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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chick with Books Caught a Cold... It's been HACKing and seems like it caught a VIRUS!

Well, it's been a long week or so... I caught a virus of some sort... not me personally, but my computer! All sorts of funky things have been going on as I tried to post, work other applications on my Macintosh and then even use my iPhone and iPad! All my info got dumped from my contacts lists on both the computer and iPhone! At one point Chick with Books disappeared altogether off the internet! Talk about panic! But things have settled down a bit... The Genius at the Genius Bar at Apple couldn't find the problem, ran 2 anti-virus scans there and at home, and restored some of the information on my iPhone. Nothing else has gone crazy, although someone did tell me my "subscribe to this blog" link was not working and will be checking on that tonight. But barring no other problems, I'm back to work on Chick with Books!

So, if you hang out here normally, or if you just stopped by recently, thank you for your patience as things get back to normal! If something funky happened while you tried to subscribe to the blog or even become a Google Friends Connect, please let me know! And in the meantime, someone did point out that I have 666 followers, so not being all that superstitious, but after all that's gone wrong a little cautious, can someone start to follow me so I don't have 666 on my blog! ;-)

Happy Reading.... Suzanne


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Well that seem like a huge scare, to have so many devices affected. I'd rather get a REAL virus on me than risk what you experienced...LOL

Glad you've recovered somewhat.

carla said...

Hope things are working better for you now. Scary.

Suzanne said...

Hi Diane!
This has been so inconvenient! The Apple guy thought it was a Keylogger hack, which means "it" takes over the keys of your computer and changes things... UGH.. My Twitter account even got hacked, and I just found that out yesterday. BUT, I do think there is light at the end of the tunnel and I should be able to get back to posting without problems. Thanks for your concern! And thanks for coming back!

Suzanne said...

Hi Carla,
Yes, things are starting to work a lot better. Slowly, I am recouping everything. One lesson with the Blog though-- learn how to back it up!

Take care!

Cozy in Texas said...

How frustrating. Hope things are doing better. I didn't know you could back up a blog.

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