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JCC Huge computer virus...is all lost?

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheGuardianofArlon, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    So my mom and dad's computer got a huge virus. It wiped away all their information on the computer. All the files, and etc.

    So a little bit ago, I went on and checked on my profile on the computer. All the videos I've taken, all the pictures, all the writings, everything I had on there is gone. All of it. :( Fortunately some of my earlier videos are still on my camera, and some of the videos are on dvd already, but everything else, including stuff from my original camera, may be completely gone.

    Mind you, it is a virus, so hopefully we maybe can get all of it back. But geesh...:(
     
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  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Maybe you should have your own computer to search for porn with so this does not happen to your mom and dad.
     
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  3. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    1. I do have my own computer, its what I'm on now.
    2. I do not look at pron, porn, or any other thing related/subjected/near it there of.
     
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  4. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    1) If you have your own computer, why is your stuff stored on your parents' computer?
    2) You should always back up your files.
     
  5. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    When's the last time you backed up your files?
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Let this be a lesson that you should put all of your videos in youtube. And share them.
     
  7. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    This thread has taught me that computer viruses have mass.
     
  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Just what size was the virus?
     
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  9. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    I used the original computer in order to make videos, and etc. It had an extra hard drive installed just to hold all the camera stuff. This computer I'm on, I wasn't sure if I could be able to do my camera stuff as it took a lot of space, but after tinkering with it today, I tested to see how it would be able to hold videos. That's why I made this more than anything. Mostly a quick thing to do, and I can say this computer will do fine just for it.

    But on the main computer, I had all the old videos, skits, and stuff that I did, that were never put on youtube like from high school and etc, and still had some of the old youtube stuff as well. But not even the icons are on the desktop.

    My mom saved her story onto a flashdrive, so at least she has that, but all the rest of it...


    edit: not sure how to backup myself..not sure if my parents ever did but I don't know.
     
  10. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    If it was anything bigger than a medium pizza you're in big trouble. There's not much you can do about viruses bigger than that.
     
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  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    [face_laugh]
     
  12. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    ...

    You don't know how to copy files onto an external hard drive or a USB flash drive? o_O
     
  13. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah you're going to die.
     
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  14. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes I do, but I never thought I would have to for all of that stuff.

    In other words, its all gone.
     
  15. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    And it had never occurred to you to have an antivirus installed and do regular scans?
     
  16. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    We did. That's what's weird about it. It was one of the best out there seemingly..yet this happened.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Sometimes that happens. Even the best anti - virus software isn't foolproof.
     
  18. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Man, I hope you were using protection when you logged on here.
     
  19. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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  20. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    that was funny
     
  21. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes, it brought back fond memories of when only nerds could use computers, before they became 'user-friendly.'
     
  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    You know why your parents' computer got a virus?......



    They didn't say the Magic Word


    [​IMG]
     
  23. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Ha. I hate that hacking crap.
     
  24. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, it seem that your protection can fail you. The best method for not catching a virus is simply to abstain. Its the only foolproof method. Abstinence only.
     
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  25. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Meh, it's the small microscopic viruses that are a problem. The big ones can be taken care of with a baseball bat.