About a month ago, my computer was infected by the Google Redirect Virus. It made it impossible for me to use any search engine (or website that uses a search engine) without being infected with more malware. =/ I did everything I could to get rid of it, but it kept coming back. After dealing with it for all these weeks, I finally decided it was time to reinstall Windows 7. So after backing up my files onto my external hard drive, I left the rest up to my boyfriend Michael. Unfortunately, he accidentally broke everything the first time around, but it’s all fixed now! : )
The very first thing I did was install my favorite programs and import all my files. But I also realized that I could take this time to customize my desktop. Everyone wants an aesthetically pleasing workspace, right? Above is a screenshot of what it currently looks like. (click to enlarge!) The wallpaper was made by one of my favorite DeviantArt artists, ProdigyBombay. Seriously, check out some of her work – she’s so amazing. <3 And since the default folder icon is boring, and the new iTunes logo is hideous, I had to replace them. You can find and download the set here! :3 Since I’m on my laptop for hours everyday doing work (for school, money, etc.), I might as well make everything enjoyable to look at. XD
In other news, I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in theaters today! I was a huge fan of the book series, and I think the movies make a very good book-to-film transition. This one did not disappoint. The entire time, I was on edge – it was very thrilling, almost frightening. Definitely not a children’s movie. There was more violence than I was expecting, and a mildly risqué illusion sequence between Harry and Hermione. The cinematography was amazing, especially during the scenes that panned over beautiful landscapes, and so were the special effects. Definitely worth watching!