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Erasure damn it!!

Sun Nov 8, 2009, 8:11 PM


I'm generally fairly computer literate which is and has been a good
thing given the amount of time I spend on a computer. It's also a good
thing given the number of viruses, trojans, worms and the like that lurk
in the wings waiting for opportunity to infect the home PC.

A couple of weeks ago my PC was bitten by a nasty bug. The H1N1 of
computer viruses. Damned thing kicked my butt! I spent 5 days researching, deleting, wrestling with files that didn't belong and finally admitted defeat. I saved what I could (thank goodness for external hard drives) and reformatted.

I did lose a few things, and in the long run I suppose it's good to have cleaned up and started from scratch however...reinstalling everything I HAD
on this machine has been a daunting task. I never realized just how many
software programs and plugins I had amassed. I've been reloading for two weeks and STILL not quite done.

I certainly don't want to go through this again any time soon!

In the meantime...patience folks I'll get to you all :)
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  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: the leaves crackle
  • Reading: installation manuals
  • Watching: programs install
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midnightstouch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: I guess it is! Maybe I just should have gone with beer :giggle:
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Kazuki99 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Student Artist
Aw =<
that sucks....
>.< a comp getting infected with viruses.
it's a good thing you have back up files ^_^
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midnightstouch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very good thing. There are some things that would have been impossible to get back if they'd been only on the main drive. I'm thankful for that much :)
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ArticTiger Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I must be doing something right is all what I hear from my Dad & a few other people not a lot of course just a few. I have to reformat too. And WOW... I have a lot on my 11 year old computer. and having External hard drives are a huge ++ I need a 2TB. I have about 642 GB now on both computers. Reformatting and tinkering is never ending!
I can very much relate to what you are going through :huggle:s
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midnightstouch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Hopefully you won't run into this problem. It's tedious work
restoring everything to how it was.

Thanks :hug:
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ArticTiger Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have done it so many times for years, I even get paid to fix computers and I still do fix computers; So far I did reject 3 people.. I swear they are nothing more than idiots thinking that I would do the work all for nothing + buy them new whatever the computer needed to be replaced. Hahah Bah-Bye LOL
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WizardOfAuz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn virus and all that stuff around!:pissed:
You're never safe enough!
I'm sorry for the war you fell into, dear!:hug:
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midnightstouch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Will. :hug: It just sucks because there are so many other things I'd rather be doing than reloading. :D
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WizardOfAuz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, dear, it's frustrating!:kiss:
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whispersinthenight13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
I've heard that Avira is highly effective. In my computer networking class, my group runs that and we have almost no security beyond it (horrible I know but we were trying to make a DOS program talk to Server 2008...madness!)

Anyway, good luck on restoring your computer back to normal! I know I've done that a few times...
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