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Strawberry virus aftermath [Moved]


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#1 CJustin

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:21 PM

Hi all,

I have discovered some problems related to the strawberry virus, which I had previously removed with a program called the "strawberry juicer" - it worked and I'm not getting any more of the "baguio" pop-ups, but two problems remain:

1. Whenever I try to access msconfig, there is a message saying that I need to log on as administrator. I can still access msconfig after I close this window.

2. The autorun feature for removable drives does not work, even after changing the settings in XP and altering the registry values (these two methods were found using a search engine).

If anyone can resolve these two problems I will greatly appreciate it.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:59 PM

I have no knowledge of Strawberry Juicer, but several programs now disable autoruns intentionally



Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:These types of infections usually involve malware that modifies and loads an autorun.inf (configuration) file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable) along with a malicious executable. When the removable media is inserted (mounted), autorun looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes the malicious file to run silently on your computer. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the removable media is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.
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#4 CJustin

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:18 PM

Thanks, maybe I'll forget about the autorun problem. What about the pop-up administrator message for msconfig?

I will provide a screenshot soon to clarify.




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