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Windows 7: Hidden drive letter in "Disk Management" Win 7 x64Bit

22 Jan 2017   #1

7 x64
Hidden drive letter in "Disk Management" Win 7 x64Bit

Hi, i am wondering if removing a second hard disks drive letter in "Disk Management" Under windows 7 would protect the data on the hard disk from a virus?

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22 Jan 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Hi Strider91, welcome to the Forum.

No it wont protect the data.

I see in your System Specs you show your Anti Virus as NA, which I assume means you don't use one. This is very risky & you should definitely protect your data by running one. Of course using an AV program is not a 100% guarantee that you wont get infected but it's certainly better than not having one.
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22 Jan 2017   #3

7 x64

I'll check out some antivirus Programs "top 10" on google, and pick one from there..
Thank you.. AVG'S already ringing in my ears! Heh!
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23 Jan 2017   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

Most virus don't target on data but on executable files.

The chances you loose all data are higher on a disk failure than on a virus attack.

You MUST have and regularly do a backup of your data.
I have a boot able disk that I only connect it to the MB once a week. Once it's booted, I have a backup program that copy all my folder from /Users/<name> to the backup disk.

I used AVG a long time ago. It became a little heavy and with a other functions other than anti virus.
Now I use AVIRA -
Spyware - SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

I never had a virus on my computer but I daily have many attempts to enter my computer so I think a good firewall is more important than antivirus. Best Free Firewall Protection | Gizmo's Freeware
I use an old zonealarm version.
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