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Virus adding autorun file and trojan to removable storage devices


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#1 rocklobster1

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

Hi,

Every time I add a removable storage device to my computer, usb pen drives or memory cards etc Avast flashes up a warning about a virus/worm and a trojan and sure enough when I check my removable storage there are two new files added:

Autorun.inf
BV: AutoRun-G[Wrm]
Malware Type: Virus/Worm

When I use avast it either attempts to delete the file and says "Cannot process specified file" or I can remove it and the files just add's itself back onto the removable storage. I have run various scans and too be honest I don't exactly know what I'm looking for, as I'm not sure what kind of file or virus is continuing to add this autorun file to any removable storage, I checked a few forums and people thought that if you disable autorun on removable storage devices and then run a virus scan and remove the infected files. I have attached my hijackthis log, so was hoping somebody would be able to spot something that is causing this autorun.inf file to be added to any removable storage device and added again once it has been removed...

Thanks,
Mark

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#2 Shannon2012

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:18 AM

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We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
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Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:09 AM

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