Virus Passworded My Files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Helppp, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Helppp

    Helppp OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Sometime ago, I fought a nasty virus. Was able to get it off my computer, but not before it set most of my files in 'My Documents' with a password.
    I have saved the hard drive to hopefully recover. BestBuy will do for $90 but will be able to see files. These are private files of me and my second.
    Any suggestions how to get rid of passwords?
    Know if I go to FAT32 it will take p/w's off, but hear you absolutely cannot go from NTSF to FAT32.
    Thanks,

    Davey
     
  2. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    XP Pro or Home?


    If you boot to safe mode you should be able to take ownership as the adminstrator.
     
  3. Helppp

    Helppp OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Tried stuff from safe mode, don't know if i tried to get to administrator.
    Thanks!!!
     
  4. Helppp

    Helppp OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Actually virus took over administrator spot. will safe mode make a diff?
    I'm running XP.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    With partition magic you can go from NTFS to FAT32 it warns that you might loose files but you can back them up first then try.
     
  6. tdinc

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    it sounds like he was infected with "Trojan.Cryzip". or something similar... Nasty stuff. After reading about it. You did mention that you were able to get rid of it. if you did you should be able to read your files. I dont know what Anti-virus you used but according to symantec this is what they said:

    link
     
  7. Helppp

    Helppp OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks, TDINC.
    No, I didn't actually get rid of virus, just switched to new hard drive. Basically new computer.
    This looks like exactly what I need. Thanks so much. I give it a try, now that I found my Norton Disk.
    If this works, and I think it will, I want to thank you in advance. Your advice is invaluable. Everybody's advice in here has been super terrific. Right to the point and helpful. :laugh:
    Anyway, I let you know in day or two how i did.
    Thanks,

    David :cheeky: :cheeky: :classic: :classic:
     
  8. Kush

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    i wouldnt use norton, get avg free
     
  9. Helppp

    Helppp OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Is it better? or just free?
     
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  11. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yes.