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OK, it is possible that the router was infected but wait on that. For your safety I recommend you Post the DDS login the other section and wait the few days until they reply.
Or ask in the WIN 7 forum how to reformat with out disks.
"Hi. I downloaded a video file on utorrent last night that I believe contains some sort of virus or or spyware.
When this file finished downloading, I tried to play it (on VLC player), and all a saw was 4 seconds of (I don't know the word for it but it's similar to 'white noise' but it's multicolored).
I tried to play the file with Windows Media Player, and it said I needed to to download the latest Divx. I almost clicked fell for it, but on the top if this update notification, it had the website name "mediastarsoft.net". I googled this website name and the first few results were related to malicious software.
This page: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6132_102-377844.html has some information on a trojan that communicates with this site.
Although I have deleted the file, and didn't click the link it tried to trick me with, I am worried the it may have infected my system already. I was wondering if, in addition to finding out if this file is malicious, you could maybe download the file, and see if it makes any changes to your system after trying to play it on VLC Player and Windows Media Player while connected to the internet in Windows 7. I would appreciate that very greatly.
Getting viruses and spyware has been somewhat of a nightmare for me in the past, and I'd hate to go through that again, and would at least like to feel safe in logging into my regular email address, and other accounts without worrying that I have a keylogger of some sort.
Also do you think that just by downloading this file I may have opened myself up to receiving malware from the source I downloaded it from?
I have attached the suspected file in a compressed RAR file. The RAR file also contains the .torrent file I think it came from.
I apologize ahead of time if you are offended by the language used in the title of the file. I am also aware that downloading files like this can be dangerous and that it is illegal, but unfortunately I have somewhat of a habit and a lack of money. Although I am not morally opposed to this type of violation of intellectual property laws, I still intend on paying money for legal copies of these videos in the future once I have money. I also plan on buying Avira Premium once I can afford it (I'm using the Personal version right now).
Sorry if that was too much unnecessary information.
Anyway, I will be very grateful to get a response, and especially appreciate if you could find out if this file may have already affected my system.
Thank you very much in advance,
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cureSpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Smart Security, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, NoScript Firefox ext., Norton noscript
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