After Holloween Fright!

Last Update: November 06, 2014

Yesterday I received an email from one of my affiliated companies that said they were discontinuing their affiliate program until after the first of they year, but not to worry, their going to make it all better (Good for me 'cuz their banner ads would not show in the side menu for me). I went to my site to remove their links and all worked well for the first page.

Then I went to another, removed the links, hit update and....BZZZZT!! My computer totally went blank for a second, came back on and gave me the HTML screen (TEXT?) that just flashed for a second, and then the screen saying that my computer had been shut down improperly and that my world as I knew it was going to come to an end (unless I restart in one of the following ways...) in 10...9...8...etc!

I hurried and hit the "Restart in Safe Mode" option and then shut it down "correctly". But was everything OK? After looking up to make sure my ceiling wasn't about to come crashing down on my head, I restarted, ran my FULL virus scan (took 2 damn hours!), and went back to check on things (looking for billowing smoke emitting from all ports).

I logged in here to see if I still could log in, and so far so good. But I'm not looking forward to removing more links anytime soon. Don't know what happened or why. No virus' found and everything seems OK now, but I think I'll wait to remove anymore links for now. They can have the free advertising if it means that I can keep my computer/site in one piece!

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cookma54 Premium
Now ... that sounds like how it always works for me! LOL Glad all is still well! M
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Terry661 Premium
You were gone so long, someone had to pick up the mishap slack<;) You can have them back now!
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cookma54 Premium
Thanks for the laugh ... but I'm not an indian giver ... you can keep them! M
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Terry661 Premium
But...but.. I don't want them!
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cookma54 Premium
They are yours ... give them away ... but no backsies!
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Terry661 Premium
It wouldn't be "backsies". It would be "returning".
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cookma54 Premium
Either way it's a no go! You need to "pay it forward!"
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Terry661 Premium
Think Kyle wants it? Or Carson? Would I get extra points, do you think?
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cookma54 Premium
Not so much! Better to pay it forward to someone you don't know!
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Terry661 Premium
OHH! Sneaky. An Incognito and stealth attack. With my luck, it would just come back in bite me 10xs worse. Sigh! I guess I'll just let it run it's course. >8{
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CathyS Premium
Things like this inevitably happen when you work for yourself ... online. There's only two ways to overcome and move on ... a good sense of humor and a better margarita! God Bless! ~Cathy
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Terry661 Premium
...and an ice cold beer as a chaser. So true!
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jonw Premium
I know it's not funny on your end Terry, but you sure crack ME up!!!
( not the issues, just your cool way with words ) XX :-) Jon
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Terry661 Premium
I can laugh now. It doesn't bug me that much. It's just that "What NOW" feeling that really irks me!
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jonw Premium
Well Terry, if it's any consolation, my PC freaked out on me for 2 days. We scrapped yesterday, I called a truce & restored it to last saturday. Stupid computers anyway!!! :-) Jon
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Terry661 Premium
I agree wholeheartedly! Can't live with 'em, & can't chuck 'em out the window!
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DoubleTap Premium
Ouch.... got anxiety meds???
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Terry661 Premium
No. but I did go and order a punching bag! Kidding >; )
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CarlaIves Premium
It may be totally NOT connected, but I'm sure you were scared spitless, Terry! I've had weird things like that happen and I just about choked on my own breath! Not everyone can just rush out and buy a new computer, plus. . . there's tons of stuff on this one. When I switch up, I want my files! Glad it worked out for you! You can now return to breathing normally.
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Terry661 Premium
GASP! Almost got my breath back. Still a little light headed though ;)
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