something nasty in my shared folder



philwil
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
something very unpleasant is filling my Shared folder with hundreds and
hundreds and hundreds of zip files. I delete them, more arrive. Antivirus
software (Avast and Trend Housecall) have found nothing.
Any ideas?

Dave
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
who have you shared the folder with? maybe they are putting them there??

"philwil" <philwil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:129A3127-F6B9-4316-A49F-34968AA8F20F@microsoft.com...
> something very unpleasant is filling my Shared folder with hundreds and
> hundreds and hundreds of zip files. I delete them, more arrive. Antivirus
> software (Avast and Trend Housecall) have found nothing.
> Any ideas?

philwil
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
I haven't shared with anybody. It's a download folder in Win XP home. Plainly
a virus is the culprit, but my software isn't detecting it.

"Dave" wrote:

> who have you shared the folder with? maybe they are putting them there??
>
> "philwil" <philwil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:129A3127-F6B9-4316-A49F-34968AA8F20F@microsoft.com...
> > something very unpleasant is filling my Shared folder with hundreds and
> > hundreds and hundreds of zip files. I delete them, more arrive. Antivirus
> > software (Avast and Trend Housecall) have found nothing.
> > Any ideas?
>
>
>

SniffinPopRocks
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
"philwil" <philwil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A1D828DD-7051-4057-BF6A-2A6B76F649F5@microsoft.com...
>I haven't shared with anybody. It's a download folder in Win XP home.
>Plainly
> a virus is the culprit, but my software isn't detecting it.
>
> "Dave" wrote:
>
>> who have you shared the folder with? maybe they are putting them there??
>>
>> "philwil" <philwil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:129A3127-F6B9-4316-A49F-34968AA8F20F@microsoft.com...
>> > something very unpleasant is filling my Shared folder with hundreds and
>> > hundreds and hundreds of zip files. I delete them, more arrive.
>> > Antivirus
>> > software (Avast and Trend Housecall) have found nothing.
>> > Any ideas?
>>
>>
>>

You could always contact Avast and tell them you think you have a new, still
wild virus. they may provide direct help so they can add a fix to there
signatures.


something nasty in my shared folder