0_0 Posted November 24, 2009 Share Posted November 24, 2009 I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place - move the post if you see fit. OK, I don't know exactly what happened and I didn't notice anything wrong until last Saturday. I came home late, my PC was off, I fired it up and updated Avast free, Malwarebytes free, Spyware Terminator free. I ran PerfectDisk 10 on 2 partitions using Smart Placement - rebooted. I then went to amd.com and attempted to download a pdf file, when I tried to save it to my downloads folder I was presented with a warning - read-only location and the file was saved with zero bytes. I checked the folder and sure enough it was read only. I attempted to uncheck read-only in properties, applied but no luck - it is once again read-only - newly created folders the same. Long story short ALL my folders (as far as I can tell not any files) are read-only, 4 partitions on 2 accounts, both admin, and I can't remove the read-only properties to save my life. One strange thing happened (only once), when I unchecked read-only on a folder and clicked apply - the hidden files and folders appeared - only once, but this doesn't sound good. The only software I installed has been the latest portable stuff from the source, Filezilla, Notepad++, CCleaner. I forgot, I also ran CCleaner with the modest settings recommended - no registry edits just crap cleaning. I must admit I only use ZoneAlarm Pro while online, and I think this might very well be my first virus. I spent Sunday and Monday, maybe 12 hours total running all that I knew and had (above apps) and McAfee Avert Stinger, f-secure BlackLight, MS MRT v3.1 (full scan 4 hrs), Trend Micro's Sysclean - nothing found. I did want to run a few online scans but I decided not to when the files were anywhere from 10 to 15 megs (I'm on dialup) and I figured the download would get foobared should I get disconnected. I am clueless when it comes to the advanced features of Windows XP Pro and would like to know where to look for such system wide settings - security policy or wherever. Any help would be appreciated. BTW, I apologize in advance should the condition affect my internet connection and I can't respond right away. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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