I think my sansa clip mp3 player has a virus on it but none of the anti-virus programs on my computer cannot scan it because they cannot find it. I am still able to sync music with windows media player. Is there a software that can scan the sansa clip for viruses?
PEOPLE - Stop using the freaking WMP any #, it's a 'wimp' alright...
Just REFORMAT YOUR SANSADISK/CLIP PLAYER THEN RELOAD IT USING SIMPLE DRAG AND DROP TECHNIQUE, IT'S INTUITIVE - DON'T MAKE IT HARDER THAN IT IS, IT'S JUST A LITTLE TINY COMPUTER; BEST OF ALL IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE WINDOWS OS IN IT!!
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One thing you can do is connect the mp3 player and right click on the icon, when the menu appears click on scan with: (antivirus) and let the scanner run all the way, it will show the infected files, go ahead and remove them. Sometimes the auto start file is detected as a virus because it is an executable file.
the other way is for you to format the mp3 player, same way right click on the icon and select format. with this you have to be careful because sometimes the firmware is hard to reinstall on the device.
If the level of infection by the virus is high, you can try repairing the OS by using the OS cd. You wont loose any installed program if repaired. But the virus will be in dead state after repairing. Then install a good anti virus and do a computer scan. This is the best way to get ride of severely infected virus. The problem you have can be because the virus may have corrupt the mp3 player's exe file
I think what you see as files are actually viruses and cannot be easily deleted and even if you delete, when you insert the player again, you'll still see them. So you need to scan for viruses with a good anti virus. After that you can now delete anything you want. Make sure the system itself is properly scanned for virus.
if that hapens then your sansa is infected with virus or your computer is infected. try installing an original anti virus in your system and clean up your device and your system...and also format the device
maybe your mp3 player in infected by a virus, the only thing that you can do is, you need to reformat your mp3 player so that it will be clean again, but you need to sacrifice all of your saved musics. then after doing the formating you need to scan it with an anti-virus program.
Get Limewire - make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date.
When you find songs on Limewire, notice that not every song they have is in Mp3 format - only download the songs that are in mp3 format.
Caution: Some ISP's will suspend your service if you use Limewire.
Other options are Frostwire (make sure your anti-virus software is strong) and Morpheus.
Once the songs are downloaded, go into Windows Media Player --> run the mouse over the Library tab --> a little black arrow will appear underneath the Library tab, click on it --> click on the "Add to Library" option and add your "Limewire Downloads" folder to the list of folders that Windows Media Player searches - it will add all of the songs from that folder to Windows Media Player.
Then use the Sync tab to transfer songs from your computer to your Sansa Clip.
I would highly NOT reccomend the free route, but there it is.
Although you have excellent virus protection it is a virus. But there is a solution, if you go to mcafee.com you can download a program "stinger" it's free so don't worry. Run the program with your Sansa in MSC USB mode otherwise Stinger will not recognize the Sansa in a directory. Now, When You add Directories do not take off your C drive because your music files might have the virus this program removes them without removing your music files.
PS: I also Defraged and formatted my Sansa, not sure if its neccessary.