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Virus deleting all exe's

By Candy_girl
Jan 31, 2006
  1. Hello :)

    Today the electricity went off and then after that I opened Netscape you know to surf the net so I got this weird message telling me that there are files unreadable and corrupted , files in the appilication data concerning my netscape profile and such!

    So I uninstalled netscape , reinstalled it hoping this message would go away but still it's there! so I restarted the computer and suddenly all the softwares on the computer are gone! but not the windows just the program files on one of my other drives .

    I tried deleting that folder that it kept saying there's an error in but it won't delete it comes back every time I delete it , I searched google for a program that would permantely delete the file but still nothing!

    I don't know what to do? I scanned with norton and it didn't show anything! I'm really confused here? is there somehting I'm missing here?

    Please somebody help ?

    Thanx a lot in advance!
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    what were you doing before the blackout happend?
    do you have a good quality surge/overload protector? (not the cheap $5 ones you buy at normal shops) it might have been due to a powersurge in your pc..
    run chkdsk in dos prompt (or goto my comp>(right click)[HDD drive]>properties>tools>error checking)
     
  3. Candy_girl

    Candy_girl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    i did the chkdsk and i got this.....

    What shall i do now ?

     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    That means you restart the computer and the volume will be checked :) As for deleting the folder that you were trying to delete- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php not that I`m sure that`s what you should be doing.Have you tried SYSTEM RESTORE.It`s been known to work on occasions,sometimes,maybe.
     
  5. Candy_girl

    Candy_girl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    i tried killbox and it couldn't delete the files :(

    system restore is not monitoring on my HD , so there's nothing to restore.

    any other ideas on how to delete those files.... :)
     
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    run safe mode is the most obvious, that is, if penddant's methods fail (dont see how tho), and yes, the name of the folder and/or its path would be helpful to know..

    for next time i sugest to you to buy yourself a good quality surge/overload protector (ups optional.. if you have spare cash somewhere) like from belkin or aps or something... they stops headaches :)
     
  8. Candy_girl

    Candy_girl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Oh I'm sorry for not clarifying much I was just shocked of what happened so!

    Ok here's the path of part of the weird file!

    there are others that have that weird repeated letters like that one!

    Ok so if I run the safe mode I'd be able to delete it easier?

    Thank you soo much your help :)
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    Whenever you see lost chains, get this fixed first
    before you allow any installs or deletes! Run CHKDSK /F more than once.
    You might like to review/inspect the recovered files before you proceed.
    Take an immediate backup, contemplate carefully the situation, and consider
    multiple choices of action before you do anything else. Sadly, making a poor
    choice often leads to a full blown disaster, when a considered choice will get
    things back to normal. Haste makes waist really applies here.
     
  10. D@nny

    D@nny TS Rookie Posts: 176

    so it is a dos virus? Because people have been known to write a virus in dos which just deletes all .exes or converts them or w/e.
     
  11. dahli

    dahli TS Rookie Posts: 28

    It does not have to be a DOS virus. People can write virii in diferent languages to accomplish the same thing.
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    what does your anti-virus say?
     
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