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fidyk
07-03-2005, 12:34 PM
ah! i had a bunch of web design files... .css and .jpg mostly... they were doing well. but now, theyve been converted into .vbs documents! not only that, but my entire mp3 collection is now .vbs and is completely useless! what is going on here? can i get rid of it? can i get my files back?!?! :badpc:

CYaBro
07-03-2005, 12:47 PM
Sounds like a virus!
There was one a while ago that did this, maybe there is another one out that is doing the same thing.
Get your antivirus software up to date and run a full system scan.
You may have to rename all the files back to their original type but from memory the virus overwrites the data in those files with itself so you've probably lost all the files!
Restore them from you backup if this is the case :D

Speedy Gonzales
07-03-2005, 12:50 PM
Sounds like u have a worm / trojan / virus or something that may have converted them.

Get this http://vil.nai.com/VIL/STINGER/

Or this http://www.paretologic.com/xoftspy/

Which I think is better than Spybot, Adaware, and Trojan remover. It picked u something these other programs didnt.

Or do an online scan here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Or here http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx