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Default A quick follow-up...

Please try the following...
(I do NOT know what anti-virus and/or firewall stuff you are running so the next bit may not work, depending on how your current protection software works... But, I do know that what I am about to suggest to you works very well happily with Avast... Avast is, in my opinion, the best Internet Security gear available today...)

Right, all that said...

Do a search for a program called

Prevx 2.0

I mean do a search on Google or whatever... Do NOT try to download a p2p based (LimeWire or any other) 'offering' of this program !!! ALL versions being 'shared' are with Trojan launchers... Don't believe me ? Try them, ha ha ha ha ha !

There is a full function trial version available for 30 days use.
It's also really cheap to buy a 1 year license !

Download it and SAVE it to My Documents or something... NOT to your Desktop!
Do NOT select Open after the Download completes... SAVE it !
Install it... Be sure to have your internet connection enabled during all of the install process.

Be patient because the first-time install can take quite a long time...

Run the various scans available...


Prevx is the most effective 'cleaner' I have ever used... It fixes all the stuff that Norton and Avast and Kaspersky and others do not get or cannot access and repair and/or delete.

Last, for anyone reading the above posts... Screw AVG... It's junk.
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Old September 8th, 2007
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AVG was the only known AV to pick this virus up and get rid of it...
None of the other AV's did Ursula...That's why AVG is suggested...

Once the scan is done and the virus has been cleaned up AVG can be uninstalled and the user can go back to their preferred AV...

If you dont live for something...
You die for nothing...
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Well there, Dubya-Dubya...

Please try Prevx 2.0 !
Magic app.

And, here is a starter link for help in renaming file extensions...
I am not saying this is the best site or solution, but it is something that will work for those who have suffered the change of extension name from .mp3 to .zip -

Changing a file extension.

The other basic method is In Windows Explorer go to Tools/FolderOptions. Click on the View tab and if the option "Hide Extensions for Known File Types" is active, de-select it. Then proceed to rename the file, using the End key to go to the end of the filename and change the extension to "mp3."

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ok my son not knowing what he was downloading WE assume he down loaded a corrrupted file through games on LW, for when we are doing something a pop up page comes of nothing we are doing, below is two of the sites:;w=720;h=300

Tests and Quizzes - Tickle Personality Tests

can you help me?
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okay, when i download my music it IS mp3 format & it does play normally.
however, when i shut my computer down & then restart it
& open up limewire - all my music is at the 408.0 size
& in my "shared" folder there is another folder titled "_".
in it is music i DIDNT download, & it's the .exe files of the music.
i have a feeling this folder is the cause of my music problem.

on top of that, i delete that folder but it doesn't help.
it always finds it's back!

im a little frusterated. please help!
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I have a music file ending with "". I installed it to my desktop. I can open it and play the music. I can't find the file on my computer to burn a disc of it, tho. How do I convert it to just an mp3 file to burn it on a disc? Anybody know, thanks.
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i need help i dl a trojan horse and they are controlling my comp as we speak
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NEVER dl exe or zip
they might be viruses
hunter do you have a antivirus
if so run it and follow directions

id turn off system restore
run scan in safe mode
return to desk to restart sys restore

sys restore-
right click MY COMPUTER
SYS restore tab
unclick check/ re check check

pink look on forum for where my library go/hidden downloads

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Thanks for the really helpful tips. I've encountered this a few times myself and I can't seem to find a solution. I may have to change my anti-virus too.
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Another related link Vague memory is Startup Items is where a part of the issue is. It needs to be removed from there, initially disabled loading at system startup via system settings.
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