My daughter has a 1 yr old Sony laptop with Vista Home Basic and it's on a
wireless secured network. She downloads pics from her camera and places them
in the My Pictures folder. Last week she noticed that her pictures and pic
folders were missing and in their place pictures she has no idea where they
came from or who the pics are of. Other folders and files appear intact.
After a complete search, including recycle bin, her pic files and folders
were nowhere to be found.
The firewall is always on, updates are automatic and programs AWG, Adaware
and Spybot are updated regularly, run and no signs of problems.
The only thing that may have been unusual was she temporarily switched her
wireless access to an unsecured network (secured one was not working).
Any idea what might have happened or how the pics could have been downloaded
without her knowledge?
Thanks for feedback.