Ah well, I suppose it had to sometime. This week our PC has been infected by the big, bad, 'Antimalware' virus. If you don't know what it is then let me tell you it's very scary as it hits your computer screen, advising you that you are under sever threat of identity theft, that 64 of your files are infected bla bla bla and then freezes everything so you can't do anything at all. It's not true of course, it is a fake security virus, but it's scary when it happens. If you are infected by the Antimalware virus DON'T PANIC and DON'T BUY THE SOFTWARE IT WANTS YOU TO! They are after your money and worse, your credit card details.
Anyway, the upshot of all this is that these viruses are getting harder and harder to get rid of. My husband (resident help desk) and a visiting computer specialist have spent hours and hours trying to sort it out but in the end the only solution was to wipe the computer clean and start again *sigh* Fortunately we have everything backed up so now the computer is up and running but it is taking time to get everything back on (and we are hoping that we haven't backed the virus up on the external hard drive too). Hmmmm, computers, can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.
So, excuse my absence in blogland but hopefully normal service will resume shortly. I hope so, 'cos it's May tomorrow and I need to blog my new calendar page. Who's still in?!