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I moved 8 viruses from my computer but now all the attributes have been changed and to make matters worse,clicking on a software gets the reply not found or the message open with and therefore it is difficult to open any listed software

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I'm going to step out on a limb for you on this.
I'm sure I will get flamed for this.

but listen, when ever the computer gets a virus, dammage may have already been done by that virus
even if the antivirus software has removed it.

in short , any other solutions provided will not even remotely help if the system has been infected.

Virus dammage must be controlled first !

My recommendation here is that you perform a complete system restore, and that does mean formatting the hard drive while your at it.

And thank you most kindly for selecting FixYa!
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Posted on Sep 24, 2008


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Sim 3 into the future installation

What causes Extended Attributes Are Inconsistent Error Message error? The Extended Attributes Are Inconsistent Error Message error may be caused by windows system files damage. The corrupted system files entries can be a real threat to the well being of your computer.
There can be many events which may have resulted in the system files errors. An incomplete installation, an incomplete uninstall, improper deletion of applications or hardware. It can also be caused if your computer is recovered from a virus or adware/spyware attack or by an improper shutdown of the computer. All the above actives may result in the deletion or corruption of the entries in the windows system files. This corrupted system file will lead to the missing and wrongly linked information and files needed for the proper working of the application.
How to easily fix Extended Attributes Are Inconsistent Error Message error?
There are two (2) ways to fix Extended Attributes Are Inconsistent Error Message Error:
Advanced Computer User Solution (manual update):
1) Start your computer and log on as an administrator.
2) Click the Start button then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click System Restore.
3) In the new window, select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" option and then click Next.
4) Select the most recent system restore point from the "On this list, click a restore point" list, and then click Next.
5) Click Next on the confirmation window.
6) Restarts the computer when the restoration is finished.
Novice Computer User Solution (completely automated):
1) Download (Extended Attributes Are Inconsistent Error Message ) repair utility.
2) Install program and click Scan button.
3) Click the Fix Errors button when scan is completed.
4) Restart your computer.

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Am clicking the desktop or inside icons it should automatically shown a delete dialog box

try to scan ur computer... with ur computer anti virus. make sure ur anti virus is totally updated. if found an virus inside. try to repair/ clean/ move or delete the virus. 2nd try to disk check ur computer to make sure to repair some errors on the hard disk.

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Universal serial bus virus delete

Start ->run -> type cmd -> type attrib -r -a -s -h *.* and press enter.
What this basically does is removes the read only, archive, system and hidden file attributes on the files so that the virus or the container of virus will be shown.

Within the command prompt you will run the delete command to delete these suspicious files as the are shown up, example type del Autorun.inf or del New Folder.exe.

When you have finished doing that unplug your flash drive, update your anti-virus and scan your entire system.

Last but not least plug back your flashdrive into your computer and scan it with your anti-virus.

Viruses on flash drives are usually spread because windows has the Autorun feature set automatically run by default and this needs to be disabled.

Here is the easiest and fastest way by far to disable the autorun feature.

Download Disable_autorun.reg registry key.
Click Save to your computer ->Rigt click on file -> click run
Click Yes to confirm addition to the registry

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Detect all type of virus and threats with multiple guards.
It include USB device protection, disk cleaner, History cleaner, process supervisor, LSP repair tools and system repair.

hope this helps

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- scan your memory card and/or your phone internal memory with antivirus.
- download attribut changer program
- install it
- at windows explorer, choose to display hidden and system hidden file and folder.
- block all your file and folder and right click and choose "change attributes"
just mark archieved only on the menu and click apply.

Jan 02, 2012 | Nokia E Cell Phones

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I need to change my ip adress.

You can search some software to change it fast. Or you can change it by your self: First change the Physical address, you can see the address attribute of the network card, and change it to any character string by 0-F.( If you can't find where: my PC attribute--> hardware -->Device manager-->then find the network card to see its attribute, you will find there is a options of the XXX address). Then, change the LAN address to another one After that, restore your computer.

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My lap top turn on go to windows then shuts down and turns back on

try to turn off the laptop and then remove cables & battery on it. Then press and hold the power button for 8 secs ryanpajaro20_15.jpg
Then, reinsert the cables and battery on it. And then turn it on, check if you still have the same problem. If symptom persist, consult your PC technician on it...

Apr 13, 2011 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

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My external hard drive as suddenly started only showing a small quantity off the files on it. some of the files are just showing up as a short cut and when you click on the the short cut,it comes up with...

this like your hard drive infected virus, your file have been hiddend and the file attribute was change by that virus
i see your anti virus was remove the virus, but the file that infected not show because your antivirus can not change the file attribute
for problem like this i use smadav antivirus (this is the local antivirus in indonesia)
you can download this antivirus at http://smadav,net
this antivirus is portable antivirus

if you was download double click at smadav and smadav will run, click scan at smadav windows and smadav will scan your all file and it will show the file that hidden
if scan process was finish click at fix it and your file that hidden will show again

i hope this helpful
thank you for using fixya

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Surabaya in my birthday

If you are getting message like" Surabaya in my birthday, Don't kill me, I'm just send message from your computer", then it obvious that your computer is infected with Surabaya Virus

Symptoms of Virus
1) All folders get disappear.
2) Folder options not work.
3) Machine Restarts on running command like msconfig , regedit.
4) You are unable to install many antivirus.
5) Folders name appear with scr extension ( Actually not folders)

Reasons of infection
1) Infection from removable drives e.g. pendrive, hard disk,
2) Reading cards using card reader
3) From CD or DVD
4) From others computer
5) From internet


1) Using free software:
Download the "Autorun Eater" from internet ( 1.5mb)
Download from:

a) Install "Autorun eater" ( some Antivirus detect it as a virus but it is safe) and run it. It appears at taskbar ( lower right corner)

b) Right click on it and follow following path
Registry fix>>fix folder option.
(This will repair folder option and it will appear in tool menu)
Now you can see hidden folders

But Surabaya virus change your folder attribute to system folder. So to see your folders you have to untcheck option " hide protected system files and folder" which appears
Right "below the show hidden files and folder" option
Open my computer>>tools>>folder option>>view>>uncheck show hidden files.. and hide protected system files and folder
How to change folder attributes to normal

You can use command prompt to change the folder attributes
A) Start MS-DOS command prompt (start>>program files>>accessories>>command prompt
B) Type drive letter and attrib command
D:\Attrib *. * -S -H -R /D /S ( Put space between /D and /S switches.)
This will change your all folder option to normal

a) type "regedit" at command prompt..STRAT>>run>>regedit
b) Search word 'surabaya' in registry...Edit>>find>>Surabaya
c) Delete two entries appeared in search as " LegalNotice Caption and LegalNoticeText"
d) Now using left option tree navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\showfile
check value 0 to 1

Autorun Eater software:
Autorun Eater software helps to protect and remove autorun virus which generally infects from external storage device and internet. This small software is very helpful in conjunction with any antivirus software even it alone can protect your computer from autorun virus(but not complete solution).

(C)infoall , legal: Use above information on your own risk

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Something is changing icons shape and left double click does work

It seems like a worm more or less a along vir detail below - you wlll have to scan and remove it using a good antivirus program:
Virus Profile: W32/Xiaoho.worm Name: W32/Xiaoho.worm Risk Assessment - Home Users: Low-Profiled - Corporate Users: Low-Profiled Date Discovered: 8/1/2007 Date Added: 8/1/2007 Origin: N/A Length: Varies Type: Virus SubType: Worm DAT Required: 5088
Virus Characteristics -- Update August 18, 2007 --
The risk assessment of this threat has been updated to Low-Profiled due to media attention at:
To receive an extra.dat file for this threat please visit:
This detection is for a worm which tries to copy itself to removable drives. It will destroy systems it's used on by infecting all .exe files and changing their icons to the Chinese character HAO.
Upon execution, the worm drops a copy of itself into the Windows System folder:
  • %SysDir%\exloroe.exe
The worm creates the following registry keys to activate itself:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{H9I12RB03-AB-B70-7-11d2-9CBD-0O00FS7AH6-9E2121BHJLK}\: "ïµí³éèöã"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{H9I12RB03-AB-B70-7-11d2-9CBD-0O00FS7AH6-9E2121BHJLK}\stubpath: "%SystemRoot%\system32\exloroe.exe"
It spreads by dropping files named autorun.inf and xiaohao.exe on removable drives and setting file attributes as hidden.
The worm infects .exe files by overwriting them or corrupting them beyond repair. This changes their icon to Chinese word HAO.
ico142876.jpg and changes active window title as "X14o-H4o":

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If your computer is an HP there is an option at the startup to do a system restore.  Press one of the function keys, to get to it.  Next select "Destructive Recovery" this will reset the entire computer back to when it came to you straight from the factory.  If you do not have that option, try using the system restore by going START, PROGRAMS. ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, and select system restore.  9 out of 10 times this will cause the virus to roll back on its self, hence destroying any trace of it.  Best Regards COMPUTA FIXA

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