thanks for replying
here's the summary and answer to the various questions:
firewall shut off
i did check the file size, it's not zero.
when i change the extension to .txt i can upload it fine
the file is located at the following:S:\_____ck 4 virus\INFECTED.exe.txt
i can't upload it from any machine (tried 3 different computers - arguably they could all be infected)
i have successfully uploaded other .exe files to various online virus scanners and the system didn't hesitate at all. worked fine
i have avgfree installed and it has a heart attack each time i try to touch the damn file LOL
and, yes, i did shut off avg and try to upload the bizarre .exe file (i shut off virus protection via the control panel of the app, and then went into task manager and killed all the avg processes manually)
so, now i'm thinking that exe file has some amazing trojan/virus/malware stuff in it, AND that i am infected with something
the file should NOT be locked by anyone and in fact, i can change the file name without problem. except when i called it a .exe file, then things get really weird. i haven't run the file, and for safety's sake, have the file renamed to a .txt extension to keep it from executing by mistake.
i'm wondering if there are any good debuggers or monitors around that would let me see who's locking/touching the file?
Edited by audre, 09 December 2007 - 03:05 AM.