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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
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:iconmidnightstouch:
midnightstouch 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, dear, it's frustrating!:kiss:
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:iconwhispersinthenight13:
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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