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Windows cannot find Resycled\boot.com


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#1 markmalone23

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:55 PM

Hi all, firstly a bit of background..
My computer got infected with "backdoor.tidserv!inf" virus the other day, and after following instructions another user received from "Mark" , I downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, ran the program several times, and eventually removed all traces of the infection, however, in the process of doing a full scan, I (mistakenly, I think) scanned my F drive - an external harddrive with 50+ Gb of music, as well as 100+ movies and my entire family photo collection on it... Now, when I try to open this drive I get an error mesage - "Windows cannot find "Rescyled\boot.com" and have no idea how to fix this one! Please help, I am new to Bleepingcomputer, understand basic computer stuff, but follow instructions very well. I am at a loss and need help....

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:05 AM

That is a worm. Rescyled\boot.com

Please update MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware and retry a scan. Then, post the log in your next reply.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:32 AM

Also please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well. Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that is plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:01 AM

Here is a copy of the log from Malawarebytes Anti-malware:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1623
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

6/01/2009 5:59:10 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-06 (17-59-10).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 53159
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:58 AM

Thankyou!!! I have downloaded Flash dis-infector and that has done the trick. I am a newbie here, and will be sure to look no further then the good folk at bleeping computer if i have any more dramas. Once again thanks heaps. You have saved another poor soul from an inevitable computer related death! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:07 AM

You're welcome.

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software, crack sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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