||[May. 26th, 2004|06:30 pm]
When I first logged on this morning and went to check I had the latest version of the virus definition file (yes, I do it every day!) the job failed. It had done this yesterday as well but I'd just assumed that it was a glitcg [an aposite typo if ever I saw one - and yes it is a genuine typo] and would sort itself out. Anyway today I had a little poke, checked that I could actually see the share it should be updating from and stuff like that, and then raised a call with our internal help desk.|
This afternoon a nice guy came around, had a poke himself and decided that I should uninstall the anti-virus program and then next time I logged in it would automagically ask to be reinstalled. Easy eh? Except that it didn't actually ask to be reinstalled! Why does every great plan have a flaw? So we'll do a manual install right? Wrong! There are two older versions of the product somewhere and until they are removed it won't let us install a later version. *sigh*
So now I find that instead of just being one or two versions behind in my virus definitions I actually have no virus protection at all!
*crouches down behind the company fire wall gibbering nervously*
I've sent the guy home (he was already passed his normal finishing time) and I'm just being very careful about what I look at.
"It will all get better tomorrow" (said as a mantra, repeating and gradually getting louder.