A VIRUS THAT MADE ME SICK
Un virus qui m’a rendue malade
I am sorry for the inconvenience this site might have caused those of you who have tried to get on Citron et Vanille over the weekend, you might wonder what had happened to this blog.
Thanks to Brianne from Brie Le Grand Fromage (Thanks so much Brie!), who emailed me on Sunday night (after a great wedding celebration), to inform me she could not access any of my posts, due to a redirection to some weird and scary computer files screen, I realized that someone put a virus/malware in my files therefore corrupted the whole blog and site. I am wondering who could be that evil and sick enough to do such a thing? most of all, what is the purpose of doing such a thing other than destroying someone’s work for no reason?
I had absolutely no idea that this was going on, because this particular virus was not detectable by my Mac, but only through a PC…so I had to test it on the old PC never used, to actually realize that this was just a crazy and scary virus, redirecting me to some strange site and forcing me to shut down my computer.
Basically, we had to delete E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G and restart from scratch, good thing I backed up all the site, otherwise it would have been, bye bye Citron Et Vanille!
I was working on a brand new look and feel for my site and blog which would have been a lot more polished and sophisticated than this one with cool features but unfortunately due to this incident, this was such an emergency situation, that I had no other choice than move everything in a quick manner, so here we are. It’s different, it’s orange, it’s simple, but it will get better within the next weeks.
I will not mention either that the graphic designer or so called I originally hired to redesign my site, turned out to be another scam, he was paid half to start the project but since he was no graphic designer, he was incapable of even understanding the basics of web design.
It seems like I have not been that lucky with this whole thing…but c’est la vie, and even if I spend a few nights without sleep, I will be back on my feet with more recipes, even if someone out there wanted to get rid of me. On ne se débarasse pas de moi comme ca! I really do appreciate Brie’s help, sometimes, if you see something strange happening to a blog, it’s worth spending a few minutes telling the author, it can really make a difference!
This entry was posted by silvia on May 11, 2010 at 3:57 am, and is filed under Misc Articles. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
aww, i’m so sorry you had to start from scratch! i love your banner and hope you’re able to obtain the look you really want without any more trouble! you’re so sweet to mention me, so thank you! i would be so sad without my citron et vanille! Bien à toi!
Oh Silvia, I’m so sorry about your blog! Hopefully, everything will get in place soon! All the best to you. Have a nice day!
Hi Silvia, I’m so sorry about your blog.
Take care… Aslı
I really think these people need to get a life rather than spending their days injecting virus’ and spam into our e-mails and sites. I am sorry to hear this happened to you and look forward to seeing your new digs soon.
What a scumbag!~ so sorry to hear about this, glad you backed your site up I have no idea how to do that, wow never even thought of that possibity of something like that happening. I have never heard of such a thing… Why would someone hurt another person like that? There is no good reason at all….this is heartwrenching! If there is anything I could help you with please email me, I dont know what but if there is something I will help in any way I can….I was hoping you just had a great weekend and thats why you werent around, this is ludicrious~ xxxxoooo good luck friend
Amazing what some people can do to harm others! Je crois qu’ils doivent trouver d’autres chats à fouetter au lieu de s’occuper à faire du mal.
I hope you get back on track very soon!
UGH. I’m soooooo sorry – I don’t get it either. I’m so glad everything was backed up; what a pain, but hope it all quickly gets resolved for the best.
I’m so sorry about your blog. You are the second person I’ve talked to in a month who has told a story of a web designer who was really a fake. It’s sad that people would do something like that.
I have to be honest – now I can’t wait to come check out your site to see what changes will occur over the next few weeks. I bet it will look incredible!
I’m so sorry that happened. It seems like it may be going around, I know of at least one more blogger that had the same virus – it was in the comment system, I think. Good think you had a back up.
What a pain! Sorry you had to go through all of that! The new look is clean and beautiful–I really like the colors!
That makes me sick, too! Sorry to hear! Good luck on your new look! Glad you had your site backed up to preserve all your hard work to date.
Oh that is so horrible, so sorry. That is all our biggest nightmare. I am sure your new future creation will be awesome…the phoenix rising from the ash!
Sorry to read about your plight.
Glad to see you didn’t give up! Love your photos! Look forward to your blog posts.
Silvia so sorry to hear someone hacked your site. I wonder why these sick and twisted people would do such a thing? I’m glad everything is back and running. I have no doubt that this site will be bigger and better! Let me know if you need any help.
Way to fight back. Glad that one of my favorite blogs is back up & running. I love your determination.
Argh! Glad to have you back, up and running, even though the design might not be your ideal, it is clean and easy to navigate.
Honestly, why did someone do that? That just stinks, sorry!!!! The look is great, but I understand, it’s not where you want it…I look forward to seeing the neat changes!
Oh man, that is terrible. And you have a Mac. I have never thought to back up my blog. Note to self…
wow, so sorry you had all that blog trouble.Very scary. We all depend so much on these things that when there is a problem it’s panic time. I’m so glad you;re back up and running again. Backing up is a good idea, thanks for the reminder to us all.
Hey Silvie, that is evil! I don’t even understand what someone would even get out of doing that to a food blog??? The same thing happened recently to Greg over at SippitySup. He said it was a nightmare!
Oh, and I hope it’s all over now!
Horrible!! I am glad that the blog is ok now.
I actually like the streamline look of this format, and I noticed on the weekend that your blog was out of whack! I saw photos, but it was as if you were starting over. Very strange I thought.
Glad you are back and almost all better!
Hmm you like it? I am not sure about it, it needs work! that’s the only thing I could do to get rid of the malware. It seems like it;s going around FB, so back up your site.
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