How do I get rid of an attachment I did not download


i download music from Limewire frequently, and I noticed a porn file in the "My Shared" file where music is downloaded to. I know I didnt download it and no one else uses my computer, so I think its an attachment to a song I downloaded at some point, i'm pretty sure this happend to my friend. When I click delete, it says the file cant delete because it is being used by another program or person. I have tried restarting, and closing everything i have running, turning off my internet, and running anti-virus programs, and it still cant be deleted, moved, or even renamed. I really cant reformat my computer, I have too much valuable information and files. Plase help, this is an embarassing problem.


This question was answered on July 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It sound like you been hijack by some spyware or adware program running in the background of you pc

And more than likely you are running internet explorer at home to go to the internet that usually how you get those kinds of programs that download porn or other things of the net Without your permission try using another browser like Mozilla it does not have that problem like IE

Also try downloading Ad-aware by lavasoft it free to use or if you like it you can buy it and it get Update every week it will take those nasty programs out of you computer and it pretty easy to use.

Here is a link read the Software Publisher's Description

I hope that help you out good luck

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 27, 2004