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#1 dougw

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:41 AM

About one half of all my photos in "My Pictures" folders have disappeared.Some folders are fine and some are completely empty.I'm the only user.Have not been deleting pictures.Only new thing I dwnloaded recently was spyware doctor.In one of the empty folders there is "zb4meta.info".Info file,1 kb.
Any ideas??? :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 08:37 AM

What is the exact name of the program you downloaded? Look on the list found HERE and see if it is on the list of Rogue Progams that will damage your computer.

I hope you have proper backups of your irreplaceable photos.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 05:38 PM

A google for zb4meta shows a lot of folks picture pages - and there's a lot of problems viewing them. I'd suspect a virus.

Check your recycle bin, and do a search for files that have been changed since this happened - they may have been moved and you might be able to locate them.

Use 2 or 3 of these free, online scans to check your system:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - *For Internet Explorer*
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php - *For Firefox*
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default...id=ie&venid=sym
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trojan scans:
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 05:38 PM

In one of the empty folders there is "zb4meta.info".Info file,1 kb.
Any ideas??? :thumbsup:


Do you have a Canon camera? If so, look at this link. :flowers:
http://forums.powershot-a.com/showthread.p....info#post32098

Edit: I believe that zb4 stems from the name of the Canon browsing and printing program ZoomBrowser EX.

Edited by Scarlett, 10 December 2005 - 06:38 PM.

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