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Do music cd's contain a malware program?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nine4dnine, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. nine4dnine

    nine4dnine Thread Starter

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    I have owned my hp pavillon notebook for about 8 months. My os is windows xp media center edition. On 2 seperate occasions, I have copied my music CD collection, (about 45 CD's) to my hard drive. Theres plenty of room for this. However, shortly after i copy the CD's, my computer begins to slow down drastically! It takes up to 10 minutes to boot up. Music and videos dont play. I cant go online. And if you click on any program, or try to play a game, you're just out of luck!.
    I have tried contacting my computers manufacturer, (HP) for a solution. Either they cant comprehend the nature of my problem, or they dont have an answer. I have even tried contacting microsoft. They wouldnt give me any free advice.
    So, I ended up formatting my hard drive, on both occasions. On one occasion, I tried rolling back my computer to an earlier date. But this is just a temporary solution, as the problem takes about a week to return. I've also tried deleting all my music files from my computer. But this doesnt help.
    The only thing i can figure, is that music CD's contain some type of malicious software, that affects your systems performance. I have a amd 3100+ processor, 100gb hard drive, 1.25gb RAM.
    I'd really like to back up all my CD's, to my hard drive. but now I fear having to go through another formatting session. Windows XP even has a folder for storing music. Why?
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Iceworx

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    If the music CD´s are burned, there is a possibility that whoever burned them may have had some sort of malware that attached itself.

    You should always have an anti-virus, and a firewall enabled to ensure security of your system.

    You are capable of scanning the contents of a CD with an anti-virus program such as AVG-Free, without having to move the files into your computer beforehand.
    Just go to "My Computer", Right click on the CD drive and there should be a scan option if a valid anti virus is active. You should also scan the files after having moved them to your music folder for reassurance.
     
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