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Why Did My Computer Get a Virus? | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
That is a question for which we would all like a nice lengthy answer and Bob Rankin, whose newsletter I subscribe to, has it in this issue. Viruses are sneaky things that screw up our lives via our computers – and the following link (which goes to Bob’s site) tells you different ways in which they can breeze into your computer, whether you want them or not. No – who would want them? Ugh. A couple of months ago the external hard drive on which I had backed up all my data crashed because of a virus. I had used it as a back up disk because I upgraded my OS with a clean install. Fancy my amazement when I sat proudly in front of my shiny new OS, grandly prepared to copy all the backed up data back into nicely organized drives, to find a couple of folders with chinese looking names! Of course they wouldn’t open. If they did, they’d look like gibberish. I was shocked, because that folder was supposed to have hundreds of sub-folders with over 300 GB of data. After much heartache and headache, I managed to get in touch with a data recovery services …