By Soopa-Genius - 22/09/2011 12:06 - Canada

Today, the new office IT guy figured the best way to get the virus off my computer was to wipe my entire hard drive. He was kind enough to back my data up and restore everything from the backups. Including the virus. FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 386
You deserved it 2 672

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That's smart, well kind of

I think it's your IT guy that needs to be wiped.

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That's smart, well kind of

awe :/ at least he tried

It's called a factory restore. It's the only way to completely remove a virus. That's why you should back up irreplaceable things like photos as you take them so as not to lose them in an event like this. Everything else can be re-downloaded.

I hope he didn't charge you :/

He should not be an IT guy

Harder than you think, the real question is why she had a virus on her work computer anyway

Op just needs to lay off on the porn.

Maybe if he wasn't watching so much porn at work...

I don't see a problem he tried to help, it didn't work, oh well, try again later.

Actually, you're wrong. It is very possible to remove a virus without a factory restore. Find the virus, and remove all programs and registry files related to it. Then presto, clean computer.

That was directed to #17, by the way.

you haven't dealt with too many viruses have you? some load themselves into the boot registry and rename themselves and reload every time you start your computer. sometimes an unconditional format is the only way to kill a virus. one really nasty one requires a physical reset (opening case and moving pins) to totally wipe it off.

#67: Would you like to come fix mine whenever I have problems?

OP's IT guy is a n00b :/

Well STDs don't just go away like that sweety

Well STDs don't just go away like that sweety

your it guy is an idiot he gives all the rest of us bad names

actually 17 an IT professional that is well versed in the operating system and in reverse engineering of malware/virus software can completely eradicate the problem from the computer. I have done it numerous times. while it does take more time to complete the knowledge gained is well worth it in most cases. plus it goes a long way in helping to prevent future infection.

This would be worse if he just left after removing all your work.

AKA rootkit. xP

That was @ 67. xD

Yeah those are the nasty ones, but I doubt that was the case here. Safe mode usually works with the people who come to me. But I have had a few bad ones where registry or wipe was needed.

So much for being kind.

wow really:o

He sound like 1 smart tech....not

Yeah, he must work for AT&T.

i think 5 just watched borat ...not

@MissBunny - Most likely! This IT guy is a total newb.

26 any connection to the OTHER account named 'MissBunny' or is that your evil step sister who looks exactly like that in MissBunnys profile picture AND MissBunnyWillEat's picture. (I am Bruce Wayne, I saw through your situation).

Well... he tried? Lol.

Virtual herpes XD

It must have been all the hidden porn...

Hey, he's the IT guy! He can do anything!

Soooo..... why didn't you do it yourself instead of involving other folks?

Cuz its the ITs job to do it not his that's why

You know nothing of productivity.