Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Update

It's now 9:20 pm est.
baileydoesntbark has been released from captivity! (...yay...)
rejinlee is still under negotiations...

What I've done so far:
1) Followed all of these instructions:
i. Downloaded ClamXav
and scanned every single thing in this computer, including my website folders.
ii. Downloaded LittleSnitch
(to be completely honest with you, i have a very blurred idea of what it does because i'm computer illiterate. as long as it says it helps. i'm down.)

2) Created a master password and turned on the FileVault I had NO idea existed.

3) Changed all my passwords.

Mind you, I probably deleted files I shouldn't have but whatever came up in my search when I typed in the bunch of letters/numbers/symbols these websites list to delete, I TRASHED FOREVER.

What I've NOT done so far:
1) Go to the post office to ship orders. sorry guys.... one day delay :(

2) Work on new designs.

3) Be productive.

I recommend everybody who owns a MAC to run a virus scan once in a while (since we never do, relying on the fact that MACs are safe).

I've been hacked twice and this proves to me that either:
1) I have amnesia and clicked on obvious virus infected links, banners, websites and forgot about it.
or
2) ... I don't know, I forgot!

goodnight

p.s. if you are aware of any help for mac users to prevent this from happening, please let us know!

(please note: i DO NOT claim that the information i'm giving out is the solution and/or prevention. PLEASE research. i'm only sharing my experience.)

4 comments:

alex said...

sounds horrendous!! i'm computer stupid and my action plan in such a situation would be to burst into tears. then i'd call a nerd who would charge me lots of money (which i don't have) to fix it.
so well done for persevering!!

b a i l e y d o e s n ' t b a r k said...

lol alex! trust me, there were tears!

Anonymous said...

How awful and painful. Frustratring, etc...

Good for you for taking care of it. How badly did you bang on the computer? (just kidding...I think). Computer woes...*sigh* I feel for you.

Coleen

b a i l e y d o e s n ' t b a r k said...

haha coleen! why didn't i think of that? my fingers are sore for typing REALLy hard (you know, when you're angry?)