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Okay you hear the horror story's so here's another.
I am on a Dell 2400/Windows XP2/Pent 4/CPU 2.66ghz/2.66GHz,256MB
of Ram/System Mechanic Pro 6 with anti-virus &firewall Realtime protection.
Auto update everything!! plus I check regularly for updates, do system scans,disk clean/
disk defrag/Had CCleaner installed but not regular with it and it is auto
updated as well.
Might have noticed that "had" finally coming around. Totally wiped out and it was so
abrupt that I could not even see what had happened as far as error warning window
or some other typical pop-up window saying your ass is out LOL...Only way I know to
put it. Fried my hard drive so of course lost everything so I slammed a dinosaur hard
drive from an old dell tower with windows 98 on it so I deleted the partition/began a new
one and installed XP and that's how I got here.
The question is simple: I was online when it happened. I was running the Mozilla Firefox
web browser fully updated and set to mostly recommended settings. System Pro 6
was running complete with Anit-virus/anti-hacker/real time protection/Medium on the
firewall settings. I had no tabs open/no porn sires for me/was not in my e-mail box
or the websites own message center. I was on someone's page writing a comment.
The site says it could not happen through thier website and therefore they were not
responsible in any way. True or False? If not how did I get popped?
Thanks for all your help.
It is doable, but would be unlikely. your security protection looks solid enough.
have you tried putting the fried hard drive in as a slave? you might be able to recover data (unless the HDDs reading heads were ripped off)
Also your isp might have monitored the event, you might want to give them a call.
Just because you were on-line it does not follow that you were the victim of an attack; it might have been, for example, a hardware failure or electric surge. Based on your brief description, it would be difficult to understand precisely what happened.
Slaving it might allow you to recover data, or at least determine if it is operating.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.
Slaving the old hard drive? Well sure i am afterall bill gates....the hard drive is toast as I said. It was quiet as a mouse...now it "whirs" loudly and then just stops. I took it out and put in a hard drive from another computer. Just looking for the cause because I was protected it was not spyware (I never get any spyware that my anti-virus doesn't catch first) I got a very quick hard drive has suffered a fatal error and a blue screen. It would not boot up. I was getting a black screen with text saying the hard drive was not present and I shouls restart the computer to resolve the issue...it would not boot instead continuing to go to that screen telling me to restart the computer. The only way I could do that was turn off the tower or ctrl/alt/delete and either way it would just go back to that screen so I replaced the hard drive.