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how to deal with possible infected jumpdrive


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#1 xtullyx16

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:39 AM

I have jumpdrive that i saved my documents onto.. I put it into my pc and had avast scan it and avast found 2 trojans. But, i then reformatted both C: and D: becaue of other viruses already on my comp. So, now with my fresh computer how would u guys go about installing my jump drive in??

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

how would u guys go about installing my jump drive in??


Hold down the shift key while inserting the drive

Download and run this app.

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: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.
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