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Windows 7: Have you ever lost data due to infections?

View Poll Results: Have you been infected and/or lost info because of it?
None of my computers have ever been infected! (that I'm aware of) 6 30.00%
I've had infections, but never lost data or had to perform recovery techniques 9 45.00%
I've had infections, lost data, but was able to recover it all 0 0%
I've had infections, lost data, and was only able to recover some of it 4 20.00%
I've lost the lot due to infection in the past... 2 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

01 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Personally my own machines are pretty well protected - I also have a reliable backup so my own data is fairly safe (I think).

Where I do have a problem is with other systems - I have a policy to completely wipe and reconstruct my tool kit pen-drive on a regular basis and to use a DVD based Toolkit where I am unsure of the status of the client system.

With today's malware it is likely that any actual data loss will be from an error in the malware.

The aim of malware is now to gain access to to banking details and the like or to control the system for botnet purposes.

If the malware is written well the system user should never know that they are infected - this is the scary part

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