Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mr. Grinch....

A little note to say that Mr. Grinch - yes, that nasty green faced creature - snuck into my home PC and left a nasty little Grinch style present .... a much unappreciated and most annoying of gifts - a virus. I had hoped to sit down with a hot cup of coffee, some toast and sit in my jammies to catch up on your lovely blogs and emails. HOWEVER, our PC is compromised and it may take some time to get it to a "safe" place to log into it with personal info. I am writing this from my nephew's PC - thank you, Mr. L.!!

Till then, just be on the lookout for that creepy green faced Grinch who is sneaking into your system to tell you that you are infected and MUST download THEIR software to get rid of the virus. It is a solid green screen (so Grinch style) and reads: YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED.

Till next time, stay safe, warm and cozy.

36 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I have actually seen that before and immediately felt suspicious and turned my computer off! Hope you get things going quickly, why must people do things like that?

debbie said...

DEAR BECKY,
THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS....I THOUGHT YESTERDAY SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH OUR E-MAIL BECAUSE WE KEPT RECEIVING THIS ODD MESSAGE AND IT WOULD NOT LET US INTO OUR E MAILS BUT NOW WE THINK IT WAS DO TO THE HEAVY SNOW AND HEAVY DEMAND OF PEOPLE USING THE COMPUTER FOR CHRISTMAS.
I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE DO THESE THINGS TO INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO JUST MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS...IF IT HAPPENS TO US I WILL JUST BE OUT A COMPUTER BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD ANYTHING TO PAY FOR. I'M SO SORRY YOU HAVE TO NOW CONTEND WITH THIS.
IF I DID NOT TELL YOU, THE CARD WAS GORGEOUS AND FAITH IS WHAT WE MUST ALWAYS HAVE....THAT IS WHY AMY WORE HER MUSTARD SEED UNTIL SHE HAD HER TRACH AND THEN SHE WORE IT ON HER WRIST....THAT IS WHY THE POINTER ON MY BLOG IS A BUMBLE BEE....BECAUSE IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A BUMBLE BEE TO FLY BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE, YET HE FLIES. A BUMBLE BEE IS A MIRACLE OF GOD.
I THOUGHT OF YOU SO MUCH ON CHRISTMAS DAY AS WE PRAYED AND THEN ATE. I HAD A SEVERE PANIC ATTACK AND BEGAN TO CRY AND MY PRECIOUS SON, TALKED ME THROUGH IT AND I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT TO MOTHER'S HOUSE. TEARS/LAUGHTER/TEARS AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL TIME.
I KNOW YOU AND KNOW YOUR CHRISTMAS WAS BEAUTIFUL WITH TEARS.
I HOPE THE GREEN GRINCH GETS CAUGHT.
LOVE
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the warning, Becky. Hope you had a wondeful Christmas and are back up and on your PC soon!!

xoxo
Janie

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the warning, Becky. Hope you had a wondeful Christmas and are back up and on your PC soon!!

xoxo
Janie

Donna said...

I hope you get your computer up and going soon. I said a prayer for you yesterday and hope your day was full of joy.
Blessings and Hugs,
Donna

Homemakers Tales said...

Can i recommend Adaware by Lavasoft my PC Doc installs as in his opinion its the best and its ..Free too this may help you i have gotten out of a few nasties with the help of this xx Kieren

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a bummer! A lot of our friends caught that same nasty virus! What an evil Grinch! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Denise said...

Sorry my friend.. I hate that green monster......... We will be here when you get around to us.... PJ's and all!

All My Yesterdays said...

Just trying to catch up on reading blogs and finally got back here. Dang virus anyway! I don't understand why people do that.. it's just evil! Anyway, hope you get it fixed soon. I love your 'New Room' look also, and that you had a nice Christmas, although I know it wasn't an easy one...I understand.
Anyway, I'll try to make it back more often..love your blog.
Hoping the New Year will be a peaceful one for you and yours..
Take care

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I so hate those things! Scares you half to death and you don't know whether to click or not. Don't people have anything more useful and worthwhile to do? They can come help me deliver Meals On Wheels. Give them something gratifying to do with their brains than sit around and create viruses.
Brenda

Miss Jean said...

I'm so sorry that has happened! Sandy's son's business cleaned my computer recently and put some good protection on it. Mr. Grinch will get kicked into next week if he tries anything on my computer now!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Becky.
I am so sorry this has happened to you. What a stinker that grinch is!
I hope it all gets worked out for you very soon. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

becky up the hill said...

You were on my heart and in my prayers this week. I am so sorry about the computer mess. I hope it can get cleaned up soon. God bless and keep you my sweet friend.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh No! I'm so sorry. I hope I haven't already infected mine. I did have some strange problems with my laptop the other day. Yuk! Thanks for warning me. I'll be on the lookout for that old grinch! laurie

Elyse said...

yeesh - what a drag. thank you for the heads-up.

i hope you are having a nice holiday season.

xo
elyse

marie said...

He's a mean one ~ that Mr Grinch!
Hope you get it all taken care of real soon!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Sorry to hear about this cpu virus. Thanks for the warning. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings,
Marcia

quiltlion said...

I had that one before. $150.00 later and a visit to the geeks made my computer safe again. I was told that The virus is embedded deep in the computer! I am so sorry it happened to you! Lyn G

Anonymous said...

We had it too! Microsoft has a program on our computer to get rid of it so that's what we did. This is a very strong, smart virus! Our computer still hasn't been the same since!

Our Back Porch said...

So sorry sweetie. That Grinch is an evil one for sure. I'm safe though because I have a Mac...thank goodness!!! Hope your PC feels better soon.

Hugs,
Rebecca

Julie said...

That is not nice of him!

Abigail said...

Oh my! We are battling the time table here with our laptop. To find a new one before we crash again!!!

Anonymous said...

How rude! Why can't that same energy be spent for something good? Hope you're up and running soon.

Kay
No Richland Hills, TX

texasdaisey said...

I am so sorry your computer is out sick. Hope you get it well soon. Looking forward to your new posts in the new year.
Debbie

The Good Life in Virginia said...

had this problem last year...it was horrible. wound up getting a new computer and loaded it up with anti-virus program(s). but, that doesn't always do the trick.
take care.

Vee said...

Oh yuck...thanks for the warning. Hope that you are back up and at'em very soon.

Amber said...

oooo yuck!! I have gotten that one before and it is no fun! I hope they can get you all cleaned up and back to normal soon!

Elsie said...

Becky~ I am so sorry you had to
contend with this over the Holidays.I thought about you and
e-mailed you on Christmas day to
let you know that I was thinking
of you.Baa humbug to the Grinch.
That's so cruel for people who
obviously have nothing else to do
but bother other people. Hope you
get it up and running soon.:O)

Sandy said...

Becky,
My husband got this! My son had to do all kinds of stuff to fix it! I am so sorry it hit! Wouldn't you love to get ahold of that hackers computer?????

The Little Uke's Cukes! said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh......Gussy Dog and I are so sorry Miss Becky! I think we have all been approached by Mr. Grinchthis last week and it is oh so tempting to click.Mean spirited twits with nothing better to do (I am being nice ;o)
Missing you darlin' and hoping that Christmas was everything you wanted and needed ~ in our prayers always, love ya! NEBSTER

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Thanks, Becky, for letting us know....I really appreciate that.

Hope your computer is well soon. Happy New Year and all of God's very best.

Barb ♥

Sinta Renee said...

I wanted to wish you a Happy & Blessed New Year Becky! Hope your computer troubles stay in 2009!

Jackie said...

✩ Happy New Year ✩

The Little Uke's Cukes! said...

AND NOW.........guess who has it too??? Go figure ~ I am always so careful.. Oh well, we can all hope for a better New Year and less mischief!
Hugs and puppy kisses, NEBS & Gussy Dog

Julie said...

OUCH!! Nasty Nasty monster!
hope its all straightened out so we can see the cute furry babies again. Happy New Year, Becky. Hope this is just a beautiful and blessed year for you. God is good...
Love to visit here with you.

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Peace,Faith and Love in this New Year that is begining.Happy 2010!