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Old May 14th, 2005
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Angry unwanted downloads

How come my Shared folder get suddenly filled with up to 400 files that I dont recognize.They end up there all the time even when I'm not connected to limewire.
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Old May 14th, 2005
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I don't know but I'm getting the same thing!
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Old May 14th, 2005
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Default Many unwelcome downloaded folders produce p2pnetwork.exe virus

Ok, I think I have some info.

Here's how it occurs:

1) Sometime while downloading from Limewire, hundreds of mass produced "mock" file folders (mine were zipped) appear in the Shared folder.

2) After a restart, an application tries to SETUP: DO NOT CLICK NEXT!!!!!! Click CANCEL.

3) I noticed this virus disables regedit. Go to the Windows folder and you will find a little grey rubiks cube thingy. It is a sortcut that will open regedit.

4) Do a search for the string: p2pnetwork. After each find, delete it. Keep doing this (there were 12 in my registry).

5) Restart in Safe Mode. Run regedit again. Search for string again. Should be only one this time.

6) If you have a maintenance program like tuneup utilities, that's great because you have to get into the msconfig startup area. Delete all occurences of p2pnetwork.exe.

7) Restart. Check registry for occurrences of p2pnetwork.exe. Delete if they are there. Recheck startup pgms. If p2pnetwork.exe is stil there you may have to restart in safe mode again and repeat. It wil work, but it may take time and patience. I HATE THIS BUG.

Good luck, I hope I've helped someone

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Old May 15th, 2005
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Last but not least, when you press ABBACCABABA you gain
an extra life!
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Old May 15th, 2005
Join Date: May 14th, 2005
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Default no bozos p2pmetwork virus is real

Trust me, if anyone gets this thing, they will be glad for those instructions. You just don't get it because you haven't gotten the virus.

I had to do those steps last night for the second time in a month so it is likely other people are getting the virus.

If the funny guy knows a shorter way, or anybody has a better cure for the p2pnetwork.exe virus comng through the gnutella network, please post here.

no bozos.

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Old November 11th, 2005
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CrazyScott is flying high

where can i find the windows folder
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Old November 11th, 2005
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CrazyScott is flying high

do u think u could give me some more dtailed instructions on how to do this
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Old November 27th, 2005
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tomasr10 is flying high

Every time i start Limewire and there's a new shared folder called 'completed' (400 winzip files). I have downloaded a wrong, 851,7 kb winzip file. When I close Limewire it pops up again!

I don't know how to fix it, every time the new folder comes up, I just delete it. How can I find and catch the virus.
Should I just re-install Limewire?
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Old November 27th, 2005
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Please, if you think you have a virus, you think your anti-virus agent is corrupted and you KNOW you shouldn't be in the registry because you just plain don't know what you are doing.....use an on-line vurus scanner. I recommend Micro trend. It's free, easy to use and it works.
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Old February 12th, 2006
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destinyskittykat is flying high

I tried the trendmicro but it did not remove the files. they seem to replace themselves when deleted. When i was on limewire it show that the common folder was in the root of my drive. it has disabled my task manager, regedit and my msdos program. will i have to format and re-install everything to get rid of it??
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