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Windows 7: mcafee busted my system........help!!

18 May 2010   #1
awaisdell

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
mcafee busted my system........help!!

hi guys!!
i have faced a very disastrous condition.i use and trust mcafee AV,it is very good,despite it is heavy n needs a good system,it is very good...in every aspect,but 2-3days ago,i had to install OS again due to some problems in is windows7...i FORGOT to go to mcafee settings and get back those quarantined files...i really forgot,otherwise i knew some of those files were in quarantine section which i needed back,i installed OS and then i got to know...ohhh my god i forgot to get back those quarantined files and now i have lost some of my very very important data and softwares....those were very important...
although now i am trying to recover it back,by searching online n downloading again but i wna know,is there any else solution???


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18 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awaisdell View Post
hi guys!!
i have faced a very disastrous condition.i use and trust mcafee AV,it is very good,despite it is heavy n needs a good system,it is very good...in every aspect,but 2-3days ago,i had to install OS again due to some problems in is windows7...i FORGOT to go to mcafee settings and get back those quarantined files...i really forgot,otherwise i knew some of those files were in quarantine section which i needed back,i installed OS and then i got to know...ohhh my god i forgot to get back those quarantined files and now i have lost some of my very very important data and softwares....those were very important...
although now i am trying to recover it back,by searching online n downloading again but i wna know,is there any else solution???
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I doubt it but you can try an app like recuva to see if there is any recoverable data on the HD>


Ken
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18 May 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Why were the apps and programs quarantined?
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18 May 2010   #4
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Why do you want to recover files that are quarantined? If it's quarantined, then I assume it's considered dangerous by McAfee...right? Anyway, you can try "Recuva", and you need to "scan" the output manually... A lot of work ahead of you.

zzz2496
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18 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If McAfee says that those files are iffy, I would leave them alone. Reinstalling programs is not a big deal. Don't do it all at once but install them at the time you need them. That is less boring.
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18 May 2010   #6
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

u should stay far and clear from mcafee going forward, they are one of the worst anti virus. havnt u heard the saying "mcafee, the most successful virus"
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18 May 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
u should stay far and clear from mcafee going forward, they are one of the worst anti virus. havnt u heard the saying "mcafee, the most successful virus"
Could you supply some objective data to confirm your opinion.
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18 May 2010   #8
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I think the odds are not very good (data overwrite by the reinstall) but, DL and install the free <Find and Mount> which you will find here. I have used it on occasion and find it to be excellent. It has only one limit from the paid version: a 512KB/sec speed limit - which is fine for docs, MP3s, JPEGs, etc., and not a big deal otherwise.

One other thing - and I assure you I am not gratuitously ragging on you: develop a reliable backup protocol and follow it religiously.

Monk
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18 May 2010   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
u should stay far and clear from mcafee going forward, they are one of the worst anti virus. havnt u heard the saying "mcafee, the most successful virus"
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18 May 2010   #10
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
u should stay far and clear from mcafee going forward, they are one of the worst anti virus. havnt u heard the saying "mcafee, the most successful virus"
Could you supply some objective data to confirm your opinion.
im guessing u didnt hear about about the 2 million+ business computers affected recently by a mcafee screw up did u. mcafee has always been crap this is fact and far from opinion.
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