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Mal_Otorun1 on my comp, could USB drives be infected too?


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#1 Severas

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

Heya,

I had a previous topic which deals with Mal_Otorun1 on my computer.. been moved to Hijackthis forum, hasn't been resolved yet tho... but my question is.. could my USB Flash drives be infected too? If so, is there a way to clean them out? Most virus scanners aren't able to scan and clean USB Flash drives.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:43 AM

Hi, yes you can run this on the USB

Download and Run FlashDisinfector

You have a flash drive infection. These worms travel through your portable drives. If they have been connected to other machines, they may now be infected.
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 including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
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 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 20 July 2009 - 08:25 AM

Thanks boopme!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:51 PM

You're welcome Severas.
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