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"new Folder" In My Usb And Cant Be Deleted...


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#1 tOpAx

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:30 AM

There is a folder in my USB which can never be deleted. I cant also safely remove my USB and also I cant format it. I also try scanning it but cannot be detected. My anti-virus sometimes detect a virus autorun.ini and just healed it, but from time to time after I reboot my computer here it goes again...

I'm using Windows Xp sp2

anti-virus: AVG free(updated)

I already tried the flash disinfector but still the same problem...

Thanks for the help you can offer to me..^_^

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:54 AM

just try this if it will work

try to uncheck in the folder options view tab hide protected operating files
dont delete the genuine windows xp files instead search in the c:\rootdrive unknown or maliciuos files that just came out such as the autorun.inf, .exe extensions (with a folder icon) anything that is to you were not there before the infection occured... i think even if you delete autorun.inf it will still come back because maybe the malware is in the memory so everytime you attemps to delete that file it will still come back the malware rechecks it if it is gone... your flash drive will deny format or even stop from being disconnected becasue of those files that are inside that flash drive... do the same thing above delete maliciuos files that are not part of that flsh drive...

thats all sorry if this doesnt work i only tried this onvce when my usb got infected... hope this will work...
god bless killing them!

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:47 PM

I already tried the flash disinfector but still the same problem.

Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it to help protect your drives from future infection. Are you sure this is not what's being detected?
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:12 AM

I followed your instructions in a post that I have read...
here is the link:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry674799

I just ran flash_disinfector in safe mode and deleted the autorun.inf using CMD following every instruction there in the link...

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:31 AM

Did you have that same infection? You should not follow specific instructions provided to someone else. Instructions given to others have been formulated to fix that particular members problems, NOT YOURS after careful evaluation of the malware involved. Although your problem may be similar, the solution is not always the same. Using someone else's fix instructions could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system. It's best that you tell us what specific issues YOU are having rather than point to someone else.

Again I ask, are you sure the hidden folder named autorun.inf created by Flash_Disinfector is not what's being detected?

As for why you cannot format your usb stick, did you try doing that as indicated in:
Formatting a Flash Drive? Also see Format a USB Drive (scroll down).
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:49 AM

Yeah the autorun.inf...

Im sure its not, its root is on E:

and also I can find one in my C:\windows, everytime I slot in my flash drive and open it...

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:30 AM

Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
press Ok
At the command prompt, copy/paste:
cd \
dir /as /ah >>"C:\Output.txt"
press Enter.
A text file named output.txt will be saved in the root directory (C:\Output.txt).
Open the text file, copy and paste the contents into your next reply.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:01 PM

Is it ok do it in safe mode, cause my CMD cant be opened in normal mode.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:44 PM

Yes, you should be able to do that in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Alternatively, you could Reconfigure Windows XP to show hidden files, folders. Open My Computer, go to Tools > Folder Options and click on the View tab. Under Hidden Files and Folders, check "Show hidden files and Folders", uncheck "Hide Protected operating system Files (recommended)", uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types", and hit Apply > OK.

Then open My Computer, right-click on your primary drive, select "Explore", and search for any autorun.inf at the root. Repeat the search on all your drives (including your flash drive) and let me know what you find.

Whats wrong with your CMD prompt and how long has that not been working?
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:22 PM

Ops I think I'm having a big problem with that, I cant already find the folder options under the Tools tab,

There is a autorun.inf folder in both of my partitions c:, d: but I can find one in my flash drive, all I can see is the "New folder" which cant be deleted...

I really cant be certain when its stop working, all I can remember is that it still works weeks ago, maybe after a virus has affected my computer, and also I cant open my task manager it says: "Task Manager has been disabled by you administrator" but infact im using an administrator account.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:55 PM

The autorun.inf folder on all your partitions was probably placed there by Flash_Disinfector as a preventive measure. However, it now appears you have several more serious issues going on than just that "New" folder on your usb stick. Your first priority should be to get your computer cleaned up by creating and posting a hijackthis log.

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.) If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for the help... I will do what you have instructed me... Thanks again...

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:54 PM

I see that you already have a hijackthis log posted here. When someone replies, you can advise of any other problems your having.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

Thanks for your cooperation and good luck with your log.
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