how do i run a virus scan on my windows media

December 30, 2010 at 03:17:33
Specs: Windows 7
I think that I have a virus in my windows media player music files. How do I scan WMP with my anti virus software? I can't seem to find a way to do it.

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#1
December 30, 2010 at 05:44:20
Right click on your Music folder & choose your scanner.

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#2
December 30, 2010 at 14:32:43
Thanks but I have already done that. The problem exists on the actual media player itself. There are two music folders on the WMP that no longer exist in my music folder and I cannot delete them from my WMP. I right click on the music album in the WMP, click delete and nothing happens. I also click on the "open the file location" option and there isn't one. The actual virus is stopping me from installing music torrents into WMP, that's the result of the virus.

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#3
December 30, 2010 at 14:44:52
Ok, here is the 1st program to run, lets see what it finds.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
Forum
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/
Error codes
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
VIPRE Rescue Program
http://vipre.malwarebytes.org/
http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/
Try it in Safe mode.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/da...
Download & install.


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#4
December 30, 2010 at 14:48:05
Thanks. I'll get onto it today and let you know the results.

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#5
December 31, 2010 at 18:28:04
Hi There
The you sent me programs did not work for my problem. I had another idea and used the "Restore" program back by a week and it has fixed everything except for one file.I am now thinking that the remaining file might be the dregs of a temporary file which for some reason doesn't delete when I run C Cleaner, Speed Up My PC etc etc. I am now trying to get into "documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\media index" to see if the file is in there but so I can perhaps delete it from there but I am struggling to find it. Can you help me on this one? Thanks.

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#6
December 31, 2010 at 18:36:38
"has fixed everything except for one file"

Put the EXACT name of that file into google.


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