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Both of my hard drives just got completely whiped.

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I downloaded lord of the rings online last night because its free, and i wake up this morning and theres this " windows recovery " thing going on i never installed. I cant close it, and now i have no task manager. And now my D and F drive are completely whiped out. I have no desktop background, and nothing in either of those hard drives. Should i just reinstall windows?
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You have a virus. Don't re install yet. Run malwarebytes and see if it hasn't just 'hidden' the data on the drives.
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You can also try loading a restore point through the recovery options after booting from your windows cd.
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that program looks like a virus in itself, its safe?

I cant find my windows CD D:
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Originally Posted by .railfan844 View Post
You have a virus. Don't re install yet. Run malwarebytes and see if it hasn't just 'hidden' the data on the drives.


dude, you can buy the lord of the rings trilogy on blu ray with digital copies brand new on ebay for like 40 bucks...



Yeah, run a virus scan.
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Im confused.....how do you get a virus from downloading a movie? (unless well, you know.....you're stupid as hell no offense) I thought he meant the game which is much easier to get a virus from.
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The game guys, LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE. the mmo, not a movie.....
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Where did you download from?
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Their official website.

Im running malwarebytes right now, 47 infected things so far...
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Well... thats wierd.
do you remember anything else you did before this happen?
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