I'm trying to be patient waiting for one your amazing tech gurus to help me with an infection and its affect on my PC. I got such wonderful instructions and help the last time I had a problem, so I really trust and appreciate the members who generously lend their talents to help strangers around the world! I wish I could afford to donate - you guys are incredible. As per instructions, I can't really try any other ideas I come up with, because I will invalidate the initial DDS file. I see that 99,9% of the requests for help since my post on Nov 2 - and quite a few before that too, have yet to be responded to. Some have been updated by the original poster, which according to protocol, should actually bump them DOWN on the order of help received. So I'm just wondering, is this hobby, of helping people clean out the bad stuff going out of style? In this age of smartphones are there less technically talented people interested in helping here, then there were in the past? I noticed that almost all the posts that have a response recently, are by the same person. As much as I think so highly of the site, I need to know the truth. If there really are much fewer qualified helpers on the site, I'd like to know. Out of respect for the rules, I haven't gone anywhere else looking for help. But if the "staff" has really gotten too small to handle the amazing service they so graciously offer, I am waiting for help that may take weeks in coming! I still remember how I was helped previously, and I still rate this site as #1. But honestly should I go elsewhere?
I'm just waiting. meanwhile, and unfortunately I'm using a computer and hoping that my anti virus, firewall, and other security programs are not being bypassed by activity that initially completely disabled my security. The infection is "quarantined", but I know that doesn't mean my pc is clean at all.
Sigh. I really don't want to go anywhere else. But really, one or two (amazing people) people are not enough for the virus removal forum. Your reputation is so high, that a lot of people know this is THE address for help. Unfortunately, if there's really not enough people here anymore - that's OK. I mean, it doesn't make me happy, but anyone who voluneers[d] here is a hero and deserves a medal for what they did even if they no longer do it. But then I need to go elsewhere. When there's too much demand and too little supply, it's just obvious that it's time to move on.