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Sigh [Jul. 24th, 2003|09:59 am]
Peter Sheil
I'm having a fun day.

My laptop claimed to have a virus when I started it this morning.
Out came the network cable and I called our help desk - my favourite
technician was around about half an hour later. The bizare thing is that
it is in an area used by SMS, the Microsoft system management system that
automatically updates yoursystem from a central management point. I noticed
it doing something to my computer yesterday but thought that was just "life" -
SMS had detected that I was on aPC that changed locations and wanted tomove
me to a new logical location.

Now the first cleaning program keeps crashing :( and the second one is running
right now. I have loads to do and cannot even access my worke-mail at the moment.
I'm writing this on another PC which doesn't have most of the things I need to
work normally.

Sigh

Hope you day is better than this.
Peace
peter

Update 12:20
The virus is W32/Lovgate.f@M
I didn't have an infection (actually run it) but out SMS server's share has got it!
So each time I logon I get 2 new copies of the virus.
I'm still waiting for my full virus scan to complete ...
*drums fingers*
... it is in the \I386\ folder as I type this.
*breaths slowly to try and reduce the frustration levels ... it dosn't work*
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-07-24 03:26 am (UTC)

Argggghhhhh

SMS is downloading another 3 each time I log on to the network ... nothing like ensuring you do it properly.

My laptop is now off the network again after getting the virus scan software updated to the latest (one version number update on the virus defs) and I'm running a full virus scan - should take another hour or so.

Sigh
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2003-07-24 06:28 am (UTC)
I second that 'emotion.'
I loves my MAC! :-)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-07-24 08:50 am (UTC)
*mutter mutter 5 hours of wasted time mutter mutter*
:)

Off to go Morris Dancing now ... well after a 2 hour drive.
Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2003-07-24 04:23 am (UTC)
{{{HUGS}}}
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-07-24 04:26 am (UTC)
Thanks - that helps me not turn into a snarling beast and howling at any bright lights [and trying to rip the throat out of the idiot who managed to get it onto our SMS shares].
:)
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[User Picture]From: goddess_2000
2003-07-24 04:28 am (UTC)

Update 12:20

I'll trade. Khloe turned on the interior lights of Belle. Battery drained. Now you can understand my worry a "little" better,LOL. I am going out in a few to see if it recharged. {{{{HUG}}}}
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-07-24 04:35 am (UTC)

Re: Update 12:20

((((((HUGS))))))
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[User Picture]From: goddess_2000
2003-07-24 04:41 am (UTC)

((((((HUGS))))))

TY I needed that. I sawannee I am gonna annihilate her,LOL. She has gone into "I just want to help" overdrive. God Bless her little heart.
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[User Picture]From: goddess_2000
2003-07-24 06:52 am (UTC)

((((((HUGS))))))

Dead as a doornail. :-( Of course my first thought was...I just got it back yesterday...but if memory serves the battery is like 4 years old. {{{{BAH}}}} I was hoping to go to the grocery store with the remaining money...s-i-g-h.
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