Friday, February 26, 2016

Allergy?

For the past three years I have brought my own laptop to Florida. (Prior to that, Mike and I shared one.)

In each of those three years, this one included, something has happened to my computer.  First there was the complete crash on the Dell.  It was still under warranty.  But I lost a great deal of data that I had not backed up.  Lesson learned.

Last year my MacBook Air caught a virus.  I took it to a small shop for repair.
If you ever have computer problems anywhere near Venice, FL, Microtek Systems on South Tamiami Trail is the place to go.  They are wonderful.

The guy told me he had never heard of a Mac with such a virus.  He shook his head and said that the problems some people could have always surprised him.

This year I tried to get on my checkbook app.  I use online banking but I also keep track of my checkbook spending on a separate app because I can make a mess of a checkbook register and the app can find errors better than I can.  Well, when I tried to open the app, something else opened.

I took it immediately to the friendly folks at Microtek.  I showed them what was happening.  I got that same head shake and the same wonder about how I managed this particular problem.  Haha.

But they fixed it easily and I was happy once again.

I do have to think, though, that there is something in the Florida air that my Vermont computers have an allergic reaction to each spring.


11 comments:

  1. I would be very wary and make sure you are careful when and where you access online or wi-fi. Make sure you have a firewall and that your modem/router is password protected in your home. This is NOT good. Be careful and check your bank accounts/credit cards on a regular basis.

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  2. Wow, you have problems. I don't know what to say.

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  3. I have not had general computer or virus problems in a long time (knock on wood) but my sister has a long list. I am glad you have a good place to go for repairs.

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  4. Seems like the day we live in, this is such a big problem. Our lives revolve around data. So sorry-hope your virus has done it last infection.
    Ann

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  5. Problems with our computers are inconvenient. Problems online with banking is downright scary. We use The Geek Squad at Best Buy whenever a problem has come up - and so far have always been satisfied. But do be careful.

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  6. It would definitely startle me if my banking or financial accounts started acting funny. Great that you've found a reliable computer doctor! Do you have a good firewall installed?

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  7. With all those virus issues, I just glad you have a good computer doctor!

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  8. Although I have a PC desktop, I do also have a MacBook Air. I was hoping I wouldn't have to worry about viruses on the Apple computer. Darn! I'm always worried about viruses for my Dell computer.

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  9. I guess your computer is just not a snowbird. I've never taken mine anywhere. Now I'm afraid to try. LOL

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  10. Considering your computer has a puny immune system, I sure am glad you have a reliable doctor to set things right. Knocking on wood but I have yet to have a virus problem.

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  11. Macs don't usually get sick but maybe you are right -- maybe it just doesn't like the air in Florida! Really glad you have a good repairman as good ones are NOT easy to find!

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