MP3's shrunk down to 44.3kb

June 24, 2010 at 10:26:18
Specs: Windows XP
Has anyone come across this. I recently cleaned a laptop and I used my jumpdrive to transfer software. After I ejected the drive, I then plugged the drive into my pc. Upon opening the drive I noticed there were shortcut icons to My Documents, My Computer, etc. Along with a text file named passwords. I deleted the shortcuts, but then I got several processes running after that. And thats when my itunes skipped a song. I opened itunes and tried playing the previous song but it wouldn't play. I then checked my music folder and noticed all my mp3's were all the same size. The size of the files were 44.3 kb. I have never encountered this before. The processes that were running boazu.exe, guegae.exe, Hxymya.exe, and Hfh.exe. After scanning the pc with Malwarebytes, I notice they were in my docs and settings folder under my profile. I scanned my pc with SuperAntispyware, Spybot, Eset Smart Security, Malwarebytes, and Combofix. I thought I had gotten rid of the virus but my browsers were shutting down once I opened the home page. I decided to rebuild my pc, but has anybody encountered this kind of problem. Can I restore my music to there original file size.

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June 30, 2010 at 09:09:59

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June 30, 2010 at 22:20:03
Uh no clue really... could be virus infestation, although I haven't seen a virus replicate like that for some time - more like a prank virus than a professional virus (nowaday they just want your box as a spam gateway or for displaying ads)

Have you tried opening the files in a text editor (Word pad or similar) ?? See if maybe something is readable in there...

Also - do a checksum on them (google: md5sum) - are all the files the same??

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