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Virus infecting my USB's. makes all the file .cmd executables.
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Default Virus infecting my USB's. makes all the file .cmd executables. - 05-21-2013, 10:30 | posts: 791 | Location: Lahore , Pakistan

So I have this virus on my netbook, it is very annoying, whatever USB I plug in automatically turns all the files inside it into "shortcuts" and run a CMD exectuable. I would prefer using the "reinstall OS from scratch as a last resort, but can someone tell me an easier solution outside of running an anti virus / scan etc? if so can you please tell me something light?

Its a netbook with 1 GB of ram so please be gentle.

The files and all run but if I do run something then it shows a cmd box for a split second and disappears, and then the file runs.

can someone please help me get rid of this pain in the ass virus?

Forgot to mention system

running a netbook

1.6 Ghz Atom
1GB Ram
160GB HDD

etc and on Win 7 32 bit
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 10:39 | posts: 1,653 | Location: Romania

Make a full scan with MBAM as a first try.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 11:01 | posts: 1,354 | Location: Moscow, Russia

The most easier solution is to give netbook to the specialist.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 13:16 | posts: 3,272 | Location: UK

Or just format Windows.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 13:33 | posts: 702 | Location: Tonawanda

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Or just format Windows.
That won't work if it has a MBR infection. Formatting the HDD will leave the MBR intact.

I would run a Live Windows to cure this infection. http://www.ubcd4win.com/

Download and run this app TDSSKILLER from the Live Windows http://media.kaspersky.com/utilities...tdsskiller.exe

Another Option Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus tool

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/...ase/52053.aspx

Kaspersky Rescue Disk

http://support.kaspersky.com/4162

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Default 05-21-2013, 21:16 | posts: 1,842

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That won't work if it has a MBR infection. Formatting the HDD will leave the MBR intact.
<SNIP>
Insert GPartEd CD, run Secure Erase.
   
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@mmicrosysm
very good advices
may i add something to the mix?
on a separate computer (assuming it is clean) download Yumi USB
get another usb thumbdrive,plug it in ,run yumi,choose your usb drive letter,choose whatever you like from antivirus software list(i use Avira,Bitdefender and Panda).
Boot up your infected machine from this live usb you just created,while boots you can safely connect to LAN ,choose an antivirus from the list,let it do the magic.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 21:41 | posts: 702 | Location: Tonawanda

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Insert GPartEd CD, run Secure Erase.
That will work for MBR infections

@anticupidon just tested the Yumi USB.... NICE Will add this to my ever so growing arsenal of PC weapons

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