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« on: March 12, 2005, 09:41:05 AM »

I use a Mac G5 with OSX.
I have been having problems with Itunes.
The files keep on getting lost so that when I go to play a track on the playlist it says that the original file could not be found.
I have lost  about a thousand tracks.
I try and locate the lost tack in finder but its no good.
They seem to have been zapped for good.
Is there are virus that does this?
What should I do?
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005, 12:07:43 AM »

This should probably be in the mac forum.  Sorry, I don't know mac, can't help you. (much)  But it sure does sound like a virus that is searching out music files to delete.  As far as I know there are no viruses in the wild for mac osX.  However you could have a MS Office macro virus.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005, 01:07:19 AM »

New Virus Targets Music Files

You might call it an undercover agent: this virus is aimed directly at MP3 pirates. It masquerades as a DVD-cracking program, thus attracting the audience that tends to download copyrighted files. But it's really a worm that deletes your music files and some software programs. The problem is that the virus doesn't distinguish between illegally and legally downloaded files, so even if your MP3s are bought and paid for, it will still attempt to wipe them out. Read more about it here:
http://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=050426SE-Music_Virus

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005, 07:55:03 PM »

From the winxpnews article you linked to "The malicious software affects PCs running Microsoft Windows"  Same symptoms, but this guy is runing a mac.  We'd need more info to know if he's infected with this virus.
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