Old 29th November 2001, 23:25   #1
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all my mp3s changed to vbs files

I installed a program(i think real player) and now all my mp3s are changed into VBS files and i dont know how. Please Help.
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Old 29th November 2001, 23:32   #2
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You have a virus, probably Loveletter or variant, usually contracted by opening dodgy email attachments.

VBS = Visual Basic Script

Run an up-to-date virus scanner ASAP.

Your MP3's are probably still intact, but will have been given the "hidden" attribute.

Goto: Folder Options -> View tab
Uncheck: hide extensions for known filetypes
Checkmark: show hidden files & folders

Now go back to your MP3 dir
The original MP3's should be visible again.
Delete all the VBS files (if your virus scanner hasn't done so already)
Then select all MP3's (Ctrl+A) -> File menu -> Properties -> uncheck: hidden

Good luck!
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