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Old 07-03-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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Are there viruses that delete "My Documents", or other malware that target that folder? And, the funny part, if you rename it, will it help? I've seen a spyware folder installed in My Documents.
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OK,

Download:

Windows Defender (microsoft.com)
Ad-aware SE (Download.com)
Spybot search and distroy (download.com)
Ewido (ewido.net)

Also post a hijackthis log (download.com)

That should get rid of it
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:09 AM   #3
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I already got it removed by Counterspy. Windows Defender... that's a malware remover as well as a hardware firewall?
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Windows Defender is not a firewall.
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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Oh, I see... I have a question. Are there any viruses that target destruction of the My Documents folder, and if so, would changing the name of the folder help any?
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There aren't really a lot of viruses focused on destruction anymore. A lot of them are focused on opening holes for adware and spyware.

Renaming the folder won't help because the virus would just target the directory. Just get a good firewall and you will be fine, and if you already have it do what Computer Genius said.
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Yeah... I got ZoneAlarm Pro.
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