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    Default Unknown Files keep popping up

    Okay,
    I have a 320GB Adata External Harddisk, that I've been using for a few weeks. Today, I notice that 6 unknown files have popped up, out of nowhere... And when I click them, they dont open. And I cant even delete them... :/

    Now, I can fix this problem now by reformatting... But why do these files pop up anyways? Is there any way to stop this from happening in the future?

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Search the name of the files in Google just to be sure that these are viruses not problems created by bad sectors.

    If they are viruses then a Format should delete them.
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    B. If one party understands something that the other party doesn't, degrading that person leads to an enhanced self-perception of intelligence

    C. The internet is a clear depiction of our natural aggression towards each other as a species, that will undoubtedly wipe itself off the planet at some point in time.

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    well those are new kind of virus maybe...
    খাই-দাই গান গাই, তাইরে নাইরে না!

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    work of virus. reformat.
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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Voirush.....
    Format den.....hopefully it will work.......if not then it has penetrated your pc......

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Reformatted and gone, now scanning PC with MSE.



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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    I'v found dem in a memory card..dey came out of nowhere.. reformatted and gone..I dont think dey r viruses.cuz wen i scan da antivirus cant scan it..maybe created by bad sector..

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Are bad sectors fixed by reformatting?



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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame View Post
    Are bad sectors fixed by reformatting?
    Nope. You will need to zero fill (if possible) or block the bads.
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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Quote Originally Posted by AmareX View Post
    Nope. You will need to zero fill (if possible) or block the bads.
    How?



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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Virus!!

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame View Post
    Okay,
    I have a 320GB Adata External Harddisk, that I've been using for a few weeks. Today, I notice that 6 unknown files have popped up, out of nowhere... And when I click them, they dont open. And I cant even delete them... :/

    Now, I can fix this problem now by reformatting... But why do these files pop up anyways? Is there any way to stop this from happening in the future?

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    well if u have already clicked the folders, i suggest u start scanning ur whole hard disk asap !

    Also type chkdsk in command prompt with the drive letter and see whether there were any bad sectors coz it will show in the report.

    ---------- Post added at 19:29 ---------- Previous post was at 19:18 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by AmareX View Post
    Nope. You will need to zero fill (if possible) or block the bads.
    when u format, the new file system automatically tags the bad sectors and renders them unusable. So u dont have to worry.
    Last edited by [email protected]; July 13th, 2010 at 20:28.

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    This happens to my pen drive, too. I've found that they are created by virus. This is how it happens.

    1. You connect your drive to your friends computer which is infected.

    2. Virus in that computer copies itself into a hidden folder in your drive and creates an autorun.inf file in the root folder of the drive so that when you connect it to another computer and double click on the drive icon from from My Computer in can be activated.

    3. But if your computer has an updated anti-virus package it scans the drive and deletes/quarantines the .exe files. But the autorun.inf files, folders and other files are left. If you turn on the "Show system files" from folder options you can see the left files.

    If you can delete the files without any problem you can assume you're pc is not affected. If it was you couldn't delete them. The virus won't allow to do that.

    And this is not a bed sector problem. A format is unnecessary.
    You never fail until you give up...

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    Default Re: Unknown Files keep popping up

    yeah.

    Dats y never click into unknown hidden folders. Prevention is better than cure.

    I will still suggest u scan ur entire pc with a renowned antivirus with latest virus definitions.

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