I think I picked up a virus on my memory card at an internet cafe. I don’t normally use internet cafes, but I was trying to help a local out, and I guess it backfired on me.
Anyway, I’m reasonably sure some sort of virus, but I guess I might be wrong.
Here are some facts:
1) when the card is in my camera, it tells me that there are 5 pictures remaining that can be taken. That seems right, as when the problem occured, there were 5 pictures left to be taken on that memory card.
2) however, when I put the card in my laptop, or a secure pc here in the office, then none of the photos/videos are displayed.
3) I’ve opened up the folder, and I’ve checked the box that says to display hidden files.
4) I downloaded cardregister.com. That displayed the photos on my card, but not the videos. If I pay $39.00 or whatever it is, then I can save the photos to my pc, but not the videos. I just want to remove the virus, as I can save the files myself.
Is it OK for me to run a scan on my memory card? There are photos and videos on it, and I don’t want to accidentally erase them. I don’t want to accidentally put a virus on this pc either. My Mother will kill me !!!
Any other advice is deeply appreciated.
Many thanks in advance,