Monday, December 20, 2010

Daily Gripe - Apologies for my absence

I know I haven't been posting much recently.  A few weeks back, my computer downloaded the Thinkpoint virus, which masquerades as a Windows product.  I've tried a multitude of methods to get the damn thing removed but it's still causing my computer to act up and I'm having one hell of a time trying to upload photos, use the internet, or make my computer sound less like it's going to take off and fly out a window.  Yesterday, my computer decided to get stuck at 8:58am....all day.  I also read somewhere that this particular virus will even disable McAfee, Norton and other anti-virus software.  Talk about evil.

I'd like to wring the neck of the asshat (not a strong enough word but I don't want to scare anybody) that wrote the virus.  So, I'm still working on a fix, but in the meantime I'm resigned to possibly having to reset my computer to factory settings.  I hope you'll bear with me while I try to come up with the best plan of action!  If anybody reading has tips or tricks on how to rid my computer of this plague, I'd love to hear suggestions.


  1. If you have access to another computer I suggest you use a usb drive to download AVG free anti virus and then download it to your computer. it should work to get rid of your virus. There is another anti virus one that is free that works wonders but I have to find the usb drive I have it on to look at it because I do not remember what its called. Also factory settings will not get rid of a virus. The virus is attached to the hard drive and will continue to wreck havoc on your computer.

  2. Thanks for the advice. I have AVG on my computer already, but it seems to deactivate most anti-viral software. I'm trying a few more things, including downloading Avira (which is supposedly pretty good) and have removed the Google redirect that I apparently contracted as well. We'll see how things go after the steps I just took this evening... :)