PC hang opening downloaded video

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
June 15, 2010 at 21:10:03
Specs: Windows XP, 1gb
Hi Sir. I use internet on my pc from 1mnth. one day I downloaded a video from you tube. From that day whenever I go (C:\Documents and Settings\Hi\My Documents\Downloads\video) and open that(Video) folder my pc hangs. But after restarting my pc it becomes normal. If I go again to that folder it hangs again. so pls help me.

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June 16, 2010 at 00:04:33
mehulvrathava, sounds to me like you got a 'bonus' nasty with that video (virus, worm/trojan, etc.). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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June 16, 2010 at 01:18:59
Neighbor caught a Trojan off a YouTube download today. It screwed up her wireless network, would not do a normal boot into Vista, and would not boot into Safe Mode with Networking.

Malwarebytes fixed that machine. It's also free at...



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