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R.I.P. Richard

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 30, 2011, 12:18 PM
*sigh*
Well folks, we all lose a special loved one in our life at least once.
And well.
I just lost my 3rd loved one.
Me beloved, faithful friend Richard. He was great. A true friend.
First let me tell you a little bit about my beloved Richard before I describe how he was killed.
Richard was given to me on my birthday. I must say, he was the best birthday present ever!
A Compaq PC with exceptional graphics drivers. And a wacom Intous4 Tablet, what more could I ask for?
Richard faithfully ran every project, homework assignment, game, drawing, and anything else I wanted him to do.
He never crashed once.
Until yesterday.
Who killed him, you may ask? Or what?
DeviantArt did.
Yes, my freinds, Richard contracted the DA Trojan Backdoor virus. He got it so bad, in fact, I had to restart him 5 times just to get him to work.
After I successfully booted him up in Safe Mode (which lets you have internet, but no sound or special apps, just classic Windows) i ran my Norton Internet security.
It found nothing but a few tracking cookies.
So I downloaded superantispyware. It also found nothing.
So I downloaded Kapersky TDSS Killer.
Nothing.
Malwarebytes? Nothing.
PC CLeanup? Nota.
So I tried a System reset. It couldnt complete it because NOrton was blocking it, and I couldnt disable Norton because I was in Safe Mode, nd outside of SafeMode Richie would crash and freeze.
And on his death bed, my poor, faithful freind alerted me of a virus, but it said it was unable to remove it. And then...
The blue screen of death.
Then he was gone.
Fried.
So. I booted him back up in safe mode, and here I am. I may be able to get a few peices of art done, but poor Richard might just give out...

  • Listening to: MUSIC DUH
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: The computer screen.
  • Eating: FOOD DUH
  • Drinking: DRINK DUH
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:iconsumarr:
Sumarr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my computer did that once....except the entire hard drive crashed so we had to get a new one. worst time ever
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The-Wolf-That-Purrs Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
That is pretty much exactly what happened to my laptop. I've got to get a new one soon.
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gaohaoliwu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
I've gotten a few possible DA viruses. They stink, man...they stink. I'm sorry about your loss of Richard. :( May he rest in peace.
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sun-halo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awww shoot. That stinks!
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:iconrorelse:
Rorelse Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH HECK NO!!! D8
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:iconfargonon:
Fargonon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I AM GOING MAD WITHOUT HIM
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:iconrorelse:
Rorelse Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I BET YOU ARE! D8

(cos I would be going nuts without silky >.>)
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:iconfargonon:
Fargonon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Richard: ;_; I'm sorry, I've failed you....
Me: NOOOO BBY!
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Rorelse Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlegaspplz:
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LeopardAppyLover Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
didn't know there was such a virus... I'm gonna be careful now. but I think you can get viruses fixed, although it will probably cost a good bit of money and it might take a while, plus I think you might lose all your saved stuff... but hey, at least you have a computer. ^^; (not completely sure about that though)
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swaggalatte Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KEEP FIGHTING RICHARD!!
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Aimiani Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Duhn-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-da-duh-dun-dun-da-duhn....poor Richard, may he shut down in one piece. :rose:
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Wolfs-Rain-Jono Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
im so sorry XD
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:iconfillyfalls:
Fillyfalls Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY GRAHJLD I THOUGHT SOMEONE DIED. SHAME ON YOU xD

I think you can still save the laptop itself, it's just the drive that's messed up. You may want to take a look at the inside though, to be sure. Good luck D:
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:iconfargonon:
Fargonon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THAt WAS INTENTIONAL XD
its a desktop XD
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:icontazandme:
TazAndMe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nuuuuuuuuuuuh! richaaaaaaaaaaard!
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:iconkakirose:
kakirose Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nuuuu! poor Richard... he was so young!!! D:
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
dang. D'8
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:iconbrokenwingprodutions:
aww poor Richard.
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Miya902 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just get a new hardrive. Then you dont have to replace "Richard" the virus only corrupted the Hardrive anyways.
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Poor Richard! D: I'm sorry to hear about that! v..v
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:iconfuye:
fuye Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I thought a human friend of yours had died or something, scared the shit outta me XD
RIP RICHARD <'3
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:iconfargonon:
Fargonon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THAT WAS INTENTIONAL LOL
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fuye Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
UR A HORABLE PERZN!!1
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TheNapier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Can't you just reinstall the OS from scratch? That shouldn't be too big of a deal... oh, and three words for you: Firefox and AddBlockerPlus. :clap:
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Nala-l-Taiir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Owww OO.
:huggle:
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Aspi-Galou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww...:(
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toxichorse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thhaat SUCKS!!!!!! Any tips on how to prevent that from happening to my computer??:)
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:iconfargonon:
Fargonon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dont click on ads :|
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toxichorse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
okay I won't thanxs:) hope Richard lives:sick:
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Albtraums-Adopts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oo i have to ask how DeviantArt gve him one. My computer is messed up, not as bad, but it runs really slow and things randoly pop up on DA that look funny...
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Albtraums-Adopts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oo i have to ask how DeviantArt gve him one. My computer is messed up, not as bad, but it runs really slow and things randoly pop up on DA that look funny...
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Fargonon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
First off, NEVER CLICK THE ADS thats what did it. I accidently clicked an ad, and Norton popped up and went 'virus blocked' and I clicked on my messages and it said 'COMPUTER INVADED RESTART NOW FOR--" and then he crashed :|
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Albtraums-Adopts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:grump: mine will flip out and when i try to click something it will click the add insted of say "Feedback messages"
I'll have to be extra carefull, my computer has enough problems.
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BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
:no: Oh dear. At least he's on and running, sort of? Not a completely dead box that squeals and will not turn on, or something. That would really be the end of him.

Maybe take him apart, give a really good clean and firmly re-connect everything, that fixed mine when it seemed lost (still not sure what the issue was). Might help, possibly? :/

How do you know it was a DA virus/trojan? That sounds a bit extreme and ominous. o.O
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Fargonon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thats a good idea!

Well, I was on DA and all the sudden he froze, then Norton popped up and said COMPUTER INVADED RESTART NOW
and then he just crashed ;(
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BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Ah. D: Well, I hope you can get it found and removed. There's no reason an otherwise perfect machine should be ruined and scrapped because of one small program hidden somewhere.

Do you have adverts playing or blocked on DA, or do you remember the page? Maybe you could report it to staff somehow. If there really are nasties here, they better clean up their act sharpish. :/
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gabgabgab12 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWE :( R.I.P!
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