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I had this really weird thing happen to my computer yesterday. The first thing I noticed was that random files from "My Documents" were placed on my desktop, and on most other folders on my computer, and even if I deleted them, they came back when I restarted. The second thing I noticed was that something was using a great portion of my RAM, so my computer went really slow. Third, none of my .exe files would open. - After this, I reformatted the C: drive (most of my files were in the D: drive) and reinstalled windows xp. None of my old .exe files worked now either, so I reinstalled all of my programs. Even by doing this, some of my .exe files didn't work. To top it off, I tried to play some divx files I have on my computer, but the divx player says that its an "unknown format." This also happened with my regular mpeg files, but all of the sudden they started working.

Help would be greatly appreciated...


PS - I did use Kazaa, and I won't anymore after all of the stuff I've heard about it...
 

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If you have a virus scanner download the most recent defs. and run a full scan ... if the virus was on the D drive ... when you reinstalled it could have simply migrated back ... got to kill it all or it will grow back like a fungus :eek:

If you don't have AV software you can download trials from nortan or Mcafee that will serve your purpose. :)
 

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Cool, I did this "Housecall" virus scan and got all of the infected files either cleaned or deleted... The only thing is that the divx files that weren't working still aren't working... Are these files gone, or should I try to reinstall the player again or use a different player? :confused:
 

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Divx needs a special codec in order to work... are you sure you re-downloaded it when you reinstalled your Windows OS ... because the codec would have originally have been stored in your windows install directory so when you formated and reinstalled it would have been lost.
 
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