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#1 ron2014

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:37 PM

Had a post it note type software that would display several notes everytime I booted. I tried to use system restore and found it turned off. Don't know how it was switched. Possibly a virus or software bug. Is there another way to restore to a previous date using third party software?



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:09 PM

Sorry to hear of your issue.  If you do not have any system restore points, then, as far as I know (and I am not an expert), you are pretty much stuck.  There are programs that will recover files, but none that I have heard about (so far) that will re-install programs that have disappeared.  Did you check the Control Panel (Uninstall Programs) to see if the program is still showing as installed?  If so, is there a "Repair" option if you click uninstall?  Some programs come with a repair capability to repair the program files and registry entries if something has become corrupted.

 

Personally, I rely on full system images done weekly on both of my computers, plus daily backups of any changed data files.  Nothing "forgets" faster than a computer.  Backups are really worth the effort.  There are lots of great products out there (Easeus, Macrium, etc.).

 

Hope this was of some help.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:19 PM

Sorry to hear of your issue.  If you do not have any system restore points, then, as far as I know (and I am not an expert), you are pretty much stuck.  There are programs that will recover files, but none that I have heard about (so far) that will re-install programs that have disappeared.  Did you check the Control Panel (Uninstall Programs) to see if the program is still showing as installed?  If so, is there a "Repair" option if you click uninstall?  Some programs come with a repair capability to repair the program files and registry entries if something has become corrupted.

 

Personally, I rely on full system images done weekly on both of my computers, plus daily backups of any changed data files.  Nothing "forgets" faster than a computer.  Backups are really worth the effort.  There are lots of great products out there (Easeus, Macrium, etc.).

 

Hope this was of some help.  Have a great day.

 

Regards,

-Phil

Problem is I don't remember the name of the program. Had it running in startup for over a year. Would show up on desktop up until about a week ago. This is when I found out system restore was turned off. I have since done a scan with malwarebytes bar program and found a few malware files that might of been the culprits. I'll keep researching to see if there is another route to restoring. Thanks, Ron



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:24 PM

Have you already tried to Google the bits and pieces you remember?  Sometimes Google will surprise and bring you eventually to the program you used to have.


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:42 PM

Have you already tried to Google the bits and pieces you remember?  Sometimes Google will surprise and bring you eventually to the program you used to have.

No. I haven't had a chance. Been too busy. I'll let you know if I get it going again. Thanks.

 

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