Malware in the world?

I had a recurrence of malware on the weblog this week, likely some backdoors I’ve hopefully shut for good. I ended up paying for a service, then changing passwords and settings all across the board. As of today, it seems to be fine.

Of course, just before the end of today at work, that computer was hit by malware, crashing the system and wiping out my profile — no desktop, no programs, no documents. I left one of our IT guys working on a little before 5, and he seemed optimistic about restoring most, if not all, of my files. There was nothing irreplaceable on my desktop or in my documents, I don’t think, as most everything I work on is on one of several shared drives. But, still, it would be nice not to lose those files that were there entirely.

It’s been kind of a long week.