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Problem With File Name Extension


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#1 VCobble

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:42 PM

I had a problem with my computer recently and ran combofix, and after that finished all my files; mp3, mpeg, avi ect... all have file name extensions on them now and if I try to change them, they become unusable. I need some help with this.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:00 PM

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer.

To start, ComboFix is a VERY strong tool and should NEVER be used without the supervision of someone trained in it's use. It can cause severe damage to your OS if not used right.

As to your problem,
  • Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • After the new window appears select the View tab.
  • Add the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:34 PM

Thanks a lot.

I was stuck and the ComboFix was a last ditch thing, it seems to have worked, and my computer is fine, so hopefully I didn't screw anything up.

Though I do have Configuration Settings and Data Base Files in some of my music folders. Any idea what those are about?

Edited by VCobble, 13 July 2008 - 10:34 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:39 PM

Hide system files
  • Open My Computer.
  • Go to Tools > Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab.
  • Scroll down to Hidden files and folders.
  • Select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Check (tick) Hide extensions of known file types.
  • Check (tick) Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Click OK.
  • Close My Computer.
That should solve all of those problems. You may want to post a HijackThis log to make sure that everything is gone and that nothing is messed up. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:56 PM

Again thank you very much, I'll get on that Hijack This log.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:00 AM

Glad I could be of assistance to you. :thumbsup: Good luck with the HijackThis log.
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