Something got on one of my external hardrives that renamed some files the name looks like Chinese symbols. I can not rename them. Some that are not renamed i can not open. These are photo files, RAW files, photoshop files and some jpgs.
This happend after a pesron using my computer clicked on a web site that brought up the warning windows has found a problem.
Mcafee scan show no problems.
I don't know if other files have been infected.Message was edited by: robw2 on 4/8/11 4:41:33 PM CDT
What was the exact warning at the moment I cannot recognise the cause as have not seen this but I am not an expert in viruses so need more info till another user chimes in.
While waiting run the following.
If you think you have a virus infection on your PC do one or both of the following :
- Run the free Mcafee Stinger program from http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ -
Download here latest version of getsusp https://community.mcafee.com/thread/32269
Before you use Getsusp, you should go to this document
and download the PDF file explaining what Getsusp is and how it works, and this document
which downloads the installation guide PDF document.
Add your email to the preferences so they can contact you
If you want a second opinion, or to be on the safe side, then you can do a scan with the free versions of these tools :
If you already have Malwarebytes installed, the virus could be protecting itself against it. In that case, in order to get Malwarebytes running you'll need to rename the executable. Open theC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder, then rename the "mbam.exe" file and double-click directly on the file to open the program. After updating the program, run a full system scan usingMalwarebytes.
Make sure both programs are updated to the latest versions before running them and let them clean anything they find. If they quarantine a file or fail to remove a file try to get a copy of itand send it to Mcafee using the virus submission path described here :
Send the file to mcafee labs at http://vil.nai.com/vil/submit-sample.aspx
Standard. But I believe my hard drive is going. I was able to backup the few files I had not backed up yet, and it happened again. I used some diagnostic software that came with the drive and it came up with some bad sectors.
You can use the chkdsk c: /r and that could help as it moves and marks bad sectors as bad. Of course anything saved in these sectors could be toast.Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 10/04/11 12:21:35 PM