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Internet Security 2010 virus impacts TRJ production schedule

January 26, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

The new year now has its own rogue software, also known as a virus: Internet Security 2010. (Any of you who have been dealing with this infection are already cringing, I know!) One tech-heavy website claimed late last week that “tens of thousands” of computer users are desperately seeking a cure.

Because TRJ—The Racing Journal gathers information from a wide range of sources, we're not sure where we picked this up, but we assure you that this message does not carry the virus.

The Internet Security 2010 virus completely compromised the TRJ production computer during deadline "crunch time." The computer repair and file reconstruction has taken so much time that publication of the February issue was delayed.

(Note: you can find instructions on the web for removal of the Internet Security 2010 virus, and they might work. Unfortunately, the virus took down our hard drive before we had a chance to follow the instructions.)

Subscribers can still expect to receive the February issue early in the month (we’re targeting hitting mailboxes by February 5), but you can call us if you have questions about or requests for nomination forms or other information from the magazine (208-343-0546). We'll make sure we get you what you need via e-mail or through the website.

Thanks for your patience. We suggest that you take some time right now to make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date . . . and that it can identify and eliminate this new virus.