Saturday, May 16, 2009

Update

Thankfully when we (that's the Royal 'we' btw, haha) reinstalled the updated Incredimail all my emails magically and incomprehensibly reappeared. But I have the feeling the computer's on its last legs, despite not even being 3 years old, as it took three attempts just to boot up this morning. And five minutes ago, half way through this blog post, everything disappeared and I got slung back to bigpond.

At least last night I managed to back up a lot of my email folders so am feeling a bit calmer about that.

Eric

Thank you so much for your comment, which I'm going to repost here so everyone can read it.

Christina, Sounds as though you’re having quite a day.
Are you aware there are now update site to install the latest patches to your operating system so the ‘things’ floating around the Internet won’t bother you?
For Microsoft operating systems the address is; http://update.microsoft.com
The problem now is whether to believe me. ----
The motivation to provide address like that above wasn’t the companies who provide the computer software but rather an initiative of the United States government attempting to protecting consumer rights (and computer security in general).
The CERT organisation administers who will do what to which operating system.http://www.cert.org ---
Hope your day goes better from now on. --- Eric
PS: My thoughts: (To make your day) I don't think backups help. The problem is always in the backup long before it surfaces.


(Me again) Eric, Thank you so much for taking the time to explain and I totally believe you since you've come to our rescue so many times in the past! Although I could have done without knowing that last bit!!!

7 comments:

Eleni Konstantine said...

Don't you hate it when technology plays up - can't keep up with it all. I transfered from my very old computer to a Mac last year and have been happy ever since. It's not perfect but what is? Anyhow, here's hoping your computer problems are resolved and you have your back up info.

Eric said...

Gee: I always though Eric’s were always quiet little fellows.

Christina, I’m glad your mail decided to ‘return’.

Seeing as we are throwing addresses around we might as well go further.

Microsoft Office patches and updates
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads


Firefox (web Brower) updates
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox


And people who nibble on apples.

Apples updates
http://www.apple.com/softwareupdate/

(Apple) Security patches and updates
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222



To pre-empt your next nightmare:
Consider subscribing to some of the feeds below.

US-CERT Mailing lists and feeds fee notification
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/signup.html

US-CERT ---- United States Computer Readiness Emergency Team.

US-CERT is the operational arm of the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Sounds all cloak and daggers, though much is very computer user interesting; and example:

The feed for their user tips is:
http://www.us-cert.gov/channels/tips.rdf

---------- Eric

Kaye Manro said...

I'm so glad things are getting better with the computer-- at least for the most part.

And thanks to Eric for all the tips.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Christina,
Gee, sorry to hear your computer is misbehaving. I think we all have gone through this. :)

Yes, Eric is the guy to call on when in this situation. He makes it seem so easy. :)

Shelley Munro said...

I hope things are working okay now, Christina. You've inspired me to backup or at least put it on my list of things to do tomorrow.

Cari Quinn said...

Glad you got your emails backed up, Christina! It's scary how fast computers can go bad nowadays. Mine's just about 3 years old, too. *shudder*

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks again, Eric. I really appreciate all your help!