A slight delay of things this morning. My overnight anti-virus run found an infection, and after quarantining it suggested rebooting the computer and running a boot-time scan. I also take such suggestions because...well, it's smart. It's also slow. A boot-time scan checks your system before Windows loads. So, unlike most scanning, it doesn't run in the background while you work, but you get to watch a lovely black and white screen with gibberish running across it. For three hours.
Fortunately, I eventually realized I have a back-up laptop, but still...
It found a few other infections and quarantined them, though I'm not 100% that everything got cleaned out, so I'm running another system scan with several other anti-malware programs I have, just to be sure. (It's good to have several, since they all search differently, and therefore find different things.)
But we are at least up and running.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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