I’ve Been Infected!

    September 26, 2003

The last few days, I’ve been so proud of myself. I’ve been working on my ebook, getting organized, really getting things done, and then…

My computer started acting funny. Things started freezing up, my browser would change websites for no apparent reason, my email didn’t seem the same, everything was running slow.

Oh no! I’ve been infected!

OK, this was my own fault. I have Norton System Works, which I love, by the way. But the other day while playing a game (hey, I can’t work ALL the time!), I shut down my automatic virus protection.

BIG mistake! I ran Scan Disk, and Defrag, and System Information, and finally realized what I had done. So I immediately ran a full check of my computer – over 8,000 files infected!

I thought I was gonna throw up.

Just to give you one example of the important stuff I lost – my web pages are naturally stored on my computer’s hard drive as well as my websites. Nearly half my website files were infected!

I thought I was gonna throw up.

Well, as far as I can tell, everything’s fixed now, but I’m still a little queasy.

Learn from my mistake, and keep your automatic virus protection on ALL the time!

Dennis Eppestine operates his website at http://www.products4profits.com You can join his newsletter by sending an email to subscribe@products4profits.com