I scan all the time - and have a regular schedule (daily) for this. I run AVG Free 8.5 as my primary antivirus, plus I run Advanced SystemCare3, SpyBot and AdAware. I was hoping that between the four of them, they'd catch most anything. And yes, I have autoupdates enabled for all of them.
I'm afraid I may have been bitten by a bug as well, but I have no idea now just what to look for... and I'm REALLY hoping the the "partition gone missing" is not due to a format - although 90% of my documents are backed up on another computer (my laptop, which I'm on right now). Again that partition thing didn't happen until I ran that damned Microsoft FixIt crap. I'm not sure what happened with the partition - FWIW, I also have a TechMaster 2009 CD, and I can't see it with those tools either.
Looking right now at the USB Root Hub controllers - no exclamation marks at all visible, either there or anywhere in Device Manager.
Mark - N9WYS
Edited by n9wys, 18 August 2009 - 07:56 AM.