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Viruses and Malware
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
I once looked into photo recovery, and there are dedicated programs out there which can recover damaged picture files. I will admit that they didn't work for me, but they are meant to. Google it, I can't remember names.
Also I remember reading an online article on how you CAN get viruses from dedicated kiosks. They come from other people's cards, and then to yours, then to either your camera (yes, you can damage the firmware) or computer.
I asked my local photo shop, and they have antivirus on their setups, but some places DON'T have anything.
Sorry for being vague about names/article links; its been a while since I found this out.
I currently have a virus which causes my my pictures folder to crash whenever I try to access the files. I always develop my pics at Wal Mart. Until now I hadn't considered the possibility of getting the virus from there. Hmmmm...... Does anyone know of a virus that attacks the my pictures folder on XP?
I've read article that Photo Frame had been shipped from a factory containing viruses. I don't know if it's true but it's definitely possible for any device such as a photo frame, usb stick, SD card external hard drive etc. to even come preinstalled with a virus if for some reason it was tested in a factory on an infected computer. If you have a good AV on your computer it should detect it and quarantine it. But it's best to turn off auto-runs as Leo saiad.
In an explorer window go to Tools->Folder options->view and un-check "hide extensions for known file types" option. This is one of the most dangerous defaults settings of all time.
It's possible to name an executable file as for example picture.jpg.exe and if the extension is hidden you might be fooled into thinking you have a picture file. If you have a file with a double extension where the final extension is executable odds are high its a virus.
Also beware of screen saver files .scr. The name means screen saver but your computer handles it exactly the same as an .exe file.
Good day to You..
My computer is having a problem. It was started when i downloaded a file yesterday..
Occassionaly when i try to open the mozilla firefox and the other icon on the windows.
the result was this
=Java Virtual machine launcher-Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Progaram files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe.
At night when i turn to open my computer this was the result
=Java Virtual machine launcher-Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Progaram files\ahead\lib\NMBg monitor.exe
=Java virtual machine launcher-Invalid or currupt C:\windows\systems32\ctfmon.exe
=Java virtual machine launcher-Invalid or currupt C:\yahoo.\Messenger\yahoo messenger.exe
=Java virtual machine launcher-Invalid or currupt C:\program files\USB Disk Security\USB Guard exe.
=Java virtual machine launcher-Invalid or currupt C:Program\ALWILS-I\Avast4\ash Disp.exe.
=Java virtual machine launcher-Invalid or currupt C:\program files\ Messenger\msmsgs.exe.
As i understand about it,all the program and the system was corrupted.
What does it mean?Thus it a virus?What should i do to get it back?Is there any solution aside for repormatting my computer?
Please send me a reply……
-When god make you-
A virus is a sequence of 1's and 0's stored in memory. a photo is 1's and 0's stored in memory, therefore, in theory would it not be possible to take a photos of something that would write the exact sequence of 1's and 0's into memory that is in itself the exact coding of a computer virus?
can virus enter my pc through infected cd or dvd files?
please answer me in detail if yes, how
A CD or DVD which contains an executable file infected by a virus can infect your machine with a virus.
This can happen and does happen: to me for instance! I had to upload some pictures from my camera to a common-use computer located at one on my company's training facilities. The computers there, to put it kindly, are very poorly maintained.
When I returned to the office to upload pictures from my camera onto my office computer I suddenly got the 'devil with a pitchfork and red anti-circle mark' depicting a viral infection. I reported it to the information systems people and they had me disconnect my computer from the LAN and run a full virus scan.
The moral of this story is to NEVER plug your camera into an untested computer. If you have to transfer picture files, either use a file sharing site or load them onto a portable memory device.
I use a portable 40GB HD which for some reason seems to be virus-proof.
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