difficult child got a worm/virus into husband's clinic computer--all h*ll breaking loose

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by TerryJ2, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    If you read my note from the other day, remember where I said we'd gone to the clinic Sat. night to watch "Avatar" because husband has a big screen, and difficult child kept running into the back to play on the computer? And husband didn't seem to make a big deal out of it?
    Today, husband said he thought difficult child was in the restroom. Oh, come, on.

    The entire computer system is down. 100 patients scheduled. No way to know who really has an appointment, how to book the rest of the appts, who has ins, who's in collections, staff can't pay bills, can't file ins, can't write letters.
    Computer specialist says it's a worm or something. He was able to retrieve the history and the last thing on the screen--a bunch of free virus checks that were downloaded. Somebody trying to cover their tracks ... The other items were 4 websites, only one of which matches the one difficult child admits going to. (Some kind of game called "Fish.")

    husband is going to make difficult child pay for the computer repair. I think we should speed up the process and have difficult child sell every single game, disc, toy, you-name-it.

    We've both spoken with-difficult child already. He insists it isn't his fault because he didn't know the site was infected. (Never mind that he wasn't supposed to be on the computer in the first place.) He insists it isn't fair to be punished for something he didn't know.

    I just can't figure out how his mind works.

    Meanwhile, husband and his staff are running around like a bunch of chickens with-their heads cut off, trying to look professional and keep the pts coming in and going out in an orderly fashion.

    My ofc door is locked and I'm afraid to go out. difficult child keeps approaching me and begging me to go on the computer. This is SO much like when my elderly cousin kept begging me for Oxycodone even when she was on a high enough dose to kill a horse. I will NOT be an enabler.
     
  2. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I think perhaps your difficult child needs to go live with my amish friend....I thought it would be good for my difficult child. I think it would be great for yours.
     
  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, a wildlerness program ...
     
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Ouch! I've been thru this a few times on our home computer but thankfully, there wasn't an entire business's files on there. In fairness, I'm sure he didn't know this would put a virus on the computer but as you say, if he hadn't been doing something he shouldn't to begin with, it wouldn't have happened. The more this directly effects your husband though, the more he'll be dealing with your son instead of you- and I think that might be more effective.
     
  5. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    difficult child knew he wasn't to be on the computer. He is responsible. Black and white to me.
    Hope husband follows through.
    The fact that he is begging to go on a computer after doing this much damage makes me wonder if he is getting the amount of damage he caused.
    Or he has a heavy addiction to computer.
    Maybe difficult child should sit and watch while computer repairman works on fixing the problem and he gives difficult child the bill. Might make a bigger impact.
     
  6. maddymae

    maddymae Guest

    just curious, whats difficult child doing on the computer?

    mm
     
  7. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Let's see... difficult child wasn't supposed to be on the computer... But husband did not keep this from happening... In fact turned a blind eye... Hmm. So he gets the consequence...

    Not sure I really WANT to know about the fish game.
     
  8. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Well, there's a card game called "go FISH" that Id' guess could be played on a computer if someone cared enough to program for something like that. I agree with the others: he KNOWS he's not allowed on that computer. The virus/worms are the direct result of his breaking orders to go on the machine. Therefore, He IS responsible for the damage done even if he didnt' know the risks.

    In addition, his frantically clicking on "Free anti-virus/spyware" sites likely exacerbated the problem as most of these sites are actually set up to load virii or spyware onto your machine.

    in my opinion, he's got to fix it. I hope you are able to recover the lost information. You should be backing up pertinent data nightly at close of business
     
  9. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Fran, yes: The fact that he is begging to go on a computer after doing this much damage makes me wonder if he is getting the amount of damage he caused.
    Or he has a heavy addiction to computer.


    Maybe difficult child should sit and watch while computer repairman works on fixing the problem and he gives difficult child the bill. Might make a bigger impact.
    Too late. Already fixed. But maybe I can have the computer repairman cook up some kind of show-and tell ... Using a loud and forceful tone of voice ...
     
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    just curious, whats difficult child doing on the computer?

    mm


    Games. No porn sites, at least this time. He insists they're games he played at a friend's house and they were fine. But anyone can attach a worm at any time. That's why I like private boards.
     
  11. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    So he gets the consequence...

    Not sure I really WANT to know about the fish game.


    Heh, heh. Yeah, husband turned a blind eye and HE got the consequence!!! :laugh::sad-very:
     
  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, husband backs up every night, but for some reason, no one backed up Sat. a.m. Probably because husband actually had the day off on Sat, and the other dr didn't think of it.
    Meanwhile, they've printed out the schedule for the next few days. When he left, the front desk monitor had Post-It Notes all over the monitor like a frame of butterflies, for new appts. I told him it was better than no appts!!!
     
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