Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:21 AM
I updated my Adobe Reader and found that I had inherited a squatter called McAfee Security Scan, a freebie. OK I thought, I`ll give it a whirl.
On clicking their beautiful icon on my desktop, up came the usual panels for doing a scan. With uncontrollable anticipation, I clicked the jolly start button and off it went, jogging along scanning my computer. On completion of the first item - it was broken into sections, I can`t remember their exact titles, the scan stopped and up came a red blob.
"Oh my God" I yelled, " The Bogey Man has got me !". Well, this red blob that forecast an impending Armageddon was defined as the greatest sin of all times - I had not got McAfee`s jewel in the crown named "Site Adviser" installed ! After all these years, my PC life has been totally destroyed by the absence of this sacred and miraculous piece of software. It would not let the scan go on until I unconditionally surrendered on this ultimatum. I had the option of having a heart attack or rupturing myself laughing. I chose the rupture even though the expense of a truss would eat into my finances.
When I picked myself up off the carpet and allowed my shattered nerves to calm down, I hit that little "X" at the top of the scan panel and zapped it. Then I had MY moment of glory - I clicked the icon of Revo-Uninstaller, clicked McAfee Security Scan, clicked DELETE and enjoyed every second of what followed in a state of absolute ecstasy as this useless piece of hitherto unwanted software was progressively vaporized from my PC right in front of my very eyes.
What a waste of time, but WHAT A LAUGH !