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Argh, my computer is being weird! I suspect I have a virus - my internet connection has been down for a day and a half, and now it's kind of...spotty. About half the time it'll load a page and the other half it'll bring up the page that says my ISP's gone down.

And just when I was about to install Norton. In fact, I'd tried, but it hadn't worked because I didn't have Explorer 5 or above, so I'm downloading IE6.1 just now. Bloody Microsoft bastards.

Still, I've discovered that I still remember how to get into the control centre for my modem, which is nice, even if I can't remember what most of the numbers mean.

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thebreej
Jul. 24th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Mine's acting up as well, keep losing the internet connection, or even had a kinda blue screen as well.
Ran a viruscheck, came up with nothing though.
Is a bit better this evening, lost the connection, so I had to call the helpdesk to sort it out.
Don't laugh, but pc's seem to have problems with heatwaves.
Which is a pain.
www.avast.com is a good anti-virus program, for a free one, I mean.


pickwick
Jul. 24th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I found two trojans and an adware thingy that Spybot hadn't found on a quick scan, so I'm doing a full scan now.

I'd heard about the heatwave thing, but I didn't think it was THAT hot here - what do they do in actual hot countries? Aircon, I guess.
vonandmoggy
Jul. 24th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted to say the internet's just spotty in general today (as stupid as that sounds)...I'm at work and I haven't been able to easily load anything except LJ today. And I was just speaking to someone by e-mail who's in a different city altogether and she's having issues too.

I blame...gremlins!!!! :P
pickwick
Jul. 24th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Eeek! Not the gremlins... LJ does seem to be loading better than anything else - I can't get into Yahoo at all, and ebay is being bitty.

I don't think I'm happy about the internet being broken, though. It's a bit scary.
vonandmoggy
Jul. 24th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh.

I would DIE WITHOUT THE INTERNET!!!

*cries*

Please don't break, Internet, pleeeeeease!
carrie2004
Jul. 24th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
dermfitz
Jul. 24th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
I agree with this. Norton acts like a grabby toddler.
pickwick
Jul. 24th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Norton amuses me - it's so melodramatic. "You're being ATTACKED! SOS! SOS! AWOOGA!" "Er, no, that's my firewall." "Oh, er, sorry..." And it's not like I paid for it *looks guilty*

How's your internet?
pickwick
Jul. 24th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Looks good! I'll give Norton a try for a while, but I'll keep that in mind.
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