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Virus? Wiped Out My Hard Drive?

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#1 lbcastle


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:30 PM

When I opened IE tonight it seemed to go directly to a spam/virus site, so I closed the window. Then an icon with an "x" in a red circle appeared on my Desktop. I tried to open my Trend Micro program to check it out but then a Disk Restore window popped up and started scanning my computer. It came up with 14 errors and listed many of them as critical. I was not sure if this was legit or part of a virus so I rebooted my computer. Now the hard drive appears to be wiped out. There are no icons on my Desktop, but my wallpaper is still there and I did a search for IE and that's how I reached this forum.

The only thing I've done lately that is 'unusual' is I tried to remote into my work PC from home yesterday. It seemed to work so I closed out. When I sat down tonight, there was a message saying there was a network porblem with Citrex. But I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Please help.


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#2 boopme


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:35 PM

Hello and welcome

Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Data Restore (Uninstall Guide) .
After reading how the malware is misleading you ...
You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

After you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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