This is just a curiosity question, and has nothing to do with my current computer which is running fine. On my old laptop I downloaded some music files, of I had no issue with anything until about 5 minutes later. I tried to open one of the files with itunes, and what I'm assuming happened is that the virus or whatever it was started eating my hard drive. I ran norton and norton found nothing, so I assumed it was being blocked by whatever malware I had downloaded(when I ran norton it would finish the scan in 0.1 seconds after scanning 0 files).Eventually I tried running norton in safe mode, no luck, safe mode was also corrupted and ran incredibly slow, whatever it was had taken a BIG bite out of my harddrive and my RAM. Nothing showed on my task manager. It was definately running something in the background. After about 20 minutes my computer froze. It would never boot up past the Toshiba information screen, system restore did nothing... I sent it in to toshiba and they analyzed it, apparently its harddrive was REALLY messed up. Almost completely over loaded. They replaced the harddrive it and sent it back to me free of chage. Out of curiousity I was wondering if anyone knew a virus that could do something like this? Like a file name or something, so I can see if it was what was in my computer (like a link to the symnatec virus definitions or something?) Ya I know this is probably useless because there is probably alot, but I mean is there a common one that people commonly complain about? also unrelated question, I have a dead computer (no virus it just died cause HP sucks), and its harddrive is fine and has alot of files I want. Do you guys know how I can transfer the data? (I'd prefer not to send it to shop, I did that the first time and it cost me $70!!!).