Oh yes, I got rid of Jolly Wallet

And I didn’t have to pay a cent, or download anything that promised to do miracles.  No, I didn’t have to call anyone and say I was a helpless stupid woman living alone with her dog who had no money to pay anyone anything to help her with her computer.  Yes, I got rid of Jolly Wallet off of every fucking browser you can imagine, and I even have a machine with Windows 8, which means you can’t do a damn thing the normal way.

Actually, it wasn’t all that hard.  Don’t pay anyone ridiculous sums of money to get Jolly Wallet off your back.

Oh, by the way, if you do happen to get pop-ups that say “Jolly Wallet,” get them the hell out of your machines.  Tell ‘em a helpless old lady with a raggedy dog told ya so.

About Julie Greene

My name is Julie Greene. I am the author of the memoir, This Hunger Is Secret, My Journeys Through Mental Illness and Wellness. The book is out in paperback from Chipmunkapublishing and will be available from Amazon and other booksellers, and from me, signed, at readings. I have written two memoirs, two novels, and one collection of my own works. I earned my BFA from Emerson College in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in 2003 and my MFA in Creative Writing in 2009 from Goddard College. I am an an activist for people with eating disorders, and have had 32 years experience living with an eating disorder and other mental diseases. I believe that people with eating disorders are a neglected population faced with ignorance and discrimination by those in the medical and mental health field. Billions of dollars in research is being poured into "brain" illnesses--schizophrenia, bipolar, major depression--while eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa remain the most potentially fatal of all mental illnesses. As an activist, I believe eating disorders care should be accessible to all. This means that eating disorders practitioners and care centers need to STOP their discrimination NOW against people who are not female. This means they need to start accepting people who are on public assistance or are uninsured and start offering free care to many, and assistance to homeless people. This means they need to open their doors to people at any age, no matter how long they have suffered. This means care centers and practitioners' offices need to be fully ADA compliant. I intend to pursue the need for more research of populations considered minority, especially men and boys of all ages. I believe there need to be more treatment options for sufferers and their families. Right now, there are pathetically few choices as far as I can see, and most see the "team" approach as the only option, which is not even an option for someone who is impoverished, and sadly, hungry. I also believe that we, people with eating disorders, need to bring out our story, in detail and without censoring one word, to the world, and speak out on what it is like to struggle every day with eating and related issues. So much of our lives have been lived in secret and in silence. Our voices need to be heard. I hope to encourage and help people to write their stories. You start by writing the first word. I am available to do readings in the Boston area and to speak about eating disorders and mental illness. Please contact me at julie@juliegreene.net.

Posted on July 3, 2013, in Rants and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

    • It was ages ago and I can’t recall, but I’d suggest as soon as you get Jolly Wallet, get rid of it! It wasn’t hard last summer as soon as I recognized it was there, and it was obvious something was amiss. I don’t have a lot of techo know-how, just a basic knowledge of how Windows Explorer works. If I recall correctly, a virus scan alone didn’t do the trick, but also, I wrote this last summer 2013. It’s nearly December 2013, and by now, I’ll bet the antivirus people may have easy fixes for Jolly Wallet. Best of luck, Julie

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