Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil


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.


  • On here ...

    Just popping in to delete spam posts ... this is the only reason I come here nowadays. Peace peter

  • Update

    Nothing great or surprising, just a note to say I'm alive and far more likely to be found on facebook. Peace peter

  • Here?

    For the record, you can find me on facebook ... I only pop back here to delete spam from old posts :) Peace peter

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