B@#%$*D VIRUS MAKING GEEKS!!
Hubby thinks they are in there somewhere so i have switched it off and left a note saying 'DO NOT TURN ON' just so the kids leave it alone....does anyone on here know if hubby might be right...are they hidding or are they lost forever...im gutted...well that really does not explain how i feel i want to get the little shits that do this for FUN and strip their skin off and dip the the little shits in salt...then i want to kick the living crap out of them...and i am not a violent person...just very upset to ahve lost all my stuff...pics of my lovely animals, some no longer with me...i know i should have got a back up of them all but until things like this happen you just do not think of it....so lesson for you all..BACK UP YOUR STUFF!!
Rant over...off to take it out on the house work...[!]
I've got an external hard drive-reminder to self, run another back up!
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.
I know most of this is you are upset with yourself for not having an anti-virus protection program able to smite the offending program, and for not keeping copies of the files you doom most precious.
Hubby might be right, but you'll need to take the hard drive to someone who knows a lot about computers, not just a little. It all depends on what the virus did, whether it hid things, deleted things, or steamrolled things. Hid and deteted, with the right knowledge, can be un-hid and un-deleted. Steamrolled = gone.
I see you shiver in anticip......................................................................................ation
Having said that one of my external HDs (500GB) is making strange noises recently which is concerning
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Your OH is right. Your files have not been deleted. The files are still in the same place and have been changed to hidden and read only.
Westermans;377218 wrote: my home PC has had a virus rip through it and ia have lost every thing..EVERYTHING from the past 4 years....all our photos...all our documents...all my contacs...EVERYTHING HAS GONE!!
Hubby thinks they are in there somewhere so i have switched it off and left a note saying 'DO NOT TURN ON' just so the kids leave it alone....does anyone on here know if hubby might be right...
If you still have internet access go to
and run the program.
I have seen this virus and others like it (known as fake-antivirus trojans) get through every antivirus around including NOD32.
Organix;377223 wrote: Good advice to do regular back-ups but also run effective antivirus and update it regularly. $60/year for ESET NOD32 is cheap insurance IMO :cool:
The only prevention is safe internet surfing. If you get a pop-up on your screen that says you have x number of virus and to pay x number of dollars to remove DO NOT do anything but shut the PC down immediately. Hold the power button in 10-15 secs until the machine shuts down or pull the power plug.
Restart the computer in safe mode with networking (F8 key while booting) and download and install the free version of MalwareBytes
allow MalwareBytes to update then do a full scan. Remove anything that it flags.
Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
The free version of Malwarebytes is purely a anti-malware scan tool. It does not do any background resident monitoring so can be used happily with any AV. I usually temporarily disable any AV when doing a Malwarebytes scan.
Spybot S&D is also fine as a stand alone scanner if you do not run TeaTimer, which is a background resident monitor.
Adaware I haven't used in years as I found it became bloated and ineffective.
The issue I have with some AV's is that they are very noisy. They are always popping up asking if you want to do this or do that. Most people have no idea what the message means so click Yes to make it go away which may be the wrong answer.
Lesson learned for me to. BURN YOUR VITAL FILES AND PICTURES TO DVD OR CD. Or these days you could save them to an external hard drive but you can run the risk of transferring any Trojans or viruses to the other drive.