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Oh, God
My computer has a virus. A nasty, evil virus that makes changes to the registry such that every time you run an executable file, it runs instead.

I think I've fixed the registry issue, and I found one main file it had installed (though I suspect there are others lurking), and now I can run .exe files again, so I've installed a second anti-virus program, known to be able to deal with this sucker, and it is doing its deep scanning thing. As is my original anti-virus program, freshly upgraded and updated with as-of-this-morning virus definitions (caught the damn thing last night).

So right now everything seems to be working, and that is good because getting to this point was hard and frustrating.

Stupid virus.

Also it is raining, so I can't dig on the chicken coop foundation and the poor dog hasn't been outside yet today. He would like us to turn the rain off, please.

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Oh dear. Seems everyone is having a good grump today.

I'm sorry to hear about the computer, and the difficulties caused by the rain.


pillar agrees with galen. she looks at us, pouting like a teenager, clearly telling us to turn off the rain...

Galen is so a teenager. He can express many fine gradations of boredom, disdain, and ennui. I call him "emo-dog".

Oh, dear! I was the one who turned the rain on to water my plants this morning and I must have forgotten to turn it back off! Let me go turn it off now.

And sorry to hear about the virus! Sounds very frustrating.

I was the one who turned the rain on to water my plants this morning and I must have forgotten to turn it back off!

Hee. :)

We got a lot of assembling and painting done (in the garage), so Useful Progress has been made on the coop despite not being able to make more holes in the ground.

And my computer appears to be all better now.

So my day's improved some.

I've seen several people getting what sounds like the same one lately, including okoshun, and I've been removing it for people. It surely is a pain. I'm glad that you were able to defeat it!

"Ave.exe", likes to pretend it's some sort of official Windows antivirus software? That's der bunny.

I am annoyed that my antivirus didn't catch it. I pay for the darn thing; it should work.

Yep, I just killed that one on a friend's computer a week ago. Nasty bugger.

Yup, my work computer caught that or something similar. will pass on to my IT people who have the infected hard drive now. (In the meantime, crash course in Windows 7! Woooo!)

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