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Losing files

by craterdonald / July 16, 2005 1:25 AM PDT

I'm running Windows XP Professional. My main drive is a Seagate 80 GB, and my slave drive is 40 GB. The latter, I don't know what it is. My machine is an eMachine T2542. It has Intel Celeron 2.5 GB processor. My connection adaptor is 100 MPS Ethernet DSL. 768 MB Rom.

What my problem is, a few days ago, I had over 100 photos stored in my slave drive, and over night, they vanished from my system. The reason I know they are gone from my system is I keep track of my disk space.

My wife and I went out of town for a couple of days, and when I came back, Yahoo Messenger had vanished. What could have caused this this to happen?

Don C.

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The usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2005 1:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Losing files

P2P use, Trojans, malware and such.

-> What do you use to keep these pests off your machine?

--> Where's your backup?

Bob

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Replying to Bob.
by craterdonald / July 16, 2005 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: The usual.

Hi Bob, You need antivirus and anti spyware software.
There are several free ones on the web. Spybot a good one to take care of your spyware, but you also need antivirus software. There are some free ones on the web. I have a good anti spyware-antivirus program that cost me $4.00 a month. It's called Stop-Sign. It will clean all spyware, viruses out of your system. It also has a good firewall, and it also comes with games. All for $4.00 a month.

Good Luck, Don C.

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STOP SIGN is Spyware. Bad Advice
by TONI H / July 16, 2005 7:53 AM PDT
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You got taken by Stop Sign and
by Ray Harinec / July 16, 2005 9:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Replying to Bob.

are telling Robert Proffitt about such things? You must be new to the forums. LOL

Stop into the Virus forum and see his always there post regarding such things.

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Stop sign
by Bob__B / July 17, 2005 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Replying to Bob.

I'm not a user of the product and have no interest in it.

If I go here.
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#ss_note

What they seem to be saying is it "was" a bad/rogue product but has since been removed from that list.

Their suggestion was "there are better products".

Stop-sign may be perfectly fine but they went and dug themselves a hole so now they have a long climb.

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Read .....
by Papa Echo / July 17, 2005 7:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Replying to Bob.

You misunderstood. Read your own post again, and then Bob's reply.

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