Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

General discussion

Destrukto virus...gone but suffering from aftermath

by lilmister / December 10, 2007 9:08 AM PST

Hey everyone,
can someone please help me? recently my laptop has been infected with some "destrukto" virus. I'm not much of a computer expert so i can't give any real description, but what it does is pop up a window saying "DESTRUKTO" when some operations are done. I've been able to 'kill' it using a program called "flash disinfector" (might have been renamed". The pop ups don't happen anymore but now whenever i connect my flash drive to the usb or insert a cd, the autoplay function does not start. Usually when i put in an audio cd to rip music it would tell me what i want to do, but now i have to manually do it myself. I checked my control panel and everything is set to run the autoplay and yet it does not work. Is it because there is a file missing in system 32? My computer's os is windows vista home premium.
Please help me!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Destrukto virus...gone but suffering from aftermath
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Destrukto virus...gone but suffering from aftermath
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Try this..
by Donna Buenaventura / December 10, 2007 10:14 AM PST

If "Ask me everytime" is already selected in CP of Auto Play in Vista... try to click "reset to default"
Reboot when done then try again to insert a CD or plug-in the flash drive.

Collapse -
Still no result
by lilmister / December 10, 2007 8:45 PM PST
In reply to: Try this..

Sorry, i've done what was said but still no result. The autoplay still doesn't work. Personally, i think that there is something wrong with or something missing in system 32. Is there like a file that executes autoplay?

Collapse -
In that case, try System File Checker tool in Vista
by Donna Buenaventura / December 10, 2007 10:19 PM PST
In reply to: Still no result

Instructions on how to use it at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833 - "Some Windows Vista functions may not work, or Windows Vista may stop responding"

Open Command Prompt as administrator (by launching it using 'run as administrator') then type sfc /scannow
Hit OK to start the tool.

Let us know how it goes.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?