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Seems like the latest worm making the rounds is really a big deal. It hasn't affected my office at all (at least, so far). My boss saw some of the earliest news warnings, and he had the server off for much of the weekend. We're pretty well protected anyway - after getting hit a couple of years running with the Chernobyl virus, we always make sure everything’s updated and clean near the end of April. Ginny landed on a porn site accidentally at the end of last week that managed to thoroughly screw up her computer, so we're all hypersensitive about what we're doing at present. Furthermore, we don't have anyone bringing machines on and off the network from other places. No laptops here! So, I didn't take much notice of it at first.

Then I heard at lunchtime that several of my friends have been dealing with it all day. I'm guessing the same is true of some of the ones I haven't heard from, and I'm not about to go wasting anyone's time by inquiring. It sounds like a great big mess.

There are some days that I deeply regret never taking a job at the Aide Station, and consequently not working in computers. I could potentially be making considerably more money, have more freedom at work, and be able to follow my friends' conversations instead of feeling like a complete idiot. Today is not one of the days that I regret that choice, but one that I want to dance for joy at avoiding it.

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(no subject) - oidhche - May. 3rd, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
ourika
May. 3rd, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
What's this newest scary virus actually do? I haven't heard of it, and my boss didn't update my virus scan when it came up for renewal :-( I have no idea what's up with the PCs, though.
amy_pearlman
May. 3rd, 2004 10:15 pm (UTC)
Your Mac is ok. Not that you should not have virus software, you should, but viruses like this are Windows.

I loooove my macs. I love my pcs too, but my macs love me better.
ourika
May. 3rd, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC)
I wonder if my boss updated the keys to the PC virus scans…

What does this newest nasty virus do to the PCs?
turtle_morn
May. 4th, 2004 01:09 am (UTC)
This explains it.

The spontaneous rebooting is the part a home user would notice first.
ourika
May. 4th, 2004 01:34 am (UTC)
I talked to Derek, and we're downloading the Windows update right now :-)
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