I managed the impossible…. I inadvertently loaded malware to my MacBook Air.
For future reference – DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING!
Mister worked on purging the wanker Tuesday and we thought it was good to go. Wednesday morning I open my laptop and that virulent rat bastard was still there, mocking me. The laptop wasn’t doing funky things any longer, but a contrary website had parked itself on my homepage. I couldn’t change it because that particular Settings text box was grayed out.
All of yesterday, my poor Mac sat in time-out (through no fault of his own) while I did a mad search on our home computer. I eventually found a solution – I hoped – but waited until Mister got home to get his technical input. (I actually wanted him to say it was okay to try my fix so I could be mad at him if it didn’t work – what?!)
Needless to say, I was in laptop purgatory all day Wednesday and was so bummed out, I didn’t even feel right about doing any work on a different computer. I also knew Mac would be hurt if I did.
Fingers crossed, but the fix I found and implemented seems to have worked. Mister loaded a malware scan program on Mac so I can periodically run a diagnostic. I still feel bruised and a little reluctant to do too much at the risk of breaking something irreparably.
Damn you, malware bastards! Macs are supposed to be impervious to these sort of attacks. They are sacrosanct. Is nothing sacred anymore?
This is why we can’t have nice things.
“With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon? Doesn’t work out.” – Elon Musk
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What to do:
Using “holy” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.