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i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck
    #2750489 - 05/31/04 08:02 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

ok.. so i downloaded a .avi file (shrek 2  :tongue:) and everytime i try to do anything with the file (play it, delete it, cut paste it, check properties, ANYTHING!) my whole computer gets reeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaallly slow to where i cant do anything and have to shut down manually... everytime i try to delete the file it says another program is using it (wt?) and then my shit gets so slow..

whats the deal?? i have no idea what program would be using it.. i have none running  :smirk:


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: ]
    #2750672 - 05/31/04 08:52 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

It's not a virus, and the file may be corrupt. Media Player (if you're using that) is sucking up all your system resources. If you dont have at least 256MB RAM, you're in store for a resource hogging (WMP is a huge resource hog). When you close it Windows MP is still trying to open it, so that's why you can't close it. Try a fresh restart, then delete. If that still doesnt work, boot from safe mode and then delete.

P.S., you probably have some viruses (not related to this) stored somewhere on your computer if you download frequently. I for one virus scan several times a week and still run across some viruses that slipped by Symantec RealTime Virus Scan and Tiny Firewall. I suggest you update your Anti-Virus program to the latest file definitions and scan right now.


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: daba]
    #2750717 - 05/31/04 09:06 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

it does the same thing in safe mode..

i dont open any programs when i start up...

so what could be using it?  :confused:


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: ]
    #2750723 - 05/31/04 09:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

btw, i have do have 256 ram..and i use divx to run .avi files


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: ]
    #2750786 - 05/31/04 09:26 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Is it fully downloaded? The download client may be trying to finish it off.

Do the virus scan and also get the spyware removal.


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: daba]
    #2750796 - 05/31/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i dont have a virus scanner, know any good ones?

ive already done my spyware thing.. and i know the program i use is A++ when it comes to spyware removal


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: ]
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    #2755162 - 06/02/04 01:00 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I dont think they put viruses into avi files. Its probably just currpoted some how that causes wmp to start munchen resources.


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Re: i maye have downloaded a virus..or something...fuuck [Re: baraka]
    #2755224 - 06/02/04 01:13 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

yeah it was corrupt

i figured out a rather simple way to get rid of it..i deleted the folder it was in  :laugh:


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