just a quick post to let everyone know that scruffy dog photography will be down for the count over the next few days.
like millions around the world we have been severely crippled by anti-virus software Bitdefender’s collosal f*-up yesterday. an automated update of what was once considered one of the top anti-virus programs left countless customers and businesses with thoroughly trashed systems as the update proceeded to annihilate critical system and application files for Windows, other programs, and including Bitdefender itself.
i’m sure someone at BD is losing a job this week … i’ll certainly be losing days of work while attempts are made to salvage my system … but currently it appears as though a complete reinstall of every program will be required. for me, this is much more than a few days of work … not to mention the extreme stress, as i have never been a computer whiz and rely heavily on the generosity of others to get this done.
so for those of you with pending orders, please bear with us. i believe i have contacted most of you by phone already.
as for Bitdefender … this situation affects customers who are using Bitdefender along with Vista 64-bit (not 32-bit) or Windows 7. however, if it’s happened to us … well, you decide whether you can continue to trust Bitdefender’s software.