Terabyte suddenly blank?

By BlackScarlet
Apr 23, 2013
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  1. I have a terabyte full of stuff, and I recently went to open a directory via a shortcut and was informed that the drive path did not exist. I opened Computer and saw the drive wasn't listed there. Assuming it had somehow lost connectivity, I switched the drive off, waited for a few seconds and turned it back on again. This has solved this problem when I've discovered 'missing' drives in the past.

    However, when I switched the drive back on I discovered that it was completely 'erased'. Nothing is on the drive, and that is confirmed by Computer's space analysis. This is mildly disturbing. What happened to all my stuff?

    Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

    3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

    Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    VIA High Definition Audio
  2. BlackScarlet

    BlackScarlet TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 100

    Edit: I did a scan and found these (picture attached)

    Does anyone recognize these or if they may contribute to the problem?

    Attached Files:

  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Um, yeah... just a bit! (sarcasm). Trojans are the most severe type of malware you can get. I would repost this issue in the Virus and Malware Remover section of the forums just to make sure the removal was successful.
  4. Aranc

    Aranc TS Rookie

    Esp the rundll32 one is devastating I believe..
  5. BlackScarlet

    BlackScarlet TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 100

    I've removed them and now I am running a recovery software... paralogic... hopefully that will do.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I would post this topic in the Malware section if this issue continues.

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