I had to buy a new computer for work on Monday. The old Dell was over 7 years old and it was my husbands computer. I clicked on a link on a website I use everyday and it had spy-ware on it. I was stressed because Microsoft wanted to charge $99 to clean the system and remove the spy-ware. The computer is old, and my husband didn’t want to spend the money on removing the spy-ware/virus and it was guaranteed for 30 days. It is such a pain to buy a new computer, all my old info is on that computer and I can’t access any of it. Files, documents, pictures it’s all lost. Had to purchase Microsoft Office 2010, haven’t installed that yet. I will not let this get me down, I still have my iMac and I love it. Wish I could do my work from my iMac, it would make life more simple. I know there are reports that iMac’s can get viruses, but I thank God I haven’t had any problems.
The virus completely messed up my day, wasn’t able to get anything else done. It took 3 hours to run a full scan on the computer, I had to give up hours I was scheduled to work. I took it in stride, nothing I could do about it. When I felt the stress coming, I said a quick prayer and a deep breath. No joke, and it helped me get through the day. I just have to watch my credit cards and other account info very closely. I may even consider changing them since most of them are debit cards. I know my husband was mad, but I was proud of him for not going completely off about it, I felt bad enough. What a costly mistake I made, but I honestly didn’t know that would happen. Kind of has me cautious about surfing my favorite websites now.
I got a new Dell laptop, I really like it since I had to get a windows based computer for work. Plus it will allow me to work when I have to go to Kansas City during this move. I also have a 3 year warranty and support against viruses, spyware and any other type of infections that will compromise my computer. Good thing, I was able to download my programs so I could work today.
In the end, it was an inconvenience and costly. We were just talking about replacing my work computer soon, but we didn’t want to do it before the move. I probably have to put off the camera I wanted for my birthday, but that’s okay. I have a brand new laptop to work from, thanks to my wonderful husband. Thanks honey!
Pictures of my new laptop, old desktop and the sunset on the drive home, very calming. No feelings were hurt or arguments happened as a result of my mistake. Have you all had this happen before and how did you handle it?