Virus that effects mp3s?

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  1. cdtoaster

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    just wondering if its possible of anyone has heard of it.
    a couple of my mp3s are appear to have errors in them now (little skips and stuff) which wernt there before. im wondering how this could of happened. i've run disc tests on the hdd and there seem to be no errors. could errors be caused by cheap pci expansion cards? just by reading off the disc?
     
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    there are, but also - file corruption, it happens.

    try the actual files on another PC.
     
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  3. oaks101

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    yer this happens on my ipod sometimes song plays for like 5 secs then skips it. think its because i downloaded badly.
     
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    Errors on the Mp3 device on on the PC?
     
  5. noob2006

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    this has happened to me a few time. i found that if i downloaded it again it works.
     
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    PC, and they are files which did not have errors before
    there are also errors on the mp3 palyer but i figured it might be the player itself. I'm more concerned about files on the pc which used to be fine having errors
     
  7. ttv8

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    my music was corrupted by a not so stable overclock a few years ago, especially when i moved and copied folders around. see what happens if you go back to stock
     
  8. Tornhelm

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    Alternatively, are you using an unpatched Windows 7? That can play havoc with your mp3 collection too.
     
  9. jab_au

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    Generally my experiences is that the file is damaged.

    I've seen code exploits in meta data, and MP3's that are actually EXE's.
     

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