View Full Version : i think i have a virus

11-12-2001, 01:50 PM
Recently on my machine (after running a keygen program - for educational purposes only, of course) the folder settings on my machine have been going mental.

The system keeps changing file icons for the network icon - first it was *.doc, then *.txt, then *.gif.
Does anyone know the culprit? My virus scanner didnt dsetect anything - but its not normal system behaviour (even for win98!)

11-12-2001, 01:53 PM
try restarting, I donno but it fixes it for me.

11-12-2001, 02:06 PM
have a look at an earlier thread on this board, it similar to your question
not to do with file extensions but with icons.

11-12-2001, 04:30 PM
I had this too. when I had win98. It always happend when I ran a certain program. all the exe's had the word icon (or an other)I scanned with mcafee and he didn't gave a single virus. Now I use win2k and haven't had the problem yet. But I also haven't run that program yet.
I don't think you have much to worry about. It is probably a win98 anomaly

11-12-2001, 09:37 PM
happens to me all the time, even after i reformat...no worries, just windows way of making itsself feel secure ;)

11-13-2001, 12:00 AM
Could be a trojan. As per the ICON post memtioned by C_CODER (originated by TOMKAT and his TakeOver app).

Needs to run an app to open the ports/sockets for it's evil master.

Look here for some advice


They have socket tester programs.