I killed the screaming monkey!

Victory is mine!

Friday, June 24, 2011 by k10w3 | Discussion: Windows XP

Just a thread to post my appreciation for all the tech info I get from frequenting the forums here at WC.  Doc, Yrag, the rest of you computer security guys -- I appreciate all that you do to keep us informed.

Because I visit here regularly, I know how to keep my computer up-to-date and secure.  I THOUGHT the rest of my family did, too; the guys do (spouse and son), but my daughter, who USED to be pretty tech oriented, has been going through some tough years and been on some medication that makes it hard to stay sharp--long story short, she's running XP on her laptop, and was running without any security, and ended up with the rogue, "XP Antivirus 2012" malware.  What a nightmare!  Popups everywhere, continuing offers to "fix" these vulnarabilities if I BUY their stupid antivirus no way to turn out Microsoft Windows updates, total hijacking of every browser, blocking of all easy correction methods (couldn't install MalwareBytes, couldn't even open notepad!) and worst of all...the screaming monkey sound coming from the laptop. 

Because of the news I get here, I knew exactly what I was dealing with, knew where to find the answers (Microsoft and Bleeping Computer); it took me 8 hours but I killed that freakin' monkey, installed everything she needs to clean up the mess that was her link to the cyber-world, updated everything, and as soon as I'm in a position to, I'm going to buy that Windows 7 Family edition to get the rest of my loved ones up-to-date on their operating system. 

She kept telling me "never mind, Mom--I'll just take it to Arthur," "Never mind, Mom--I'll just reformat," but I KNEW I could slay the screaming monkey!  And I did!  Victory is mine!

Hankers
Reply #1 Friday, June 24, 2011 3:48 PM

Well done!!!!!!  

WebGizmos
Reply #2 Friday, June 24, 2011 3:57 PM

Off with it's head! Way to go Karen! 

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Friday, June 24, 2011 4:05 PM

Bravo, Karen!!!   

You are now one of the truly few holders of Doc's Gold Star -> .

This is awarded for Persistence and Gentility as well as Perspicacity in the Face of Adversity.

You also get a "Good on ya!".

navigatsio
Reply #4 Friday, June 24, 2011 4:06 PM

neone6
Reply #5 Friday, June 24, 2011 4:24 PM

All long gone now  . stayhard

 

k10w3
Reply #6 Friday, June 24, 2011 4:41 PM

I love you guys.    Thanks.

firebrick
Reply #7 Friday, June 24, 2011 4:54 PM

Good for you!! My sons girl friend had it on her laptop, I used Hijackthis .. all of five min!      

Uvah
Reply #8 Friday, June 24, 2011 5:42 PM

Bravo Karen. Poor monkey never knew what hit him. You go girl.

Nimbin
Reply #9 Friday, June 24, 2011 7:39 PM

well done, i am just happy you didn't spank the monkey instead

tazgecko
Reply #10 Friday, June 24, 2011 11:47 PM

Don't let those monkeys get the better of you

k10w3
Reply #11 Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:10 PM

Uvah
Reply #12 Saturday, June 25, 2011 4:18 PM

There's one with a guy teasing a monkey. I wonder if he'd do that were the monkey not in a cage.

DrJBHL
Reply #13 Saturday, June 25, 2011 4:33 PM

tazgecko


Don't let those monkeys get the better of you

messiah1
Reply #14 Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:27 AM

I can't stand for any type of monkey abuse. 

Wizard1956
Reply #15 Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:08 AM

 Monkey sighting!

How have you been, messiah1? Good seeing you here!!!

DrJBHL
Reply #16 Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:14 AM

Wizard1956
 Monkey sighting!

How have you been, messiah1? Good seeing you here!!!

Also on Sakura.

Welcome home, Marine.

k10w3
Reply #17 Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:16 AM

messiah1
I can't stand for any type of monkey abuse. 


I just released his spirit, so that he could move on.  A horrible software company had entrapped it in my daughter's laptop.  I could tell he was suffering, because he was screaming all the time.

It's good to see you back, Messiah1.

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