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That sounds more like a folder security app.
Due to folk asking for security on USB drives some do exactly that on some machines. As autorun has changed over the years this autolaunch of the security is failing for most. So as presented it does not sound like a virus but some security on the drive.
I tend to format the drive and skip such features.
The more I think about it, the more it sounds like security
Too bad the make/model of the drive is not available.
Sooner or later you'll bump into some USB issue. If what Robert suggests maybe a security app type failure or use that got hosed, then its some other USB issue. The plain fact, USB tend to not last as a permanent storage. I suggest you try the USB device on another PC and check results. If it works elsewhere retrieve whatever. Once files are gotten then re-use the USB device by formatting, etc.. and return to use.
This problem is probably all due to improper "dismount" of drive -OR- spike surge if left attached and then do a PC power-ON to include just sitting there attached to the PC. It is a weak link as electronics are minor and fall victim to outside forces. Also, if frequent use of the USB device is the norm it may lose the contents as it reshuffles the FAT to attune to contents, NOT the formatted nature of the device but file table. Let's NOT forget that ESD/static is still a problem and can easily do damage to "handled devices".
I will see if formating will work!!!
i hope the format will work on it i will try.
but what made me think of a virus or something is that once i pluged my usb memory it showed like this so i said maybe the usb has been infected because i use it on many laptops.
then I plugged another usb and same thing happened.
Then I plugged my external HDD and here's the same action going !!!
that's why i'm wondering !!!
anyway i will try my memories on another pc and try to format them then let you know what happens.
Thank you for your time
Use your AV to scan the USB device. You can usually point to a "removable media" location, depending on what AV you use. Otherwise, it will default to some HD, just point to another storage media aka, USB storage to prove it is/isn't a virus, trojan, etc.. -----Willy
Nothing worksed at all !!!
IWhen i first plugged the USB on a different PC, the files were still inside this unnamed file so I copied the the file to another safe pc and i formated the USB and my External HDD, then i plugged them in the same PC and it showed nothing again.
When I re-plugged the usb drives to my pc, same problem showed again.
And i already tried two anti-virus and none of them showed a thing in my pc !!!
Any ideas please!!
Thank you again
Nothing worked at all !!!
I think there might be virus problem and that might have corrupted your USB.
Scan with more than resident A/V
USB having virus infection
It is for sure that your USB is having virus infection. Scan it with an antivirus that you might be using. A complete scan will allow you to see the virus infection. And if your antivirus is not able to detect the virus infection then it is time you should change your virus. You can use Norton, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Avast or Avira. There are many options available, but these are some of the trust worthy names.
Scan your USB and if the virus is still not detected from your old antivirus program then update your antivirus to check any other infection in future.. and for now you can format your USB to get rid of the virus.