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Sheri Twing
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PostSubject: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 8th 2011, 11:26

I know better than to open suspicious emails! I'm the poster child for deleting emails that look suspicious. So tell me what in the world possessed me to open that email from DHL (supposedly) saying my package was on its way? Am I such a shop-a-holic that I totally overrode the good sense that I have to see what I was getting?

Well whatever made me do it, I did! And in doing so, infected my main home computer with a virus! ARRGGGHH!!!
I had to take it in to the computer doctor and I'm still waiting for the verdict. Fingers crossed and praying on my knees because I hadn't backed up in a while (again, I know better!). Photos, including layout photos, credits for layouts, and everything else in my life, is on that computer!!!

So, just a friendly reminder.....BACK UP NOW!!!

Oh, and don't open an email from DHL no matter how bad you want to know what is coming!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 8th 2011, 17:35

What is DHL anyway???

So sorry about that... know all about those cruddy viruses!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 8th 2011, 17:58

It's amazing how sneaky the virus freaks are, of course you would open something about a package being delivered. Grrrr...

I hope you can retrieve everything!!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 8th 2011, 18:24


awwww man so sorry !!!!

I can't tell you how often I have done that and no sooner do I click
I realize what I have done and the dreaded guilt kicks in....

been there sweetie so don't get on yourself to hard we all have done it !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 8th 2011, 20:15

Yep...I've done it too...even though I know better. Hope they get you all fixed up quick!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 9th 2011, 13:25

what I still want to know, is what in the world is the payoff for people who send this crap? I mean, WHY?? I don't get it.

I imagine some loser hacker wanna be sitting up all night in his underwear with his mountain dew and ding dongs going 'heh heh heh take this!'

mean people who send virus emails suck.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 11th 2011, 07:18

Andrea, DHL is a shipping/delivery business. Kinda like UPS.

The spammers and hackers are so annoying! Can't they find something better to do? We keep getting bombarded with cell phone spammers. I accidently answered a call last week hoping that the number I didn't recognize was a design team I had applied for. Nope...spammer. He must have called 5 times in 30 minutes after I hung up on him.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 11th 2011, 19:39

oh man...that stinks...I hope you don't lose anything...I will never understand why people do this...
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 12th 2011, 19:53

Well my computer made it back from the "hospital"..... They had to clean off the virus and it was a nasty one but so far so good. Doesn't look like I've lost too much. I did lose one program but I have the license for that one so I can just download it again and we'll be good to go!

It was weird though because at first, it looked like several of my programs were gone, like Photoshop Elements, Quickbooks, etc.....but they were there, the virus just hid them so I couldn't find them. After knowing they were missing, the computer drs were able to log into my computer and find them...thank goodness!

So, looks like I'm up and running again........

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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 13th 2011, 11:29

oh Yikes Sherri! That's great the pc dr was able to fix it all up for you! I don't understand the spammers either. Yeah, so they are smart enough to do it but why?? LOL - I still have major issues with my home computer. I think I'm going to have to take it in because it's not doing so well.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo I did a dumb thing...   June 15th 2011, 22:39

computers scare me Smile so many techies out there who understand them and mess with them.... but why? what in the world is the pay off for scammers? bboooo
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