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Hurry, New Problem, No Clue What This Is?


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#1 nickkucera

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:55 PM

there is an item on my desktop called "Fwd_Ithoughtyouguysmightappreciatethis[1][1]..." it was downloaded from an email i think... when i try to move, delete, or open it... it says "cannot delete file, cannot read from source file or disk"...

i dont know what it does yet, all i know is that i cant get rid of it... please help...

i really want to get this off my desktop

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:35 AM

Try a program like Personal Kill Box. Just mess around with the settings and you might be able to get it to delete.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:21 AM

i tried it and it says "the file does not seem to exist"...

i need a way to delete it... anyone got any ideas?

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:26 AM

I've come across this before. The way I fixed it was to hang it off of another computer and delete the files, this could also be acomplished by using a boot disk (the windows XP boot disk, bart PE, linux, etc). Or a check disk might work (chkdsk /R /P).

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:51 AM

i have no idea what any of that means? is there not something i could do by using hijack this or the "run" comand or anything... any ideas?..

btw thanks for the help so far

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:35 AM

Do you try to get rid of it in Safe Mode ?

Edited by winw, 18 February 2006 - 03:36 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:58 PM

no, what do i do if i want to do that? ...

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:31 PM

First, update and do a full scan with whatever antivirus ap you have installed on your computer. An email that installs anything sounds like a virus.

If that doesn't detect anything run the following web based scans:
Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Trend Micro antivirus European Edition (supports Mozilla based browsers)
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

online trojan scans here -
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

If nothing is found and removed by the above:

Boot your computer to safe mode (by tapping F8 on most computers as windows starts.

Then try to delete the item on the desktop.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 04:05 PM

i tried to delete it in safe mode and it didnt work... ive ran symantic antivirus, spybot, ad-aware, microsoft anti-spyware, stinger, and killbox... nothing worked...

a few months ago when i had surfsidekick.. someone told me to use the run cmnd and i typed in something to the "run" and that got rid of it.. i dunno if i can do it with this..

any ideas...

its still on my desktop

please help




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