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File Renamed Itself, Now I Can't Delete It!! Help!!!

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by Hiei3, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Hiei3

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    I downloaded a song file, and when I went to open it, it instead renamed itself. I asked a friend of mine, and this happened to them once too. The only difference is, they could delete theirs. I can't delete mine.

    I tried to play the song. It instead renamed itself to some long porn title. I can't open the file, move it to another folder, delete it, anything. When I rightclick, I only get a few options. Open, Print, Edit, View, Open With..., and Send To ->. I tried to open it with Paint Shop Pro 7. It basically just opened a browser of my Desktop. I tried to open it with Microsoft Paint. It said: "C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop.bmp was not found." The only thing to click is "Ok". I tried to open it in Notepad, and it said "Access is denied". I tried to use a program called Unlocker. It didn't work either. Please help me. Thanks a lot.

    Here's a picture of what I see. I blurred the name because I don't know who all could be looking at this, and if there are younger people looking at it, the title, like I said, is a porn one. All I downloaded was a song, and it renamed itself and made itself basically unable to function.

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  2. Indochine

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    Run a virus check straight away.
     
  3. Reitfor

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    Virus! *Coughs* And a rough one.
     
  4. Sythun

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    Ouch thats one nasty virus, well thats what you get for downloading music i guess?
     
  5. Indochine

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    That's what you get for not learning how your computer works and what you can do to protect it.

     
  6. Reitfor

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    You should always get protection. Besides learn to enter sites and learn to NOT enter certain sites.Get an antivirus and a good one. Your comp needs a good protection.
     
  7. Hiei3

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    Well we have virus protection. It usually catches everything. I dunno what's different about this one. But soon our computer will be reformatted, so everything's going to be back to day one. I'm running the virus scan anyway. I dunno, I'm definately not going to trust LimeWire anymore.
     
  8. Reitfor

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    Pfft... That thing sucks big time. Also .exe files in Limewire and a not 99.9 percent virus but a 100%.
     
  9. Indochine

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    Did you not see the .exe extension?


     
  10. maherant

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    Too bad , as already said , get some anti virus.. good luck!
     
  11. Hiei3

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    There is no exe extension. It apparently reads it as "Desktop.bmp". I can't even get into the properties to see if there's a hidden exe. How can I find the exe extension?
     
  12. Indochine

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    Do you have "hide known file extensions" checked in Folder Options?
     
  13. Hiei3

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    Well, the thing is, this problem file isn't in a folder. It's on my Desktop. Is there a way to see the file extensions, even if it's on my desktop? Remember, I can't even move it to a different folder.
     
  14. bkf

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    May I ask a couple of questions.
    I did not see in the post where an .exe was seen.
    What was the orginal extension of the orginal file?
    What is the Filename and extension of the file that you have now.
    Is it 7 charctors long without an extension?

    Im doing some research and this problem fits one of the profiles.
    I did find a program that would remove it if it is what I think it is. These files have something to do with hidding and windows API.
    It's a trickey one but was not hard to rid. Ill have to go back and checks all my posts to find the program. Stupit me I did not book mark it.

    It was just before Kodaguy came along to AD. Was with another good virus fighter that has gotten off line for a while. He could not even figure it out so I spent two days on it in research and offered up a program I never even seen before but it worked.
     
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  15. Indochine

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    Your desktop is a folder.

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    If you are the only user, it may be under "All users". Select details view & uncheck "hide known extensions" in Folder Options.
     
  16. Hiei3

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    [p]
    Okay. Well now when I look at my desktop I see all the file extensions. But the problem file is still ".jpg". I'll probably just have to wait until we reformat the computer to get this thing fixed.
     
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  17. bkf

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    A song file is not a .jpg
    Where did the .jpg come from?
    Am I missing something here?
    Im trying to help but some of this makes no sense.
     
  18. Indochine

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    Hiei3, you didn't need to quote the picture! You could edit it out. We have a jpg that is (or isn't) a bmp, but it is supposed to be a song file!
     
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  19. Indochine

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    I think you hit the nail on the head.
     
  20. Hiei3

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    Well, as I said in my first post. It was an .mp3 I believe when I downloaded it. I could be wrong. But it was SOME song file, because it had the Windows Media Player icon. When I doubleclicked it to open it, it renamed itself to some long title .jpg (which also changed the icon it uses to Paint Shop Pro 7).

    ADDITION: Sorry I didn't edit the picture out. Didn't give it a second thought. And I know this doesn't make much sense. I'm just telling you guys what happened. =/
     
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