[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [X-FB] GFA BASIC for windows

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From: tedd <tedd@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 09:49:36 -0500
>A very sad story. I went to download the latest version of this program
>as a demo from their site only to find some Pr... had hacked the site
>and replaced the demo with a hard drive destroying substitute.
>When I went to install the demo it cleared the desktop which was my
>first hint and then while I thought the installer was preparing to do
>its stuff it started to erase folders alphabetically from the drive.
>I reset the computer when I noticed the drive light being a little too
>I lost lots of program files and unfortuneately my accounts which I
>hadn't backed up externally for fortnight. (another lesson).
>No virus  checker can pick up this sort of malicious act.


Two things.

1. Do you have Norton? If so, I think you can undelete.

2. I have a 60G hard drive that I use only for backups. I simply drag 
my "in use"  HD's to it and go watch TV -- it makes for some very 
easy backups.