Sorry, folks, but I have a b-i-g problem.
My computer's been attacked by a Trojan horse (no links as I'm dodging popups just to post). I dealt with the generic 2 version last week but now it's mutated into generic 3 and my anti-virus has spotted it but can't heal or move it. I've done the disabling system restore, run 4 different kinds of system checks, downloaded umpteen different anti-viral thingys and spent 4.5 hrs on this so far today. And still the scumbag's in there.
I'm very freaked I'm afraid. (Afraid being the appropriate word.) It's like finding this wonderful new playground with all these new mates and then having it snatched away. It also feels like a real violation - like being attacked in your own home. I'm sorry - I know this sounds melodramatic and that there are far worse things happening in the world but as Bob Marley said, 'Who feels it knows it ...'
Meanwhile, I shouldn't really be online at all. The best secnario seems to be that I have to wipe my computer clean and start all over again. I'm not a techy and I'm utterly overwhelmed. Don't think I can do this alone but can't afford to pay - especially as the scumbag is probably draining my credit card to the max as I type.
I'm really sorry - won't be able to post again 'til this is sorted somehow. Also have problems answering emails and won't be able to check out all your blogs.
This shit has snapped my lifeline ...