Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Cyber Safety and Computer Security
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-13-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
computerpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 231
Default Found This, Need Advice ASAP!

I found these two batch files on my computer the other day, I did not open them but I did open them up in notepad. Here are the two codes I found:

Code:
@echo off del C:\\windows\System32



Code:
@echo off
color 7
echo Initializing Crash and Burn Sequence
pause
echo off
del C:\windows\system32

Are these dangerous and will they actually delete windows32?
__________________

computerpro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2007, 11:41 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
DJ-CHRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,203
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via MSN to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via Yahoo to DJ-CHRIS
Default Re: Found This, Need Advice ASAP!

They could do quite some harm, not sure how the first one would behave due to the two \\'s

The second one would require the user to press enter before anything is done to the computer
__________________

DJ-CHRIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
computerpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 231
Default Re: Found This, Need Advice ASAP!

but is it possible to delete and entire folder?
computerpro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 05:55 PM   #4
In Runtime
 
lhamil64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 398
Default Re: Found This, Need Advice ASAP!

Hmmm.. well it might be possible that the folder could be deleted, but with windows running then Windows probably won't let it be deleted. Altho the commandline is pretty powerful, and i read on a forum the the programming language i use, that someone deleted the windows folder using it. Just to be save, DO NOT OPEN THESE! I would attempt to delete them right away. Oh and by the way, just curious, what are they named?
__________________
--Lee
Website/Blog: http://lhamil64.wordpress.com
lhamil64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007, 07:23 PM   #5
BSOD
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 94
Default Re: Found This, Need Advice ASAP!

just quarantine the two folders..if you don't know what the batch is then definitely don't open it!
If they don't delete then quarantine is your best and maybe even only option.
Berry05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 03:23 AM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default Re: Found This, Need Advice ASAP!

well i think they are completely safe,

i heard about a so called virus with a batch file that was either,

@echo off
format C:

or

@echo off
del C:\system32

and although i never tried them 1's in specefic i did have a file i wanted to delete noce i was uninstalling itunes and it cocked up so i went to C:/programs/itunes and deleted manually although there were 2 files that wouldnt go so i figured i know ill use my knoledge of that "virus" so i went to cmd, typed

@echo off
del C:/program files/itunes/mysteryfile.extnesion

and it still wouldnt delete so if it cant delete a simple itunes file its not gonna kill system32
__________________

__________________
He who has never failed has never attempted anything worth succeeding at.

Dont Eat Animals, Its Not Good For Them And They Dont Like It!
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0