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Windows 7: Things Disappearing, AGAIN

10 Dec 2009   #1
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 
Things Disappearing, AGAIN

Hey, something strange is happenning to my PC, a few weeks later when installed W7 prof x64 on restart settings I did would disappear, adobe flash player plugin and stuff like that. That was another thread, that problem was fixed by adding something in the registry.

The current problem is that after I shutdown my computer last night .... Chrome has vanished completely, Adobe PDF and other software from my PC, just disappeared over night, the uninstall option still is in Add/Rem Programs but the actual files of my applications are gone.

The only thing I could remember doing last night was to install World of Warcraft, I have AVG Antivirus free, that served me well in the last two years, but now everything is messed up, Photoshop has lost it's settings again, the font Georgia has disappeared, (that I know of) creepy.

Does anyone have and idea regarding this?? my W7 installation is genuine (student stuff)

Thanks.


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10 Dec 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try doing a system restore to a point before your system went bonkers and see if that helps...You did image your system drive didnt you???
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10 Dec 2009   #3
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 

My system 'went bonkers' right after the installation.... really awkward,

UPDATE: after two restart it even forgot that it was licensed, I had to reactivate over the internet. FREAKY

I do have a Recovery image of the entire C: drive ... but I am afraid the same thing will happen, truth is that so far I had the beta builds of w7 and none of these problem occured, now, this W7 Prof x64 is just annoying.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karthurk View Post
My system 'went bonkers' right after the installation.... really awkward ......
Sounds like you're playing host to a nasty collection of malware or a malicious trojan has allowed someone remote access to your data, and to delete or copy what data they wish to...
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10 Dec 2009   #5
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

There is no Adobe Flash Player for 64-bit systems so, no matter how many times Windows7 nags you to install it, it won't.
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10 Dec 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your systems integrity has been compromised ... I would do a complete re-format of your drive then reinstall the OS...Hope this helps..
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10 Dec 2009   #7
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
There is no Adobe Flash Player for 64-bit systems so, no matter how many times Windows7 nags you to install it, it won't.
Patrick, it worked so far, and now it works again, it's been two restarts since Flash works again, the problem is with my missing data. :| ..... COMPLETE REINSTALL?, better av system and firewall? I am behind a router, with the firewall on... and so on.
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10 Dec 2009   #8
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Your systems integrity has been compromised ... I would do a complete re-format of your drive then reinstall the OS...Hope this helps..
That's what I am afraid of, as a webdesigner I have TONS of applications installed(~30GB of apps). Anyhow,

THANKS FOR THE INPUT!
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10 Dec 2009   #9
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 

Apparently that virus or whatever it is started to delete not only my settings or installed programs, it went into deleting folders [starting alphabetically] from my projects.

What Could it be? I am scanning as I speak on a third party pc my hard drivers with KAspersky, any other AV that is better than Kaspersky ? Imma try everyone of them jsut to avoid losing my files ..... so pls helkp.


Thanks!
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10 Dec 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your system integrity has been severely compromised ... Do a clean install with format as soon as possible....
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