Okay does anyone else's parents do this? I'm kind of fed up, need to vent, and I'm curious if other parents do this.
Whenever there is something wrong with my computer (that I can't fix on my own), he checks it and always asks me if I installed anything that might have caused it. Obviously I say no, because after growing up with computers, and having viruses and re-formats in the past, I'm pretty smart about keeping a clean computer. Then my dad ALWAYS asks, "did you install online games?" And of course I say yes... And then he ALWAYS says, "Oh that's it, your games are downloading viruses somehow"
And now he is trying to install Microsoft Office on a new laptop for me, and he was using Internet Explorer to check something, and it froze. And he asks me again if I installed anything on it yet. And yes I have, but I know what I'm doing. Then I tell him to use Chrome instead (which I installed), and a few minutes later he says to me, "Oh, Chrome is bad, I heard about it causing bugs, and I think it's trying to interfere with IE, so that's why IE isn't working." I actually wanted to scream, "NO ONE USES FUCKING IE ANYMORE U IDIOT" Then he proceeded to install Firefox and use that instead of Chrome..
Honestly I don't understand why he thinks everything I install is a virus or could cause viruses. What's funny is that my dad is also a computer engineer.
Edit: Alright, just to say, it's not like this happens on a regular basis, but it's happened enough over the past several years that I'm starting to think by default he just blames me and thinks I'm not being careful enough.
Edit: Okay for those asking why I don't install office myself. I would install it myself, but in an effort to save money, the copy of office my dad is trying to install isn't retail, it's from his work, and he needs to do something to get it validated I think. The reason he gets it from work is because the company provides office for home use, so people can work from home. From what he tells me, most people at the company take advantage of this to put office on their family computers... I don't know how.. but I trust he knows what he's doing.