ostarella: (Smiles)
Just got an email from Yahoo concerning Yahoo Messenger and that virus that destroyed my other computer. I haven't reinstalled it because I wasn't sure if my account/files/whatever might still be 'dangerous' - turns out I was right. The tech person said there was no guarantee that I couldn't infect my new machine by reinstalling YIM - so he suggested using "Yahoo Messenger on the Web" - not as many bells and whistles but I can chat with people just the same as with YIM. Which suits me just fine. So I'll be signing up for that instead.

Just goes to show - sometimes being dumb about techno stuff leads one down the right path anyway. :D
ostarella: (Smiles)
Just got an email from Yahoo concerning Yahoo Messenger and that virus that destroyed my other computer. I haven't reinstalled it because I wasn't sure if my account/files/whatever might still be 'dangerous' - turns out I was right. The tech person said there was no guarantee that I couldn't infect my new machine by reinstalling YIM - so he suggested using "Yahoo Messenger on the Web" - not as many bells and whistles but I can chat with people just the same as with YIM. Which suits me just fine. So I'll be signing up for that instead.

Just goes to show - sometimes being dumb about techno stuff leads one down the right path anyway. :D
ostarella: (kill)
My apologies to any and all who might get this via Yahoo messenger - a friend of mine sent me a link to a picture - not even realizing that YIM (or any other instant messenger) could contain viruses (stupidly thought they had better protection than emails) I clicked on it - my computer died, took me almost four hours just to get it to stay on long enough to do a spyware scan (now doing the virus scan) - there were three spyware thingies on my computer. :-(   So now I keep getting YIM and AIM popping up and pinging people (I finaly signed off both). Anyway, trying to figure out how to fix it now. Lesson learned.

I hate the internet sometimes...
ostarella: (kill)
My apologies to any and all who might get this via Yahoo messenger - a friend of mine sent me a link to a picture - not even realizing that YIM (or any other instant messenger) could contain viruses (stupidly thought they had better protection than emails) I clicked on it - my computer died, took me almost four hours just to get it to stay on long enough to do a spyware scan (now doing the virus scan) - there were three spyware thingies on my computer. :-(   So now I keep getting YIM and AIM popping up and pinging people (I finaly signed off both). Anyway, trying to figure out how to fix it now. Lesson learned.

I hate the internet sometimes...

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