn't get it.
I highly encourage backing up data. I think I have lost all pics over the past 7 years, all my design patterns, and documents. It sickened me.

He  is trying to work on a backup disk for some of the data but can't guarantee it can be retrieved because this virus is the most serious. The computer cannot be fixed and it was only 11 months old.

So, I have a new one but no pics on it yet, haven't had any time as work has been quite busy this week.

This pic was one already on the computer and really is a good example of what frenzy I'm in after losing all my information from this major virus. Again, no virus program protects from it. They do associate Facebook use with it.
I had all my mountain pics from the weekend I wanted to put in here and even the disk which was in the computer is messed up right now.
The computer guy is trying his hardest to retrieve at least all the work I did for patterns, documents, free patterns from designers, pics of my kids, puppies, etc. I'm praying he can get at least some of the information but the computer itself can't be used again.
So, I'm learning on this new Acer I have which is actually lighter to carry around.
Hope your week is not as wicked as mine...LOL
Maybe I'll get my "junk in the trunk" together soon.
Praying for all computer friends safety,


  1. Thanks for the warning. Thank goodness I don't do Facebook. Will keep my eye open and back up everything later today!

  2. Jennifer,
    Thanks for posting this information. I am so very sorry that this happened to you. It's amazing how we now depend on computers. I hope your computer guy will have good luck and retrieve most of your important pictures, designs, etc.

    Hope you are doing better with your
    jaw pain. I continue to enjoy your blog, so keep on posting!

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Oh Jennifer that is awful. :( I do hope the computer guy can get your computer fixed and virus free. AND that he can recover your photos and patterns.

    Thanks for the heads up on the virus.

  4. So very sorry to hear this, dear
    Jennifer. Hope you at least get
    some of your things back. Still
    praying for your jaw. Hope you
    and yours have a blessed and
    peaceful Thanksgiving.
    Sweet blessings,

  5. So sorry to hear about the virus. I hope that they will be able to make you a backup disc. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. This is irritating as all get out for you I know! I am yet to fathom why people get such a kick out of doing these things!

  7. I am SO sorry, but thanks for the warning. I'm going to pass this information along to my daughter, so a double thank you!

  8. Thanks for the information, Jennifer! That is heartbreaking to have happened to you!! Hope all can be fixed, if at all possible, but sounds impossible.

  9. So sorry to hear about the virus - I do hope that your computer guy can retrieve all of your special files!

    Thoughts and prayers your way!

  10. Hi Jennifer: Thank-you for the heads-up on this virus, I have not joined facebook because 6 out of ten of my pals have had a serious virus I am sticking with Google Blogger.
    I am sad that your computer cannot be saved, I love your patterns keep up the wonderful designing.

  11. I am so sorry to hear about this, Jennifer! Hope your guy can retrieve as much as possible. Thanks for the info.


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