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What kind of damage can WMA/TrojanDownloader.GetCodec do? (be specific if possible)

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  • BroKKeN May 26, 2009

    Thank you... Yes I do i have another question. If I lets say downloaded an MP3 with this Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec

    and its been sitting on my computer for about a month, could it have spread to the system files already?... Does this "Virus" damage other media files? What kind of damage?...I noticed one of my MP3s half way threw had a loud white noise for about 30 seconds in between.... Is that the virus that did that? Can it spread to other folders besides the one its in?



    Keep In Mind...I haven't opened the file or played the song, does that matter? Don't you need to run/open the file in order for the virus to become "active" and run?..............Sorry for the long post..... Knol edge is great.... Please fill me in about this Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec..... Thanks

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Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec compromises system by connecting to the internet to download fake video codecs via Windows Media Player and entince user to install them on the system.

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It can even crash windows if it contract to the basic windows files.......

If u need any more help then reply back to the post...

Posted on May 21, 2009

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    Vick May 28, 2009

    Well if the virus contracted once in any folder then u have to get it out of the system to save all the other folders from getting infection........ Virus are simple software applications which chooses a specific file type to corrupt so in your case as u told that ur system might have infection i would recommend that u should go ahead and install a removal tool like TROJAN REMOVER and if you wish copy & paste the link below in your internet browser and then download and install the TROJAN REMOVER and run a complete scan to clean up your system from all the infections and possible future infections...

    http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/downlo...

    then click on the DOWNLOAD SITES option and your download will begin ....

    This version will be a trial 30 days software but for you it will take care of everything.......

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