Virus!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by acetken, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. acetken

    acetken "Anything for $50!"

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    Okay, so my ex-roommate is an idiot and gave us a virus when he was here. To make a long story short, all my MP3's are listed as system files and are therefore hidden. I have the option to view them enabled, and I can see that they're system and hidden. How do I un system-ize them. I can't deselect hidden on them either. (It's greyed out)
    It wouldn't mean much, but I make music, so I kinda need my samples.
     
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Try booting into safe mode.....hold F8 during bootup, pick safe mode, and log in as Administrator, then open the folder with the MP3s. Press CTRL-A to select all files, they will be highlighted.
    keep the files highlighted by keeping your finger on CTRL and rightclick, pick properties from the menu.

    Once in file properties click the general tab, and untick all boxes (hidden,readonly).

    Exit back to the folder with the mp3s, right click on an mp3 and pick open with from the menu, pick your player and tick always use this application to open file type.

    Voila!

    Stuy_b
     
  3. MikeTasker

    MikeTasker Guest

    Or try this

    While in Safe Mode use command prompt and browse to your folder and type

    rename *.sys *.mp3

    Replace sys with dll or any other title they come under.
     
  4. acetken

    acetken "Anything for $50!"

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    The Zer0

    Whoops, sorry. I guess I wasn't clear. They still are .mp3 files. The problem is that when I try to delete one or whatever it says "Are you sure you want to delete this system file?" That and they're hidden. I can't untick hidden because they're system files. I'll try the safe mode thing though, thanks guys!