Friday, March 18, 2011


I've been trying to blog for the past week. This is why I have not:

1) I am, apparently, training for a marathon and didn't know it. Go, mama, go! (He's fast. Really fast.) Whew.
2) We've been attending Driver's Ed classes with our 10 month old.3) We've been recovering from Coop's easy-breezy tubes/tongue clipping event.
4) We've been hacked.

Sneaky little hackers.

About a week before the whole bank fiasco a little bubble popped up in the lower right hand corner of our screen. It reminded me that we needed to update our antivirus software. Like any good blogger/facebooker/googler/hotmailer, I eagerly clicked on the bubble to insure that our computer stays virus-free.
APPARENTLY, I invited these ridiculous hackers into our lives.

*Hello, superhackers. Let me take this minute to ask you, "WHY on earth did you spend all of our money on gas?? Have you not seen the new line at Coach? Are you not interested in the latest at Tiffany's???" Gas? Come on now.*

Anyway, both of our home laptops are now boogered up.
I always like to belive the best in people, but alas, I am reminded that doo-doo heads do indeed still exist out there.

So this is my public service announcement. Do. not. click. on. anything. that. says. ANTIVIRUS ANTISPYWARE 2011. Do. not.


  1. That virus is the worst. You'll have to completely reformat to recover. Try downloading and runing ComboFix which you can download from first though.

    Im going to try to call you later too after I get to Los Angeles.

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Hi Ali,

    I don't think we have personally met, but I think somehow we know some of the same folks, mainly YHC related. Anyhow, I have been praying for you and your sweet family for sometime now. I am not sure what prompted me to think of clicking on your blog today, our God does funny things that way...

    Anyway, I work in the IT field, so I know first hand how nasty this type of malware can be. I thought I might offer some help!

    There is an application called malware bytes that in most cases can get rid of this nastiness. There is a free version that does a great job, available here:

    In some cases, in order to clear the way for malware bytes to do its job you will first need to run something called rkill, freely available here:

    Hope this helps!