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Virus that reverts computer to factory settings?


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#1 MarinesB

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:50 PM

I'm not sure if I actually do have a virus but the strangest thing happened to my laptop yesterday. I have a Qosmio Toshiba x775 laptop with Windows 7. Earlier in the day I had updated Adobe Air and Firefox. I shut the computer down and rebooted a few hours later. While waiting for the login screen I see a message that says something like "Preparing your desktop." When I'm finally able to login my computer had reverted back to factory settings, or almost. All my programs seemed to be there but all my docs, pictures, etc. were gone, vanished to who knows where. My desktop only had the recycle bin on it and the original Toshiba wallpaper. As far as I could tell I was logged into my one and only account.

 

After looking for info on the web to figure out what the hell was going on I just decided to reboot to see if that cleared everything up. It did. My laptop was back to normal and continues to boot just fine. Does anyone have any idea if there is a virus that would do such a thing or if there is something wrong with my laptop. It seems fine now but that was just so bizarre. I felt like I'd been to the Twilight Zone and back. LOL

 

Thanks for any help.



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