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Help with the virus

Whenecer i open a document (even when i am trying to rename a file) it automaticaly
goes typing ''--------------'' because of which i can't type anything
please help with this
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How to Remove virus from Pen Drive/Flash Drive?


Steps To Remove Computer Viruses Using Command Prompt:

Step 1. Click on Start and type cmd. Now right click on the cmd icon and select run as administrator. Running the command as administrator is important as you need to access the system files which are not usually visible in guest accounts. Now command prompt window will open, now select your drive from which you want to remove a virus.


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Step 2. Let us suppose your USB has a virus and your USB drive is F. Type "F:" without quotation on Command line. cmd-2-ut2cqzhdo2jgpvt0ug4dvtv0-4-9.png

Step 3. Now the C: will change to F: Now you need to type "dir F:" in CMD and hit enter. It will show you the directory of F drive. cmd-3-ut2cqzhdo2jgpvt0ug4dvtv0-4-14.png
Step 4. So now type the following command to show all the hidden and system files on your USB drive. Type "dir F: attrib -s -h /s /d*.*" without quotations and press enter. Typing this command will explore your selected drive and will load all the files including hidden and system files on your drive.

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Step 5. In this window you will notice unusual file.exe and extention if your computer has been infected with a virus like the dreaded autorun.inf virus. Rename it using this command line rename filename.extension new filename. Usage > C://rename autorun.inf (new filename)

cmd-6-ut2cqzhdo2jgpvt0ug4dvtv0-4-27.png That's it! Now you can identify all the viruses in your PC and USB and delete them without any help of anti-virus software. You can delete the autorun.inf by typing in the command "del autorun.inf" or del :"yourfilename"

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I am new to Yahoo and I cannot seem to attach anything. It just sits there saying that it needs time. I never had this problem with Comcast. What do I need to do t resolve it?


Yahoo Mail is a Web-based email program that is provided for free by Yahoo.
Anyone can sign up for the service to send and receive emails from friends and family.
Yahoo places restrictions on the size and type of attachments that can be sent and received when using Yahoo Mail.
Any email attachment that contains a virus, is too large or doesn't meet the file type requirements may be blocked by Yahoo.
Virus Scanner

Yahoo Mail scans each attachment that arrives or departs from your inbox with Norton AntiVirus.
If the virus scanning software detects a virus within an attachment, Yahoo will warn you and attempt to clean it.
Yahoo does not promise that every virus will be detected or cleaned by the Norton AntiVirus software.
Only accept attachments from people you know and trust.
Don't attempt to open blocked attachments if it is known to harbor a virus.
Large Attachments
Attachments exceeding 25 megabytes will not attach to an email.
Multiple attachments that exceed 25 megabytes will also be blocked by Yahoo Mail.
Once your attachments reach 25 megabytes, you will no longer be able to add any additional attachments.
If you have many attachments to send that exceed 25 megabytes, send several emails to send all of the attachments.
If you are receiving attachments, let the sender know that you are unable to receive any attachments larger than 25 megabytes.
Slow Connection Speed
It may appear that Yahoo is blocking your attachments if you have a slow dial-up connection because they may never appear to load.
Yahoo isn't actually blocking the attachment, the connection is just very slow.
A 25 megabyte file could take over an hour to download with a 56K dial-up connection.
Your computer may go to sleep or the download may be even slower if you surf the Web while your files upload.
File Type
Only certain file types can be sent using Yahoo Mail.
Yahoo Mail allows you to add audio files, images, HTML files, word processing documents, spreadsheets and many other types of files as attachments.
Some documents are not supported, but you can send unsupported file types by renaming them, including them in a RAR or ZIP archive, creating a Word document with the file, sending the file through Yahoo Messenger or you can upload the file elsewhere and send a link to the file via email.

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How to stop norton from preventing me to attach images on yahoomail


Yahoo Mail is a Web-based email program that is provided for free by Yahoo. Anyone can sign up for the service to send and receive emails from friends and family. Yahoo places restrictions on the and type of attachments that can be sent and received when using Yahoo Mail. Any email attachment that contains a virus, is too large or doesn't meet the file type requirements may be blocked by Yahoo.

Virus Scanner b> Yahoo Mail scans each attachment that arrives or departs from your inbox with Norton AntiVirus. If the virus scanning software detects a virus within an attachment, Yahoo will warn you and attempt to clean it. Yahoo does not promise that every virus will be detected or cleaned by the Norton AntiVirus software. Only accept attachments from people you know and trust. Don't attempt to open blocked attachments if it is known to harbor a virus. Large Attachments b> Attachments exceeding 25 megabytes will not attach to an email. Multiple attachments that exceed 25 megabytes will also be blocked by Yahoo Mail. Once your attachments reach 25 megabytes, you will no longer be able to add any additional attachments. If you have many attachments to send that exceed 25 megabytes, send several emails to send all of the attachments. If you are receiving attachments, let the sender know that you are unable to receive any attachments larger than 25 megabytes. Slow Connection Speed b> It may appear that Yahoo is blocking your attachments if you have a slow dial-up connection because they may never appear to load. Yahoo isn't actually blocking the attachment, the connection is just very slow. A 25 megabyte file could take over an hour to download with a 56K dial-up connection. Your computer may go to sleep or the download may be even slower if you surf the Web while your files upload. File Type b> Only certain file types can be sent using Yahoo Mail. Yahoo Mail allows you to add audio files, images, HTML files, word processing documents, spreadsheets and many other types of files as attachments. Some documents are not supported, but you can send unsupported file types by renaming them, including them in a RAR or ZIP archive, creating a Word document with the file, sending the file through Yahoo Messenger or you can upload the file elsewhere and send a link to the file via email.

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Please Help!! my pc is not getting any anti virus installed(i tried kaspersky,eset,avira,bit defender etc),some virus(i don't know the name) is infecting my pc.. it slowed down speed of my...


Yes, this sounds like a serious virus infection.
Try this:
1. Download a free Antivirus program like Avast:
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button
2. Your downloaded file will be "setup_av_free.exe".
3. Instead of opening the exe file as is, rename the file first. You can rename a file by selecting it then right click then choose "rename". For example, you can rename the file to "paris.exe" or whatever you want.
4. After renaming the file, you can now run and install it.
Note: Some viruses recognize antivirus programs because they know the installer file names. By renaming the installer file, you are tricking the virus into allowing you to install the antivirus application.

Mar 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am unable to delete Rahul'virusprotection.vbe and Autorun.inf in my pen drive .Sometimes deteled again immediatly come to my pendrive


Please follow these steps to Remove Virus using Command Promt:

Click the "Start" menu and type "CMD" into the "Run" box and click "OK."

Select the drive that is infected with the virus. If you are not sure which drive is infected, start with the "C:" drive. Type in "C:" and press "Enter" to access this drive.

Type the following into the command prompt box: - s - h *. * /s /d and press "Enter." This will bring up any suspicious files located on the drive. Open the suspicious file.

Look for a file that contains a ".exe" file and a file titled "autorun.inf." If you find these two files, you have found the tainted file. Make sure to write down the name of the program where the file is located.

Rename the "autorun.inf" so you can access the drive later without activating the virus. Type: rename autorun.inf as virusfile and close out of the "Command" prompt box.

Double-click the "My Computer" icon and select the drive that has the infected file. Find the program that contains the infected file.

Right-click on the program and choose "Open."

Right-click on the file you renamed "virusfile" and choose "Delete."

Right-click on the ".exe" file and choose "Delete." You have now removed the virus from your computer's hard drive.

Feb 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to avoid viruses?


computer-virus1-300x220.jpgI guess you know that computer viruses are everywhere. This guide will help you and your computer avoid being infected by viruses. There are many ways to help you prevent being infected by viruses having a good and an updated anti-virus will not always save you but it is one of the best way to prevent it.

Types of viruses

There are lots of types of viruses most of them are simply programs or scripts that will cause various problems or damage to your computer such as corrupted files, creating a copy of itself, deleting your hard rive files etc. Most of the viruses spreads itself by mailing themselves to people on your address book and some of them will try to convince you to open the attachment, But that trick never worked on me. In fact, I found myself emailing people just to make sure they really did send me something. It does not hurt to be safe.

Worms

Worms are different kind of virus but the same idea. Worms are designed to copy themselves a lot on a network and they usually eats up bandwidth by sending commands to servers to be able to get in. When the worm successfully infiltrate the system it will try and go into other servers from there. Some worms such as the SQL slammer will simply send themselves over and over so many times that they will clog up networks, and sometimes all of the internet. Worms usually affect servers more than home users, but again, this depends on what worm it is. It is suspected that most worms are efforts from the RIAA to try to stop piracy, so they try to clog up networks that could contain files. Unfortunately, the RIAA have the authority to do these damages and even if caught, nothing can be done.

Trojans

This type of virus is simply like a server that hackers use to get into the computer. An example of this is Subseven, it can enable a hacker to do various things such as control the mouse, eject the cd-rom drive, delete/download/upload files and much more.


MBR viruses

Boot Sector viruses are similar to file viruses but they go into the boot sector. These type of virus is hard to remove and can cause serious damage when the computer is booted, some of it's kind can easily erase all the data on your PC just by booting your computer.

Most viruses have different characteristics. For example, a worm can also be a trojan and also infect the boot sector. It all depends on how the virus is written and what it is designed to do. That's why there are not really strong structured categories, as they can easily mix one in the other.

Know the potentially dangerous files

Just like any other files, viruses must be opened before they can do damage. Most of them comes from e-mail attachments. Most of this type disguise as someone you know and convince you to open the attachment. My great advice: Never open attachments at any cost! Some viruses will infect files in programs, so opening a program will actually open the virus, maybe the same one, or another part of it.

All files have what is called an extension; This is the 3 last letters after the last period. For example, setup.exe has a file extension of .exe.

Extensions to watch out for are .exe .com .bat .scr .pif .vbs and others, but these are the most seen. .exe .com .bat .pif and .scr are valid extensions for executables. A virus writer will simply rename it to one of these and it will work the same way. .pif is a shortcut to an ms-dos program and will have the ms dos icon, but will still execute whatever code is in it, so an .exe can be renamed to .pif and be run the same way. .bat is a batch file, which can contain instructions to do various file activities, but again, a .exe can be renamed to .bat and it will execute it! .vbs is a visual basic script. For some reason, Microsoft provides this scripting language along with the scripting host to make it more convenient to design and write viruses quickly and easily, I've never seen another use for this scripting language other than for writing viruses. There are programs that are written with that language, but it is compiled into an exe. Exe is the usual extension for programs, you would not have a software CD install a bunch of vbs files all over!

Bottom line is, if you don't know what a file is just don't open it. Some viruses will sometimes be named a way as to mask the real file extension to make it look like a harmless file such as a image file. This is easily noticed, but can still be missed. Simply don't open unexpected files.

If you get something that appears like something legit, just ask the person it came from if they sent it. Most viruses use a friend's address to make it look like it comes from them. The virus does this by using the person's address when sending itself to the address book contacts.

Downloads

Email is not the only source of viruses you can also get viruses from P2P file sharing programs such as Kazaa, Bearshare, Limewire, direct connect etc.

Watch out for the size when you are downloading programs. When you see a program that you expect to be rather large such as game don't download it, don't get files that is 10KB it is more like to be a virus than a legit file. File size is not the only thing to watch I've been caught with a virus even with large files, as an exe is still valid even if junk is added at the end, so a 64KB virus will still function even if it is turned into 650MB.

You should look for icons, fortunately, virus writers don't take time to put icons. If you are downloading a setup file your setup file should have setup icon if it's blank that file is more or less a corrupted file or a virus.

Best advice after downloading and before opening a file is to scan it with an updated antivirus. but rely on your antivirus as we all know virus scanners are not perfect, if the virus has not been reported to them yet, they won't know to create a definition for it!

Changing settings to stay safe

If you happen to open a virus and you want to avoid the virus from infecting your friends the simplest to do is not to use the windows address book. It's very easy for viruses to get through windows address book and unfortunately Microsoft is not doing anything to fix it. Just put them in a spreadsheet or even better write them down somewhere. Don't use the address book!

Avoid using the auto preview some viruses can open themselves just by opening the mail. There are security holes in Microsoft mail programs that allow this. To disable auto preview on Microsoft outlook just click on the menu and remove auto preview. remember to do this for every folder but the inbox is most important. In Outlook Express, click on the view menu and go to layout. In the dialog box, you will see a check box for show preview pane. Uncheck it and click ok.

Removing a virus

Sometimes a clean install wont remove viruses the best way is perform a low level format. This is especially true of you got a boot sector virus, as even repartitioning and formatting won't quite remove it, but sometimes you can get away with an fdisk /mbr, but not all the time. Use good virus removal tools but then again clean install is always the best way to ensure that it's gone for good.


Viruses are out there, don't be one of the many infected ones! Stay alert and stay safe! Don't open unexpected files, regularly update your virus definitions and scan downloaded files!

Oct 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi...my problem is that my folder in my MP3 all turn to .exe file that i cannot open it anymore..how can i get it back to original folder? i think its infected with trojan virus if im not mistaken..please...


I think you have a trojan or virus too.  So:

GETTING RID OF THE VIRUS:
Let's see if we can get rid of -or at least identify- the virus:
Download and install (all these are free):

Avira (antivirus- the free version is fine)
http://www.free-av.com/
MalwareBytes (anti-trojan and malware)
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
WinPatrol (detects programs adding themselves to startup)
http://www.winpatrol.com/

No anti-nastyware package is 100% perfect.  ALL antivirus programs, for example, miss some viruses that others detect.  The thing is, you can't run more than one antivirus program on your computer because they interfere with each other.  That said; the above 3 programs work well together; are pretty effective; and best of all are free.  It's what I use myself; and the programs all scored well in the 'best of 2009' stakes.  Next year, it'll probably be different programs, but these are good as of now.

Install the 3 programs; Update them with current virus info; run a complete system scan of everything.  Hopefully, that will get rid of the virus.  If it doesn't, post a comment back here and we'll try manual removal...but that can get complicated, so we'll try the easy way for now.

GETTING YOUR MUSIC BACK (NOTE: Get rid of the virus first or it will just rename them back):
It may or may not be possible to get your music back...it depends what the virus has done to them.  

If it's just renamed them, that's easy, so we'll test that first:
In Windows Explorer, find your MP3 folder.  Right-click on one and select rename.  Change the file from .exe to .mp3.  It'll come up with an "Are you sure you want to do this?" warning.  Yes, we're sure.
Then double-click on the newly-renamed mp3 file.  If your music player pops up and it plays the music file all the way through then that's great and all we have to do is rename them.  If you get 'file not recognised' or other serious errors, then come back here and post a comment and we'll  try to rescue them.  The worst case here is that the virus has not only renamed your music, but also turned it into an exe containing the virus; in which case it may be difficult or impossible to save them.  But we'll give it a go.

Assuming that the virus has only renamed your files, we need a program to rename them back.  This one is good (and free!):
http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php.
Download and install it.  Open it.  Browse to your MP3 directory, and select all the exe files that you want to rename back to MP3.  (Click ONCE on the top one; hold the SHIFT key down and press the down arrow till you get to the bottom of the list).  I know the program looks fearsome, but don't worry, here's what we do:

In the part marked Extensions (11):
1) Select "Remove" from the drop-down
2) You'll see the "New Name" column turn green and it will show you a preview of the files with no .exe at the end.
3) Press the "Rename" button.  This will perform the action.
4) Select "Add" from the dropdown in Extensions (11)
5) Type mp3 in the box next to the dropdown
6) In the new name column, all the files will change to file.mp3
7) Press "Rename"
8) Repeat for all subdirectories

NOTE: If you're absolutely positive you have no other filetypes in your mp3 folder and subfolders (no album art, no playlists etc) then you can untick the "folders" and tick the "subfolders" boxes in the "Selections (12)" section; select the mp3s you want to change in the base directory and all the subfolders too.  The program will then go through the subfolders and change ALL of the files in one hit.  Personally, I'd do it subfolder by subfolder, so I could see the files being changed...you have to be very careful doing bulk actions with a program this powerful.

I hope that helps.  Good luck!  Post a comment here if you still have the virus; or if your test mp3 doesn't work and we'll se what can be done.

Mar 11, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Not able to open regedit!


Hi, you do have a virus and or trojan.

Please download Malwarebytes anti-malware from http://www.malwarebytes.org When you download choose save to disk and rename the file to anything you like, The reason for the rename is many newer trojans can identify malware removal tools and prevent them from working as well as disabling you regedit and task manager.
Let anti-malware install and update and perform a quick scan.
When its finished have it remove what it can. If it asks to reboot do so.
When you have restarted your computer download Avast anti-virus
from avast.com again renaming the exe when saving to disk.
After install it will ask if you wish to schedule a boot time scan select yes. Then it will tell you to restart your system, choose restart later. Open avast from the start menu and select settings. Go to updating and update the virus signatures. Restart your computer when the update is complete.
You have to watch the screen as avast will alert you and ask for your preferred action on what it finds.

When completed your computer will boot normally into Windows run both scanners again in the same order.

Good luck

Apr 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I use windows media player to open e-mail attachments ie: video,audio and pictures.Untill recently i would open the e-mail,click on the attachment,wait for the dialog box to open. I would click "open" and...


>i found this only for PPS file not opening from windows mail but open fine once we save it , try this only for power point files For .PPS files (Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow)
  • Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
  • Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.SlideShow.11shellShow
  • Right-click Show and click Rename
  • Type the word Open so that Show is replaced by Open command
  • If you have PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed, repeat the above steps in this key, as well:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.SlideShow.12shellShow
  • After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.
For .PPT files (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  • Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
  • Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.Show.11shellShow
  • Right-click Show and click Rename
  • Type the word Open so that Show is replaced by Open command
  • If you have PowerPoint Viewer 2007 installed, repeat the above steps in this key, as well:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPowerPointViewer.Show.12shellShow
  • After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.
Screenshot ppsopen_vista.gif (Fig 1) Show is renamed as Open

Jan 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Media Player

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MS word not responding


Rename all instances of your document template files (Normal.dotm or Normal.dot) This will prevent formatting changes, AutoText entries, and macros that are stored in the global template (Normalm.dot or Normal.dot) from affecting the behavior of Word and documents that are opened.

Renaming the template lets you quickly determine whether the global template is causing the issue.

When you rename the Normal.dotm template in Word 2007 or the Normal.dot template in Word 2003 and in earlier versions of Word, you reset several options to the default settings. These include custom styles, custom toolbars, macros, and AutoText entries.

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