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Old 05-14-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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okay guys i have a problem
last night i was surfing and i started to get all of these weird errors
(turns our its malware)
but thats not the issue
for some reason my PC restarted on its own
and since then
My Documents
Downloads
Music
Pics
everything is gone
my desktop is empty
and even my wallpaper was changed
the HDD says that all of the info is still there but i just dont know what to do
ive tried to use the restore feature
but for some gay reason its not working
like at all
there is no backup
coulda swore that i set that up
an expection of the HDD using SMART says that its fine
my 1.5TB HDD is at 60% but thats not the one im using
any help is greatly appreciated
thanks guys

can anyone tell me why Vista still says that i have the same ammount of space available that i did before this snafoo
yet Vista doesnt see anything in any of the folders?
and if i try to search for anything it doesnt find anything else either
HELP!!!!!!!
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: i just dont know what to do

You need to read your drive from another PC using an external method, get your data off, and wipe-and-load your PC. I saw this a few days ago, turned out the malware was masking all the files on the drive so nothing showed up, but we managed to get 100% of the data off using an external SATA-to-USB converter and plugging it into a test PC.
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Default Re: i just dont know what to do

so do you think i could use a ubuntu live DVD to transfer all of the files that i want to a freshly formated 1.5TB internal HDD
then work on my OS and i should be good to go right?
thanks for the reply btw

so i did a search based on what you said
and i found this
hopefully it solved the issue, at least i have all of my stuff back
and malware bytes picked up a lot of crap
so did adaware, spybot, and NOD32
i OD on protection
if nothing else i have stemmed the tide and in time there will be a new definition that will pick it up here soon enough
thanks for the help though
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