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All Of My Downloads Are Corrupted!


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#1 paintballmjm

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:42 AM

Hi, recently I had a computer made for me. The first 2 days it worked fine, but now everything i download is corrupted and won't run. Most pictures, though, load just fine, but a few are completely bizarre. Does anyone know how to fix this? Let me know if you need any more specifics.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:50 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer! :thumbsup:

Let's start with a simple download test found HERE. Let us know the results.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:00 AM

Well, First of all you do not say where you get your pictures and from common knowledge a lot of bad things can get into your system when downloading pictures, like virus's, worms, trojans and a host of other things. if you are using something like Kazaa (However you spell it) I use Limewire and it is bad enough that when I download say a program that is zipped I can download ten of the same program and they are all infected so I have to delete them and of course empty the recycle bin right away.

From your post you say nothing about any firewall, anti-virus, spyware programs etc that you run so we have to assume you do not, and running the Windows firewall is not really running a firewall because I do not consider it a real firewall but it is better than nothing but not by much.

If you want to have a good running PC stay away from the XXX porno sites. Sorry about that you will get more than an eyeful at those sites.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:50 AM

Which version of RAID are you running?

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 05:36 PM

Sorry for forgetting to put more details.
I'm using an updated NOD32 system and I've only had the system for a week. The computer gets scanned every day, so I'm fairly secure there. I don't use P2P, no Limewire, no Kazaa, etc. I'm clean for spyware; I'm using Spybot S&D and Windows Defender. Albert Frankensten, the answer to your reply now... I used the test and the results were unavailable. I used another test and the speed for download showed about 67 KB/s, so that's normal. Upload speeds are only that of dial-up, one of satellite's weak points, but that's normal also. I'm not too familiar with RAID, all I know is it's in my computer. Like I said, it was built for me, so I have no clue...

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Mike

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:09 PM

Is Nod32 telling you the zipped files are infected?
Other than not opening those files is the computer malfunctioning any other way?

If they are indeed infected there are only two ways for that to be - either they were infected before you downloaded them - or you have malware on your computer that is causing the problem.

Have you tried downloading a file from a known source - like Adaware or Spybot Search and Destroy (both of which you should have anyway)?

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

I suggest you try downloading these, installing them, then updating their definitions, and running them from safe mode.

Let us know.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:50 PM

I have no spyware or malware on my computer. I have the spy/malware scanner on and I just scanned again. Nothing is there. NO32 hasn't detected any infected files

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:14 PM

Ok nobody has asked if he is using a download accelerator. So I will ask. Are you using a download accelerator? What is your ISP? Where are you downloading from? Is this happening no matter where you download from?

You are using Satellite for connection and I do not know about Satellite but have you called their tach support about your problem?

Since you say it is not your computer we have to look outside your computer at this and software you are running. I know it is not the AMD Athlon processor you have, they make the best.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:49 PM

With four drives, I know you're running RAID. But there are several flavors of it, and sometimes corrupted downloads indicate a problem with the RAID. Since it may be putting pieces of files all over the place, it may not be working correctly. It would be good at this point to make sure you have backups.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:05 AM

It could be a problem in the Raid array especially if the "bizarre" behavior is random, but using only one, or even several anti-malware aps to scan for malware can hardly be relied upon as a guarantee that there is no malware residing in the computer.

Each anti-malware ap finds things that others do not and anti-virus aps usually do not address other types of malware.

Edited by Enthusiast, 16 April 2006 - 11:09 AM.





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