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Tons Of Files On My Computer Somehow Got Erased...

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Here's the thing. My Music folder which had all my songs, just suddenly disappeared. So did the things in my Download folder (Where I save everything downloaded from a browser to). My Graphix folder where I put all of my Photoshop, Cool3D work, etc. The folders in my Graphix folder such as Photoshop, Cool3D, Renders ,etc, were all still there but my work saved in those folders had been erased. Pretty much every folder that was on my Desktop was erased except My Documents, but that was just a shortcut. It had been working fine yesterday. Everything just messed up this morning. I hadn't done anything besides a Tune-Up Disk Clean-Up which I do everything and a CCleaner Clean-Up which I also do everyday. I tried System Restoring to last night and even a week ago. I tried using Tune-Up's RescueCenter features to reverse anything done by Tune-Up. No luck at all! I tried using Tune-Up Undeleted but couldn't find my vanished files. Can anyone help? I really don't want to waste weeks redownloading everything! :whaa:

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Do any of the programs you use to clean-up have back-ups of what

they cleaned up JUST in-case they cleaned up a bit over enthusiastically  :!:

Sorry stab in the dark as I don't use those programs  :-|

Yes they do. I mentioned Tune-Up RescueCenter. What that does is let me remove changes by the Tune-Up program such as registry cleanup, disk cleanup, etc. I've tried it but my files are still just...nowhere. I also mentioned Tune-Up undelete. That lets me recover files deleted by the recycle bin, so even if I did "accidentally delete" it, I could for sure get it back.

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Unfortunately, no I do not unless you count Ewido. I find AV's annoying, but I am very careful in what I download. Any idea how this "virus" spreads? Probably not by download because I haven't downloaded anything since last night and this morning. The files are not hidden. I tried going to view all hidden files, but no luck. :?

The folders deleted aren't default, but I select those directories to download many things. It's pretty much every folder on my desktop.

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. . .have you noticed the size of your drive a lot smaller?

Read this ~ Vigilante Trojan on the loose

I would definately get an Anti-Virus up and running!

Avast! 4 Home Edition  ~  is a FREE full-featured antivirus package,

  outstanding detection abilities ensures that no virus

  will be started on your computer - 7 On-Access Scanners

  http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition  ~  offers Resident Shield,

  E-mail and On-Demand Scanners. Free Virus Database

  Updates for the lifetime of the product

  http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

Spybot - Search & Destroy  ~  free - spyware killer/remover

  - catches what Ad-aware misses

  http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ad-aware  ~  free - spyware killer/remover

  - catches what spybot misses

  http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

SpywareBlaster  ~  doesn't scan for and clean spyware

  - it prevents it from being installed in the first place

  http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html 

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. . .have you noticed the size of your drive a lot smaller?

Read this ~ Vigilante Trojan on the loose

I would definately get an Anti-Virus up and running!

Avast! 4 Home Edition  ~  is a FREE full-featured antivirus package,

  outstanding detection abilities ensures that no virus

  will be started on your computer - 7 On-Access Scanners

  http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition  ~  offers Resident Shield,

  E-mail and On-Demand Scanners. Free Virus Database

  Updates for the lifetime of the product

  http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

Spybot - Search & Destroy  ~  free - spyware killer/remover

  - catches what Ad-aware misses

  http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ad-aware  ~  free - spyware killer/remover

  - catches what spybot misses

  http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

SpywareBlaster  ~  doesn't scan for and clean spyware

  - it prevents it from being installed in the first place

  http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html 

Hmm that sounds exactly like what's happening to me. I'll download AVG and run a scan. About my hard drive being smaller do you mean total space or free space? I know my total space is the same, but I don't really keep track of my free space.

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Altoidz ;The total space should remain constant it is the total size of the partition or HD if the HD is not partitioned.

The free space is what it says the space free to put data on.If there is more free space then you have lost data.

The used space is what would be smaller if you lost data.

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Running PC online with NO Anti-virus software and

NO firewall is suicide for the PC  :icon_pale:

Well 2 years and I've never had anything bad happen until now. :D:cry:

Here are my AVG scan results:

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Hmm it's just adware. :shock: Come out virus wherever you are!

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