how does my document folder deleted from third party and how to avoid that in future?!

Posted on 2011-03-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

my problem is extremely strange!

I have two hard drives in my laptop, in each of them, there is windows 7 home prem installed, I was booting from second hard drive (on second windows 7 os) and after I finish some work on it, I have restarted my laptop and I was booting from the first hard drive (the first windows 7 os)

no I get shocked when I discover my document folder has been removed and deleted!

I saw that windows re-create the "Documents" folder in this date (15-03-2011) while the other folder are still old !

after its created, I got it empty everything in reach nothing is there, all my data (and my company data lost) lost

I want to know, 1- what cuases this issue and (virus, attack, spyware, .....)
2- how to avoid this in future

Question by:njgroup
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Author Comment

ID: 35141449
I found "My Documents" folder in "My Music" !!!!!!

it looks like if someone cut it and paste it in "My Music" folder !!!!!

anyone can help me to know the cause?!

Expert Comment

ID: 35142577
You know i'd put my bets on the trackpad and gestures. I have occasionally moved folders just as you've described only accidentally, due to the software often included with track-pads, especially on net-books, but also on my laptop.
If there is any extra software you might be able to disable or uninstall it to prevent it happening again.

Really, when you think about it, why would a hacker/virus writer, go to the trouble to do that? What would be the benefit to the hacker? Zip. Unless he/she can see you and wants a laugh - it's too incredible.

That's where I'd put my $$ anyway.

Author Comment

ID: 35154317
is my data stolen?
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Expert Comment

ID: 35168127
I highly doubt it.

Author Comment

ID: 35170293
how can I know if so? is there any clue ?

Accepted Solution

dailypcguy earned 500 total points
ID: 35170513
If it isn't stolen, there'd be no evidence of a hacker.... or possibly vice versa (if your data had been stolen then you'd find some evidence there might have been a hacker).

Just run some free antispyware like malwarebytes or Spybot S&D to make sure your system is clean, and run it on both drives individually. If there is a 'back door' open from a Trojan or root kit, you may have a problem that either of these programs could fix for you.

And remember to perform a backup first in case removing anything screws up your system!

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