Sunday, February 22, 2015
Down With Big Hollywood
I'm just going to rant a bit.
I used to have a link to Big Hollywood, a website that covered entertainment with an admittedly rightist slant.
I have as of today disassociated myself from Big Hollywood because the site itself caused major headaches to my laptop.
They are a very ad-heavy site, and most recently selecting the link led me to be asked to download I think Adobe. Well, like a fool I did so, and from that sprang adware taking over and making it impossible to do anything on my machine.
Once again I was forced to set the laptop to factory default, and once again I lost my Microsoft Office.
This is the second time this particular site has caused me problems on my machine, and now I had it.
It's bad enough not being able to read anything there because some frightful ad pops up, but now I've had this hoopla connected with it AGAIN!
I won't have it.
As a result, Big Hollywood is permanently off this site. I also fired off a tweet to @bighollywood to let them know I don't appreciate this.
Well, there's my rant. I managed to get my machine working again, and as for my Microsoft Office, well, I'm not sure. Maybe when I restart...for the tenth time.
I can say that Big Hollywood led me to "the proxy server is not responding", and nothing I did could get that working again. I had to go to extreme measures, which I didn't want to take, but there it is.
I'll never go back there again and urge everyone to ignore it altogether.