Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:15 PM
First of all, make sure you respond to me as a complete computer idiot as I am pretty much it. So not too much jargon in your reply!
I think I caught up a virus on my MP3 player. There were new folders appearing on it which I could't remove such as flashy, tmp and recycler and I kept noticing that something was writing on my MP3 instead of just connecting as it usually did when plugged in for charging the battery. The computer I am using succeeded to get rid of the tmp and recycler one but the FLASHY folder seems indestructible. I already tried a few things but I'm afraid of making it worst and/or loosing all my data on my MP3 player.
Unfortunately, I am traveling in South-East Asia so never using the same computer and they rarely have a good updated virus protection. I don't want to spread anything but I need to charge my MP3 once in a while. For the next 2 days, I am able to use a computer with an updated anti-virus program so I am willing to try to get rid of the problem once and for all with your help without being too scared of infecting more computers.
Here, they use NOD32 antivirus system on Windowns XP professional and I installed ThreatFire under a friend's suggestion. I have read on the forum 2 running antivirus systems isn't good.
Please walk me through safety again!
Thanks a lot,