I went to access important files today for my University course and they have disappeared. Recently i had a problem with a "virus" which was self replicating and McAfee Security Centre 2007 kept catching it, but after 2 full scans no viruses were found.
Here is a link to the virus McAfee found repeatedly as it self-replicated: https://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/defau...virus_k=141178
Attached is a screenshot showing the first report of the virus.
Also the virus alerts came completely out of no-where, at the time i wasn't even using the computer it was just connected to the University network, and i never get viruses because i scan files before using them and am generally cautious.
Files are missing in some areas, but not others. Half of my installers are also missing, which is a pain. I tried to use "eDATA Unerase", which i found on download.com, but i only recovered a few files and those are corrupted and do not open.
I have a system restore point at the end of January, but i am unsure whether restoring would bring back the files. One thing i have not tried is restarting the PC, but i am unable to do that at the moment due to a large file download.
What i need to know is:
1. Why and where did the files go?
2. Am i at risk for more missing files?
3. How can i get them back for free?
Thanks for any help, Jamie.