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I see you driving ’round town with the girl I love and I’m like “Fuck you!” Ooo ooo oooo

I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough I’m like “Fuck you! and fuck her too.”

This song is hilarious, it’s catchy as hell & I can’t get enough of it LOL I think it should be my new ringtone 😛

Enjoy 😉

My real life alter ego is dealing with fixing computers on a daily basis ranging from teaching someone how to use a particular piece of software to removing the nastiest of viruses around the internet. So many people are affected by one of the biggest viruses to spread at present & it’s a killer removing it if you don’t really know what to do. Today alone I helped fix 5 of these & it’s hard to explain to clients how exactly they get them because frankly we don’t even know how it is spreading. Everyday thousands of new viruses are unleashed & even the most sophisticated anti-virus program cannot keep up with them all. The good thing though? We can fix them & get your computer back in working order.

The virus I’m talking about? The Security Tool Virus. This is a virus which poses as an anti-spyware/virus application. Pop-ups are unleashed all over your desktop which “detects and reports” a variety of infections you have on your system, this then dramatically slows down your computer, over loads your CPU, makes it crash & then asks for money to install the full version of the application in order to fully help you remove the infections ($50 seems like the in-figure at present!).

However, it’s a scam that so many people have fallen for & when they do click to pay (silly people!) it can unleash more viruses all over your system in a bid to steal your passwords, online banking details & other personal data.

So how do you fix it?

It’s a long ass process but worth it! Prepare to spend a few hours to completely fix the issue but in the end it will also help remove other crap & help speed up your computer.

    1. Get your computer into Safe Mode with Networking by pressing the F8 key as soon as you turn on your PC, then selecting this mode from the Advanced Boot Menu & pressing enter.

    2. Download the following programs; Malware Bytes, rKill, Stinger, Super Anti-Spyware & CCleaner. The installation & use of these programs is pretty self explanatory. They can all be run in safe mode unlike some applications. I would run rKill first as it forces all processes to be killed, then run Malware Bytes & Super Anti-Spyware simultaneously, then Stinger which blasts viruses away and lastly CCleaner which removes temp files amongst other things.

    3. After running all the scans & removing the infections, reboot your computer back into normal mode (for n00bs, that’s your normal desktop, without pressing F8 on the keyboard). It should of got rid of the nasty infection & to be safe, run a virus scan like Microsoft Security Essentials. I’m very Anti-Norton & McAfee as you can get a similar anti virus software for free rather than an expensive piece of software which attacks your RAM & slows your computer down.

If however, it still doesn’t get rid of the entire infection (highly unlikely unless ultra severe) you can manually remove it by ending some processes & going into the registry keys. I wouldn’t recommend this if you don’t know what you’re doing as you can cause more harm than good.

How to remove the infection manually:

    1. End all processes which have random numbers like 845623.exe as these ARE suspicious.

    2. Remove the following registry entries by going to Start > Run > Regedit

      * HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall  \Security Tool
      * HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Tool

    3. Remove the following folders & content within Regedit:

      * %UserProfile%\Application Data\{random numbers}
      * %UserProfile%\Desktop\Security Tool.lnk
      * %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Tool.lnk

And there you have it! Everything should now be clear & you should notice a signficant difference in the overall performance of your computer. The above applications I recommended can be used for other viruses & infections you have not just The Security Tool Virus. If you have the virus (or any other), let me know how you got on with the steps & if you are having any problems, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with me.

I was asked to review VoucherHub a few weeks ago but never really put it to use until I needed to buy new clothes for work. So what is VoucherHub? It is a website listing hundred’s of discount vouchers for a variety of well known brands such as Debenhams, Dominos, GAME, ASOS & Pizza Express.

How does it work?

STEP 1: Make a note of the online store you are buying something from e.g: amazon

STEP 2: Visit VoucherHub.com

STEP 3: Enter the address from step 1 into the search box and press the “Search” button

STEP 4: You should now be presented with any vouchers available for that shop. Make a note of them.

STEP 5: Click on the voucher to visit the shop and proceed to enter your voucher code when asked at checkout.

With any luck you should now have a great discount or bonus!

Check the How-To Video:

Putting it to good use:

As I said previously, I needed to buy some new work clothes. I decided to try out ASOS as I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. I purchased a blouse, a cardigan, some trousers & some hot shoes. The best bit? Getting 10% off everything by using a voucher from VoucherHub. The website is incredibly easy to use, the design is great & who doesn’t want to grab a bargain? From now on whenever I do online shopping, I’m going to use VoucherHub to check for any discounts 😉

Nestlé has launched a new chocolate range in the UK called Milkybar Raisin & Biscuit aimed at adult consumers revolving around the funny bespectacled character, the Milkybar kid. The difference? it’s not a kid but an adult wearing the funny outfit 🙂

So today, I picked one up. I didn’t really know what to expect. I love the Biscuit & Raisin Milk Chocolate bars that Yorkie does so would this be different? Yes. I love Milkybars on their own but I’m rather undecided about this. It’s rather sweet & sickly after a few bites plus I’m not sure raisin’s work with White Chocolate. I probably need to try another bar to give a better opinion but for now, I think I’ve had way too much chocolate, my body can’t handle anymore LOL

This afternoon I went to go watch The Scottish Circuit Race Championships which was taking place down at Erskine Harbour near where I stay.

Since I wasn’t doing anything I thought I’d check it out & watch the races along with the internationally renowned stunt cyclists Danny McCaskill and The Clan which was pretty cool! It was a nice sunny day, except a little chilly as the afternoon went on. I ended up leaving after an hour & didn’t see the finish LOL :grumpy:

Say hello to men in tight tight lycra shorts *swoon*

I’ve mentioned before about the first time I ever went to Wagamama’s and fell in love, well….. I’ve been over 5 times since then & I’ve fallen completely in love with it all!

My favourite dish is still the Beef Terriyaki Soba *drool* but now also Ebi Katsu <3 If you have never been to Wagamama's you better get your butt there!

I was sent a pair of North Face Hedgehog for Men from FitnessFootwear thanks to FuelMyBlog a few weeks ago for my Dad to try out. My dad goes through trainers like crazy but he never really buys himself any so when the chance came up to test these, I snapped it up.

They were delivered a few days before he arrived over from Paris & he decided to put them on to walk Doggy Dog all the way from the house to the beach (crazy distance by foot, I sure as hell wouldn’t do it!). As it was the first time wearing a pair of shoes, I was kinda worried that he may end up with blisters or they hurt his feet due to the fact they are new & haven’t had the chance to get used to his feet. But, the results were suprising.

My dad wore them walking for hours and said they were really comfy, great for running & walking in. He ran around the beach with the dog & told me that they were very light weight and not heavy, they gave great support for his insoles and even though it was raining at times, his feet were always dry and able to breathe (which is good for people with cheesy feet LOL)

The only bad thing he had to say about the trainers was that when he tied the laces, they kept falling out after a while & he had to keep re-tying. My mom says the reason for this is because he ties his laces in bunny ears rather than the “proper way” & he doesn’t double tie them lol but other than that, he loves them & has worn them pretty much every day since (minus when at work!).

So there you have it, a happy dad! The North Face Hedgehog trainers are £76.45 & come in a range of different colors. You can buy them on the FitnessFootwear online store & also read the FitnessFootwear Blog for all the latest sports and outdoor shoes news, reviews and previews.

& here is my dad modelling the trainers, complete with Doggy Dog jumping into the shot LOL