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Well Crap... - Jessie T. Wolf
January 4th, 2006
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Well Crap...
So, I went out with pat_the_fox, torrle, and qeveren on Monday to go buy new computer parts so that I could upgrade my computer and make it all sexy and working and stuff. Pretty much the only thing on it left of my old computer is the motherboard and processor, otherwise it's a totally new machine. New 250 GIG internal drive and also a 200 external drive, 1 GIG of RAM, brand new video card, and also got a new case (black!), DVD burner, keyboard and speakers. Just need a new monitor now.

The guys spent allll day and night working on the machine which demanded blood, as it somehow managed to bite both Torrle and Pat, taking huge chunks of skin out of their fingers and making them both bleed. O.x But after working on the thing for about 12 hours, we finally got it going. Did all of the Windows Security Updates and stuff. All it needed was to have all of the programs reinstalled, which Pat started to help me do yesterday morning.

We didn't have time to finish before I had to go into work, and so I went back to installing all of my old software once I got home. Well, I was in the process of installing my antivirus stuff, when my computer decided to reboot. Huh. Weird. So I got back on, started reinstalling more anivirus/spyware stuff, and then getting onto Lightwave's instalation with Tim's instructions... when my computer rebooted again. This time though, I got an lsass.exe error. Tim phoned me up, and asked what happened. I told him, and he said, "Oh shit, that's not good at all. Looks like you already got hit with the Sass Worm."

People who invent viruses and worms need to be shot in the fucking head. >.< I can't believe that after BARELY a day running, my machine gets hit with crap! O.x The worst part is that it got my main drive before I even had a chance to copy all of my files (the ones I didn't have room on CDs to burn) onto the new external drive as a friggin' backup! >.< So, all of my files are gone. Toast. Dead and done.

However, while Tim was here visiting me in November, he got the brilliant idea of backing up everything of mine onto his own drive after he saved everything from my first internal drive that blew up. I am SO glad he kept everything!! @.@ He's burnt it all onto a DVD and is going to mail it to me. Of course, the new things I've added to my files since November have been lost... Going over it in my head though, trying to remember if I had lost anything that would have made me cry... THANKFULLY I've only lost a few programs, my Favorites, and some art files. Unfortunately I think that a couple of those were Commissions in progress... so it looks like it'll take me some time to redo those... *ears flatten* I hate setbacks. >.<

Anyway... qeveren is hopefully coming over today to try and fix my explody machine and reinstal Windows and stuff for me again. I am going out right after this update to buy the latest Norton Antivirus software so that I can kick lsass.exe's ass and anything else that tries to eat my sexy new computer. I will keep you all posted!

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From:buckshaw
Date:January 4th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
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Ick! Sorry to hear you're having problems with the new machine.
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From:gizmo_nine
Date:January 4th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
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oh wow. that sucks.
My PC is still a pile of parts and wires in the computer room. I replaced the hard drive and am in the process of replacing the motherboard... but I need my brother to work on it and he seems to be procrastinating.

oh hey... are you gonna go to Feral! this coming year? I imagine your probably gonna be busy working on that movie project... but I just figured id ask.

good luck with the computer and see you at AC
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 4th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
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"oh hey... are you gonna go to Feral! this coming year?"

Most likely not. :/ Due to time, and lack of funds. Feral! is rather pricey for me, for a camping thing, to be honest. But hey, if I should suddenly become rich, who knows. ;) I'd like to go one of these years. :)

Thanks for the well wishes! I will be at AC for sure, and will see ya then! ^^
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From:antimon
Date:January 4th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
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unless you did a format or it deleted the files or the fat table...how did a virus make you lose yoru actual data?
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From:antimon
Date:January 4th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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and dotn trust any virus software to take care of everything....i was runnign ad aware and nortain and i got hit with geeba.dll, part of some spyware crap....

make sure you update the thign like weekly, are you usign a hardware firewall?
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 4th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Seeing as I don't know a whole lot about computer stuffs, I rely on my brainy friends for that. And even they couldn't figure out why it did what it did.

But the best explaination I can give is it blew up one of my main drives' partitions. I don't know if it had anything to do with the Partition Magic that they used... but basicaly Windows wouldn't recognize past like 128GIG of my 250GIG HD. So they used something called Partition Magic to combine them, so that Windows would recognize it as one big Partition, instead of two smaller ones. Everything was already formatted and stuff before they installed Windows and the security packets and stuff... but somehow a worm or something got in and ate my main drive. Most likely because I had connected to the Net before all of my antivirus stuff was properly installed. That was dumb on my part. -.-

The weirdest shit is that my drives got renamed somewhere along the lines as E: for my main drive, (and F: as the backup 40GIG HD that I still have) but when we tried reinstalling Windows Setup, and tried to fix the Partitions and do another Format, it was seeing my main drive as "C: (Unknown)" and again only showing maybe half the amount of HD space I actually have. Except I don't have a C: drive at all. O.x At least in Windows, when I had it working, the drive letter was showing up as E: instead.

But yeah. Basically everything that was on my main drive we were unable to retrieve because whatever got at it had already somehw managed to toast it. *shrugs* So now we're just trying to reformat the damn thing and reinstall Windows from scratch, and get me an Antivirus/firewall up first thing before I even connect to the Net. I was TRYING to install a firewall and antivirus stuff when I started having all of this trouble. Problem is that my antivirus/firewall software is outdated, and I need to buy a more recent one now. -.-
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From:antimon
Date:January 4th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
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geez i'm sorry yeah hackers need to die, worthless scum.
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From:chaos_cat1979
Date:January 4th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Well for starters I would advise you to AVOID any Norton Antivirus software like the Black Death. Their products over about as much protection as a paper bag trying to hold back a flood.

Try using Zone Labs Zonealarm Pro and Avast Antivirus to protect your PC... their SO much more reliable than Norton's stuff.

*ChaosCat*
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From:ion_seal
Date:January 4th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Virii... I'm glad I don't have to bother with that anymore.
When you think about it, why do virus makers make virii?
Is if for the fame and credit? No, everbody hates you.
Is it for the challenge? No, thanks to Microsoft, a 2 year old can make a new virus.
Is it for the money? No they don't make money from it... Or do they?
The only ones who make money or have anything to gain from virii is the anti-virus companies... hmm...
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From:nemfx
Date:January 5th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
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You should make one of those Intel Inside stickers but have it say 'Blood inside' then put a warning on your door about a computer biting and yeah :)

.. I totally got that message across although cohesion.. bad.. yes.. bye now :)
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