After Holloween Fright!
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!