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Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-24-2004 00:17

Something has deleted me all my program files folder. This is quite bad. I can still browse because apparently firebird is still loaded on the memory. I am fucking scared there is a virus eating everything.

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Sexy Demoness cel

Chrome
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Texas,USA
Insane since: Mar 2004

posted posted 03-24-2004 00:27

Nothing gets deleted for good.. try to do a system restore or back it up to yesterday and then find the virus or something :-\ thats horrible

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-24-2004 00:32

What I am smelling is a frikkin windows bug. Why? Well, happens to be taht when i opened Painter 8 (27 days left on trial version), a prompt saying "winodws is configuring painter 8" stuff happened (painter 8 opened correctly), and well, i tried to open winamp, then windows couldnt just find it. I checked and there Program files just had painter 8 folder (yeah, this means i wanst really specific on my first post, but think about it, i was pissing in my pants).

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WULFIUS-KHAN
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jan 2004

posted posted 03-24-2004 12:50

Operating system decay its called. Reload. And this time install a good AV package.

I have seen a folder deleted twice, both times by a virus, and it was specifically an AV directory.

My Ex swears her windows (95) did it of its own accord.
I am about 80% ready to believe her.

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WarMage
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 03-24-2004 13:41

Do a search on google for AVG Antivirus the free version is great! I put this on all of the windows machines that those other people I come in contact with use. It is much easier to spend the 5 minutes to install anti-virus software than to have to spend the 30+ minutes to clean an infected computer.

-Dan-

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 03-24-2004 18:43

AVG Free AntiVirus can be found at http://www.grisoft.com

I have had good experiences with this program. This software allows you to obtain virus definition updates without paying a subscription fee. And so far, I can't see that it's any worse than any of the other commercial AV programs out there. In fact, AVG has picked up viruses in emails that my Norton didn't notice... not sure if there was just a delay in getting that definition in the update or what - but it sure convinced me that AVG is worth some attention...

The free version is a single license product for personal use only. If you are using it in a commercial environment, look into their For Purchase product. It is also very good.

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-26-2004 22:12

Thanks for the links guys. there does not seem to be any sort of virus, I am still smelling a windows glitch. Right now I have been reinstalling plenty of stuff. too bad I just lost all my current downloads on my p2p programs, my powerpro configuration and my logs on trillian/miranda :/

I was going to refomart around the next couple of months, so I dont worry as much as I thought i was going to.

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Sexy Demoness cel

At0mic_PC
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Columbia MS USA
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 03-27-2004 02:35

I have a son. At the time he was 2 maybe 3 and he moved my program files folder. Use the FIND feature.


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Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-27-2004 06:03

I did. I dont have sons, as I am 18 :P I dont have younger brother either, just an older one whos already living in canada.

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Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 03-28-2004 23:17

ally- are you still running firebird from memory for the fourth straight day?


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Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-29-2004 01:21

Petskull-

quote:
Right now I have been reinstalling plenty of stuff.





I am right now on IE, tho.

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Sexy Demoness cel

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 03-29-2004 02:52

*grin*

heh, I just pictured you at your machine fearing the crash- not eating- not sleeping- afraid to blink....


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Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 03-29-2004 05:02

I was certainly something like that the first day, to be honest. Really paranoid. Then I rebooted, found out that I am capable of opening webpages with explorer (I always thought that ie rendering engine was on the executable or on the ie folder at least :P), so I downloaded a few restoring programs just to find that none of them were actually useful on their free version. Lacking the money, I started to resintall everything I have been capable of . A few stuff I have been unable, such as Plus!, compaq's intenet keyboard's support, office (i lost mah cd :S), and a few other things here and there. Damn, right now I dont have mspaint, which sucks if you ask me.

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Perfect Thunder
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milwaukee
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-29-2004 08:30

Something I found out -- if you accidentally install something to your program files directory, don't run its uninstaller. It might delete all the relevant files, then try to delete the directory they were in (thinking it would be something like "program files/application" instead of just "program files".)

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