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Flash disinfector doesn't do anything


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#1 Etepetete

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

I downloaded the newest version and tried running it on my laptop. The hour glass blips on the screen for a fraction of second a couple of times and that's it. No prompt to attach usb devices and click OK as in the previous version. No creation of the autorun.inf folder or undeletable file.

Anybody experiencing the same?

I tried the previous version, it didn't work anymore, which is why I downloaded the newest version. When I say it doesn't work, it means that I do receive the prompts to attach my usb devices and click OK. The problem is, that the usual autorun.inf folder with the undeletable file <lpt3.This folder was created by Flash_Disinfector> is not created.

And no, I'm not infected. My usb sticks see a lot of different computers. I just wanted to prepare one for use using flash disinfector.

Regarding the new version I downloaded:

size: 132597 bytes

CRC-32: 9B3E08F1

MD5: A37C8C8523B2027897BE24C9DEC7CF35

SHA1: A87F73D3665683F244CD90A8E447C901F9E068A8

My laptop OS = XP SP3

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#2 Etepetete

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

I formated a partition on my pc hd and noticed my usb mp3 player wasn't protected and decided to try flash disinfector on my pc.

Same problems as with my notebook, the newer version doesn't do anything except copy nircmd.exe, vfind.exe and pv.exe into the temp directory of the current user. Having a backup of the older version of flash disinfector I tried it and it worked! (older version doesn't use pv.exe)

Here the info regarding the older version:

CRC-32: E1BE6145

MD5: 175E08EA1F0196B90677689F63D431E0

SHA1: E8DBDEF73945A458326DDED20A82F5279B4AAAC8

My pc OS = XP SP3

I wish I could get flash disinfector to work on my notebook.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:59 AM

Where are you downloading it from?
Try here:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/...Disinfector.exe
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:32 AM

In the mean time, I have had to do a clean install of my OS on my laptop and the problem is now fixed.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:05 AM

Alternatively, you can download and use Panda USB Vaccine.
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  • Double-click on USBVaccineSetup.exe to install the program to C:\Program Files\Panda USB Vaccine.
  • Read and accept the license agreement, then click Next.
  • When setup completes, make sure "Launch Panda USB Vaccine" is checked and click Finish to open the program.
  • Click the Vaccinate computer button. It should now show a green checkmark and confirm Computer vaccinated.
  • Hold down the Shift key and insert your USB flash drive.
  • When the name of the drive appears in the dialog box, click the button to Vaccinate USB drive(s).
  • Exit the program when done
Note: Computer Vaccination will prevent any AutoRun file from running, regardless of whether the removable device is infected or not. USB Vaccination disables the autorun file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced and creates an AUTORUN_.INF as protection against malicious code. The Panda Resarch Blog advises that once USB drives have been vaccinated, they cannot be reversed except with a format. If you do this, be sure to back up your data files first or they will be lost during the formatting process.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:57 AM

On topic, sort of. Curious as to the difference between the autorun.inf flash disinfector creates and manually creating one then setting the attributes to read only, archive, and invisible if so desired.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

Doing that essentially does the same thing.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:09 PM

Thank you Quietman7. Thought that was the case but was`t sure if flash disinfector worked a little extra voodoo or not.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:16 PM

was`t sure if flash disinfector worked a little extra voodoo or not.

But it does...when running the tool, it has routines which will actually remove some malware infections.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:20 PM

Understood on the removal. I was referring more to the preemptive procedure of the .inf file creation. It is one of the first things I do on all my flash drives when purchased, pre-possible infection exposure.




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