Deleting MS DOS Files

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Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps crashing,
and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window, but don`t
know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete them?
Regards, Dean.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Deano2005 wrote:
    > Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps crashing,
    > and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window, but don`t
    > know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete them?
    > Regards, Dean.

    Was this someone you KNOW and were you EXPECTING these files?

    --
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Director
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
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    It was a mate, and she was sending me some pics!,and I think one was supposed
    to be a screen saver!, now they`ve hooked onto my c drive, and when I go in
    and delete em, they keep coming back. Also if I`ve got msn open, they send
    themselves to anyone i`m talking to and crash their pc!, nightmare!

    "Gordon" wrote:

    > Deano2005 wrote:
    > > Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps crashing,
    > > and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window, but don`t
    > > know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete them?
    > > Regards, Dean.
    >
    > Was this someone you KNOW and were you EXPECTING these files?
    >
    > --
    > Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    > Gordon Burgess-Parker
    > Director
    > www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Deano2005 wrote:
    > It was a mate, and she was sending me some pics!,and I think one was supposed
    > to be a screen saver!, now they`ve hooked onto my c drive, and when I go in
    > and delete em, they keep coming back. Also if I`ve got msn open, they send
    > themselves to anyone i`m talking to and crash their pc!, nightmare!
    >
    Then you've got one or more viruses.

    DO THIS IMMEDIATELY. Download, install and update one of the free
    antivirus programs. AVG or Avast seem to be the favourites. Do a FULL
    scan and get rid of any virus-contaminated files.

    NEVER open a file from ANYONE before scanning with an up-to-date Anti
    virus program.

    --
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Director
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
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    Help and Support Center > Use Tools.... > Command Line Reference a..z >
    del
    (amongst others)

    hth

    george


    "Deano2005" <Deano2005@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E05C48E6-23E6-4602-8B75-03B86DEB8BAF@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps
    > crashing,
    > and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window, but
    > don`t
    > know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete them?
    > Regards, Dean.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Sorry mate, I don`t understand?, bear in mind I know nothing aboyt pc`s
    whatsover!!, sorry!, could you explain it to me like i`m a 5 yr old!

    "george" wrote:

    > Help and Support Center > Use Tools.... > Command Line Reference a..z >
    > del
    > (amongst others)
    >
    > hth
    >
    > george
    >
    >
    > "Deano2005" <Deano2005@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E05C48E6-23E6-4602-8B75-03B86DEB8BAF@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps
    > > crashing,
    > > and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window, but
    > > don`t
    > > know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete them?
    > > Regards, Dean.
    >
    >
    >
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    Since your subject line indicated (to me anyway) that you were looking for a
    way to delete MS DOS files (or files for that matter) and you've tried
    deleting them through the command windows and did not know which commands
    (and parameters) to use to do that, I thought I'd direct you to the
    information on that subject already present on your system.
    To get at that information go to
    Start,
    Help and Support Center,
    Choose the option in the right column that reads: Use Tools....etc.
    Then in the left column click on the option Command Line Reference a..z
    and then in the right hand side display scroll down to the letter D and
    click on the link named: del
    That will bring up information on the Del command that you could use in the
    command window to get rid of one or more files on your system.
    In order to be able to enter something in that 'command window' you go to
    Start,
    Choose Run
    and type cmd in the box.
    Next hit enter and this will bring up your command window in a nice black
    shade.
    You will get a so called command prompt after which you simply type the
    command you want executed (including any parameters needed) and then hit
    enter again to have the command perform the requested function.

    Now to be honest, judging from your description of what is happening, your
    system behaves like it has been infected by some virus (nice present you got
    there!). Others already suggested ways of possibly getting rid of the virus,
    but IMHO if executing a simple command like del is (apparently) already over
    your head, I fear you using such programs comes close to having a kid play
    with matches.
    Why? Because you'll very likely use them blindly without really knowing
    what's going on.
    Chances are you're going get burned.

    No disrespect meant.
    Just my opinion, but it's your

    george

    "george" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23yqDN%231EFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Help and Support Center > Use Tools.... > Command Line Reference a..z >
    > del
    > (amongst others)
    >
    > hth
    >
    > george
    >
    >
    > "Deano2005" <Deano2005@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E05C48E6-23E6-4602-8B75-03B86DEB8BAF@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps
    >> crashing,
    >> and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window, but
    >> don`t
    >> know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete
    >> them?
    >> Regards, Dean.
    >
    >
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    It was probably not from her. Someone with a virus had her address on the
    computer, the virus found it and used it to forge the From field.

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
    Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
    http://www.fjsmjs.com
    Protect your PC
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/


    "Its only me" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:OhjDCO2EFHA.2232@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > That's some friend you have. She has infected your machine with a VIRUS.
    > Next time you see her face to face, give hers a damn good SLAP. She
    > deserves it.
    >
    > Get yourself a good virus programme, update it and use it. Also, try
    > stinger to remove trojans and virii. Look for it on Google. It's the first
    > hit.
    >
    >
    > "Deano2005" <Deano2005@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:16D8C63E-4410-4248-A909-A5A14621B4B3@microsoft.com...
    >> It was a mate, and she was sending me some pics!,and I think one was
    >> supposed
    >> to be a screen saver!, now they`ve hooked onto my c drive, and when I go
    >> in
    >> and delete em, they keep coming back. Also if I`ve got msn open, they
    >> send
    >> themselves to anyone i`m talking to and crash their pc!, nightmare!
    >>
    >> "Gordon" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Deano2005 wrote:
    >> > > Hi, somebody sent me some ms dos files via msn, and now my pc keeps
    >> > > crashing,
    >> > > and I can`t open msn!! I`ve tried to delete them using cmd window,
    >> > > but don`t
    >> > > know the prompts... can anyone help, or let me another way to delete
    >> > > them?
    >> > > Regards, Dean.
    >> >
    >> > Was this someone you KNOW and were you EXPECTING these files?
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    >> > Gordon Burgess-Parker
    >> > Director
    >> > www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
    >> >
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