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HP computer restored itself to factory settigns - inc second HDD

\015 I have a modern HP computer (approx 4 months old) with two 500GB hard drves, and up to date with AVG antivirus. One HD is used for the operating system and all user files, and the second is used as a backup for the user files, and is backed up reguarly. This week, when booting, the computer was very slow, and when it did eventually load, it had restored itself completely to all factory settigs, including the back up drive which was now empty and deviod of all the back up files. Malware ??? And is the malwware likely still to be around, and how should I check if it is? Any other thoughts very welcome.\015

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Or take out AVG itself and so a web search for Avira anti virus its alot better and its free.... if its Maleware there look for Maleware byte anti malware those will take out the problem... AVG is good but Avira is alot better...
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