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    OK, I was LANing with some friends when my CDRW drive starting flipping out. It would go in and out as if something was hitting the eject button. I unplugged the network cable and the problem stopped. Normally I have a firewall up but I had it disabled at the time. I restarted my comp and plugged the cable back in and it seemed to cure the problem.

    *flash forward a few days*

    Now, whenever i disable the firewall when i'm on the internet, my CD drive will start to do this again. Not right away but eventually. This bothered me some much that I bought a new CDRW drive and have completely unhooked the old one. I have yet to experience this problem again, but I have not disabled the firewall for fear of this happening again.

    Can anyone tell me how I can cure this "possesed" drive?
    If you need more info, just let me know.

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    it sounds like it may be a virus
    a mate of mine had that problem after getting infected by the kryptonic ghost virus (a gay msn virus) have you tried running a virus scan?

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    I have run norton several times but it found nothing.

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    i dont think it would be a virus, cause once the virus gets past the firewall the first time and into the system, it doesnt do anything with internet traffic throught the router
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    Good point!

    As this phenomenon does not occur while the system is protected by a firewall, I'm thinking along the lines of trojan rather than virus.

    Try Spybot Search & Destroy;
    http://spybot.eon.net.au/

    Adaware would be an additional resource to consider.

    AV software isn't always geared for malware other than viruses. Just my opinion of course, but Norton is a rather lacking solution at best anyway.
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    All this talk of trojans has me thinking. Everyonce in a while, Internet Security will pop up and tell me that someone attempted to hack my comp with a backdoor trojan or something like that. I downloaded Adware and it out about 70 different files that were "bad" for lack of a better word. I'll put my other CDRW drive back in and let you all know how things go.

    Keep your fingers crossed.

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    You may also want to try the trial version of The Cleaner
    http://www.moosoft.com/ . It hunts for trojans only.
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    I think someone from the LAN party got onto your computer. Made themselves a backdoor and trys to "play" with you when online (i.e. when your firewall is down)

    I've never seen it happen, but thats what i think anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.KBD87
    All this talk of trojans has me thinking. Everyonce in a while, Internet Security will pop up and tell me that someone attempted to hack my comp with a backdoor trojan or something like that. I downloaded Adware and it out about 70 different files that were "bad" for lack of a better word. I'll put my other CDRW drive back in and let you all know how things go.

    Keep your fingers crossed.
    WAIT!!!!!
    Before you do that, Kazaa loads a !@#$-load of Ad-ware onto your computer. So, if you have kazaa, u have to be careful not to delete the "Cydoor" Files. There should be about 6 of them. If you are using Ad-Aware, delete the ones that have a piture of building blocks stacked on top of each other looking pic, but keep the 3 other ones with a pic of files and folders.
    Other wise, kazaa wont load.
    But you can delete all the other stuff.
    Note: Those 3 Cydoor files get loaded back onto ur comp each time u restart KaZaA. If you run Win2K, then you wont beable to type in any exploer.exe based programs without it crashing
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    Bottom line;
    If you run Kazaa, you have no respect whatsoever for you PC.
    Additionally, if you know what Kazaa does then you show a blatant disregard for all users of the internet.

    Anyone who runs such malware willingly is not playing with a full deck.
    It is a scourge, a plague and a miscreant of the highest order.

    If it were to cobble your system so bad that it no longer was able to access the net, I would applaud.

    Stealing clicks from honest webmasters, that is about as foul as foul-play gets.

    If I ever found such rubbish on my system, somebody better call an ambulance. Be it the installer or myself, someone is going to be taking a ride.
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