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USB Flash Virus

by jeremy_wood / April 6, 2015 2:28 AM PDT

My AVG couldn't catch some virus from USB flash drive.
The virus copies the real folder, creates a shortcut for it and hides this shortcut.
So you can only see infected folder, which is visible and seems like initial one, but is not initial.
Who faces this type of virus and what did you do to remove it?

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Used to be a thing of the past. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2015 2:43 AM PDT
In reply to: USB Flash Virus

As the bad folk discovered to use Autorun on USB and other media, Microsoft turned off the autorun feature. Some folk turn it back on and find these viruses or other things again.

Stock settings mean we have to help such viruses install. Is there more to this story?

As to why AVG doesn't catch it, what if it's just an autorun, batch file and autorun is enabled? No antivirus stops that!

To remove a virus we have to know more about it. As to autorun, you need to turn that off. Here's how:

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by jeremy_wood / April 21, 2015 9:11 PM PDT

Thanks for your answer!

Already tried to turn off autorun feature, but that was not only autorun.inf.

Some other virus (or maybe the same one) create Recycle folder right on USB, and places itself here.

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Tried and failed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2015 12:47 AM PDT
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by jeremy_wood / May 20, 2015 11:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Tried and failed?

I can't say, that completely lost control. This virus doesn't spread to other directories, since there's no more its source - infected USB flash drive.
But I still want to remove it from the directory it lives now. And preferably without formatting my c: Happy

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2015 12:22 AM PDT
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Try more
by miarajassy / April 9, 2015 4:32 PM PDT
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I think you should try some other viruses which more powerful or you should enhance your superscription for more support .

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Shortcut Virus
by LeonardKonrad / May 9, 2015 1:29 AM PDT
In reply to: USB Flash Virus

That Shortcut Virus.

It hide folders and create shortcuts looks same as folders.
After that there is no way to access those folder.

I have a super solution for this Shortcut Virus.
This will remove the virus from your Flash Drive and will recover all hidden files folders.

Visit http://www.shortcutvirusremover.com.

Download Shortcut Virus Remover. 100% free application to remove this crap.

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by jeremy_wood / May 20, 2015 11:48 PM PDT
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Thanks, I'll probably should try.
Nothing else helps (

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