Bugger! The laptop started playing up today – very slow and then it wouldn’t boot at all! Those very helpful people at Dell helped it to boot again, but it was still very sluggish when loading programs. I also found some suspicious activity in the start-up routine (various dll files with random letter-strings as their file-name)
Dell are now remotely scanning the PC for nasties!!!
…hhhmm and that random message that popped onto the screen telling me I might need to scan for viruses doesn’t bode well either – it wasn’t even an AVG message!!! After a bit more research, it looks like the infection is ‘Trojan Generic11’.
The tests that Dell carried out lasted most of the day. By 5pm, we were pretty sure most of the nasties had been removed. I’m going to run a load of tests overnight to see if anything else is found.
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!
My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community.
But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure!
On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there’s no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!