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longish story so bear with it if you if your attention span can manage it. My sister's website (a free ecard website) was doing very nicely in Google, had lots of visitors and took up a lot of her time. Over the last month Google began placing a 'this site may be harmful to your computer' message to warn visitors intending to click to her site. She used Microsoft essentials to clean the site, contacted Google after reuploading and the message would go away within a few days. Unfortunately the person/people intent on sabotaging her web were persistent and Googles warning messge would reappear. Visitors on seeing the message would quite rightly steer clear.

I did search in the early days of the infection for anything that could help and found Mbam (which i now use) but she was happy with 'essentials' and has continued to use it until today. Her laptop was slowing down so she tried using Mbam which found quite a few problems but when she hit the fix/delete/quarantine button - sorry can't remember which term Mbam uses - she got a gray screen. Upshot is practically 99% of her images and gif animations have disappeared. Folders are empty so she has lost a lot of work. Yes she should have backed things up often but sadly she didn't. No idea why this has happened so i would like to know whether the images may be recoverable or are they lost thanks to whover has infected her site and her laptop.

PS She can still use the laptop and get online but things take an age: eg five minutes to get the Google screen up, minutes to have anything typed appear etc

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Hello and :D

sorry to hear about the infection, if something can be done, the experts will have an answer for you....

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