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    TIME2BLOOM4ME   140,562
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A Wise Man once said. . .

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

So true.

I can't get my husband's computer to allow me to do much on Spark. It blocks much of my attempts to post anything. He has his security set at max. I think his computer is infected because it has too many popups all the time. I can't convince him though.

My computer has been in the shop over a week and it's expected to be in for another 2-3 days per tec. Hopefully it will get sooner than later. They keep finding virus on it that are difficult to remove. It's time to find new protection for it. They said one virus was called the FBI virus. They said it causes the computer to request you send $400. to the FBI who will in turn remove it. I never saw that message as it went to blue screen and would reboot over and over again. They also said the FBI virus would cause porn to pop up. Thank goodness they caught it before I ever saw any. They said fixing it is like peeling an onion, removing layer by layer the problem.

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GEORGE815 6/13/2013 8:54PM

    Computers were suppose to make our lives easier.

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FLMOMX2 6/13/2013 3:34PM

    Sorry you are having computer problems. I am so blessed to have a husband who understands computers and keeps mine in good order.

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SOKKERNUT 6/12/2013 2:10PM

    That's a good one.
Sorry to hear you are having so much computer problems.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 6/12/2013 11:33AM

    Yikes, so sorry to hear about your computer issues. I don't know what I'd do if my laptop ever got a virus.

Good Luck!

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STELLASMYBEBE 6/12/2013 11:20AM

    Yikes! Good luck with the compter :)

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STELLASMYBEBE 6/12/2013 11:19AM

    Yikes! Good luck with the computer :)

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SUSANBEAMON 6/12/2013 10:38AM

  i've had the attacks by someone trying to take over my computer while i was on SP too. happens when i change pages. my security program got updated about those attacks, and now i just get a blank page when it happens. late night trouble.

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123ELAINE456 6/12/2013 9:20AM

  I have had a lot of problems with my computer. Last friday night it was so slow that took over 1 minute to turn a page in Spark. So I called the Nerd On Call. They took control of it for 3 hours. Said when I called in it had viruses, Malware and everything else you can think of and would take 4-5 hours to fix. They took it again at 6:37 and I got a Email about 11:30 that they had to do something that would take all night. Windows broke in at 3 to add more updates to it. Since then I'm having a lot more problems with it. Monday Night the hard drive couldn't be found. It flash on the screen. Called them and no one there to help. Told me to turn it off. call back yesterday. I push f1 and f5 and done couple more things and got it working again. Was sick and in bed yesterday so will call them today. This has cost me $229.00. They will have to take control of it again to try to fix it. I want them to come out here now. So we will see what happens next with it. I was shaking for over 3-4 hours friday night over it all. So i hope Your Computer will be fix and back to You very soon. Let me know what happens please. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FUNLOVEN 6/12/2013 7:42AM

    I just got my own little laptop this past Christmas and love having MY OWN ! It has Windows 8 which has taken me months to get use to. My knowledge about computers is only enough to fill a thimble! I do know that I would really miss it if it broke down.

I have heard that viruses get into our computers through our e-mails so one thing I do not like about Windows 8 is that the e-mail app does not let you delete any suspicious e-mails without opening them which I feel makes me pretty susceptible, but have had no problems so far. Gotta love the software protection so many companies now offer!

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BMCOLLEY 6/12/2013 2:40AM

    Wow! It is a shame what people will do to each others computers.

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FEMISLIM 6/11/2013 11:43PM

    Hope you get your tech capabilities back solos.

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MELAMA210 6/11/2013 11:40PM


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SHAP3SHIFTER 6/11/2013 11:23PM

    On a different note: until you get your computer back, if your husband's computer is new and has the windows 8 on it, changing the view to "desk top" allows many videos that wont play on the window 8 screen. It might be your problem with spark people. I have been having that problem and learned by trial and error. Good Luck!!!

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SCENIC_ROUTE 6/11/2013 10:57PM

    Hope it gets fixed fast! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 6/11/2013 10:11PM

  True... Hope everything works out with your computer!

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KIPPER15 6/11/2013 8:56PM

    Hope they peel that onion fast and it gets well soon. emoticon

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ANDYLIN90 6/11/2013 8:38PM

    A real bummer when your computer isn't workiing. Hope it is all resolved soon.

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PATRICIAAK 6/11/2013 8:31PM

    Wishing you a good resolution soon.

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BECKYSFRIEND 6/11/2013 8:30PM


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CLPURNELL 6/11/2013 7:51PM

    emoticon Hope your computer emoticon

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 6/11/2013 7:44PM

    I know how you feel! I have been there with computer troubles. Stupid viruses. Hope they get that taken care of.

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GWTRIKER 6/11/2013 7:33PM

    I have heard of that virus--just not sure where.

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    Good luck with your computer! I'm sending you a link to a funny blog about computers. I'm not sure if it would work if I just pasted it here, so it's going to be in your SP mail.

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JUMPINJULIE 6/11/2013 7:22PM

    I hope your computer gets better soon.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/11/2013 7:05PM

    I hope your computer gets cleaned up soon.

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JANIEWWJD 6/11/2013 4:46PM

    That's right!!! A woman always knows!!! emoticon

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100LBLIGHTER 6/11/2013 4:27PM

    I just got mine back but it is not right yet...hate to send it back and be without I just keep putting up with it. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 6/11/2013 3:35PM

    Hope you get your computer back soon.
I bought a new one as it was going to cost heaps to fix my old one ..
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon

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SUECHRIS50 6/11/2013 3:11PM

    so aggravating waiting on your computer!!I had to buy a new one because it was going to cost almost $600 to fix my old one!(with labor) emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 6/11/2013 2:37PM

    I also like avast and use mozilla(firefox) with addblock and no script addons. it's slower cause it asks for your permission for everything but no adds and no pop ups.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 6/11/2013 2:00PM

    Part of my computer problems in the past came directly from Spark People. When on SP I had several attempts to 'take over my computer'. Thankfully this was quite a long time ago, and they seem to have cleaned it up. Another issue here on SP - that went on for almost 2 years - was that when I logged in for spark points I would have to leave the site before I could do anything else, as the spin would keep my computer locked on there. That was just recently fixed.

The other places that have caused me to have computer problems were, surprisingly, vitamin ordering sites. When at those sites I also had several attempts to take over my computer.

Whenever I do have an attempt to take over my computer I leave that site immediately and then run my virus protection, then shut down and reboot my computer.

On my computers I use a combination of Norton and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. One seems to catch what the other misses.

Comment edited on: 6/11/2013 2:02:57 PM

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WAYSOFGRACE 6/11/2013 1:24PM

    I've used Kaspersky in the past and had no issues, but I've also used AVG with no problems. I never click on a link sent to me in an email unless I know for sure the source, and I never click on a popup.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/11/2013 1:15PM

    Late note. I was using spybot, malware program, and microsoft security essentials for my computer protection. Any ideas as to what else to use?

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TAILORSMOM 6/11/2013 12:55PM

    thanks for the info !!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/11/2013 12:55PM

    emoticon oh my

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RASPBERRY56 6/11/2013 12:43PM

    Bummer! Hope you get a good, complete and *final* resolution ASAP!

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KNYAGENYA 6/11/2013 12:41PM

    Yikes! I hope everything work out for your computer.

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CLESHER 6/11/2013 12:30PM

    Hi there,

I am a microsoft certified systems engineer and if you are using a windows based system I suggest using the free Microsoft anti-virus, security essentials...


I have not gotten a PC virus since I started using it....additionally sbybot search and destroy works well as does crap cleaner...

Spy bot


Crap cleaner


Hope this helps a little....

I have been microsoft certified since 1998 and have an MBA in Technology Management....


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NATPLUMMER 6/11/2013 12:21PM


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KASIMA52 6/11/2013 12:18PM

    Get Firefox browser and add the AdBlock Plus extension and you will see no ads. If you have Internet Explorer, there is an ad blocker extension for that too. Plus, download Malwarebytes (free) and run it to get rid of the adware on the machine. Don't know your husband from Adam, but most malicious popups come from porn sites. My ex completely crashed one of my computers by going to porn sites and getting all sorts of viruses, etc. Most expensive porn he ever saw. It cost him $500 for a new computer and it also cost him our relationship. Men are idiots.

The best free anti-virus is Avast. Also, add Comodo firewall, also free. I use those two and my computer never gets viruses, of course, I don't visit malicious sites, and I don't click on any links in emails.

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DLBROWN93 6/11/2013 12:17PM

    hope you have your computer back soon, I can't seem to function well without mine.

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PHATPAT18 6/11/2013 12:14PM

    What a shame that something that is supposed to be so technology savvy can cause such big problems. I hope you get your computer back soon.

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