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    ive jus had the misfortune of having a virus on my comp!

    Basically jus gt bak frm hols + my house sitter has got viruses on my comp so just had it re-formatted etc but i had the record now program for burning my disc etc and he has installed nero which im not too sure bout using does anyone no where i can get free dwnload of record now thanks!

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    Sorry to hear about that.

    I don't think you'll find a free download of RecordNow, except for a trial.

    Is this Sonic ?

    Original Poster

    yh think so ive had my comp packard bell for 3yrs without single prob i then trust some1 2 look after my house to come back and find this im gutted! the program was already on it, yh think it sonic! i jus want the same program coz ive never had any probs with it!

    Contact Roxio and have your serial number and version requested at hand. They should be able to supply you with a replacement copy.

    do you still have all the cds that came with the computer.it might be on one of them.

    Original Poster

    it didnt come with anything only the restore built into the system!

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    does reformatting get rid of virus? never thought it did

    sassie;3096368

    does reformatting get rid of virus? never thought it did



    All depends where you got the virus from. If you don't use removable media (USB Sticks etc) and it was downloaded, formatting the HDD will definitely do the job.

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    Xb0xGuru;3096537

    All depends where you got the virus from. If you don't use removable … All depends where you got the virus from. If you don't use removable media (USB Sticks etc) and it was downloaded, formatting the HDD will definitely do the job.



    oh right, thanks for that i never knew:thumbsup:

    If it has the restore built in surely the software is on that? Usually its done as a partition with all the preinstalled software on it - did the person who reinstalled windows use a disc instead of the recovery partition?

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    sassie;3096368

    does reformatting get rid of virus? never thought it did



    Depends on what virus it is.

    Sometimes you need to low level format.

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    Guess I should ask, was it format or restore? that they did?

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    and what AV software didnt catch the virus?

    soupy;3096672

    Depends on what virus it is.Sometimes you need to low level format.



    You should never need to low level format! Standard format and reinstall of software will do the job. Remember if you're reinstalling an OS, it's going to be from an install CD typically, so even if the virus is on the boot sector (which you should never have nowadays since you should all be turning on boot sector virus protection on the motherboard!) it won't be able to 'activate'.

    Original Poster

    my cuz who was usin comp shut dwn my firewall and didnt update my av and well if i tell u he's 18 i bt u can guess what he was lookin at to get the virus lol although only funni now my comp is fixed

    csiman;3096902

    and what AV software didnt catch the virus?

    Original Poster

    basically ive got it back and all my windows seems restored although i still have all my documents and where ive just gone on ie ive still got all my favourites so not sure if ive been conned or not, although i no longer have the divx prog tht i dwnloaded the sonic record now tht came on it, i couldnt restore it as it wouldnt let me it wouldnt go no further than letting me pick a date. and i didnt have any software discs at all, im a bit of a novice really lol if u couldnt tell lol
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