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Um, Yeah! I Think The Ghosts Got My Computer!

All righty then. A little help please. Anyone? Anyone? Yeah! OK! Here’s the scoop.

I’m working on my computer and go to pull up a file from my directory on the server. I’m scrolling, scrolling……Holy Smokes-What the f***? I notice a document that I did in Excel has multiplied….as a Word document! I check out the properties and notice it’s a temp file. Not unusual, but 150 of them? Now, I was just in this directory on Friday, believe me, these docs weren’t there. So, I check out the properties, all created on different days dating back to the beginning of October. I open the documents. Each one was blank! I’m still not too concerned, until I go to delete the files and a message pops up “THAT MY ACCESS HAS BEEN DENIED”. “Um, excuse me Mr. Computer (yes, I’ve decided my computer is of the male species), HOW can I be denied? I am the administrator and all. My God, without me Mr. Computer, you would be nothing but a bunch of parts!” Well, I give the computer the benefit of the doubt and think it may have something to do with me trying to delete a file on the server from my work station. I log onto the server (AGAIN WITH ADMIN RIGHTS) and try to delete the files. Here is the scary part-I CAN’T DELETE FROM THE SERVER EITHER…AND….(gulp, deep breath) THE FILES HAVE MULTIPLIED!!! There are hundreds of them!

Yikes-does anyone else think that our server may have been infected with a virus? If so, any idea as to which one and what the fix is? Also, why just my files?


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  1. * aka_Meritt - www.coffeetalking.blogspot.com says:

    Yeppers… Yuck.


    1) Tools… Internet Options… Delete Temporary Files and yes, click the box that says “delete all offline content.”

    2) Run full system scans by your McAfee or Norton or whatever you use.

    3) Run your adware and spyware scans.

    4) Try to physically delete all the temporary files that may or may not be left behind by clicking (under your computer) PROGRAMS and then WINDOWS and then TEMP. Just do a general delete of the entire temp file … it will make another the next time you open an internet window.

    If all else fails… call the Geek Squad. LOL.

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 7 months ago
  2. * Mama Duck says:

    I have no advice or response other than, aren’t ALL computers male!?!??!

    That is all.

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 7 months ago
  3. * Holly says:

    scary. i’m gonna do a scan when i get home.

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 7 months ago

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