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.Trash-999, Can Anybody Help, infected?


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#1 rogue212

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:56 PM

Hi, I've done a low level format, overwrote my drive several times with KillDisk and re-installed my OS several times but this folder keeps appearing on my usb sticks and external drives, .Trash-999. I followed some instructions on bleeping computers and downloaded Flash Disinfector, which when sent to VirusTotal was full of infections, I found a file from this on one of my usb pen drives which I must have missed, is it this causing the re-infection.

I don't know what this folder is but when googled most people say it's a worm of some kind, can anybody tell me if this is part of running a ubuntu live cd or tell me anything, thanks.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

I believe this file is created by Ubuntu as a recycle bin safe zone. If you are deleting something while using Ubuntu see if it shows up in this file. You should be able to delete the contents and they will be sent to the recycle bin if you are also running windows on the machine. You can then empty the recycle bin. :)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

Joell is correct it;s the Linux rectcle bin and your malware was dumped there.

Run Flash D on the drive and the PC.

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.


When you plug the drive into the clean computer make sure you hold down the SHIFT key, which will stop any AutoRuns from executing. You can then run this tool:


Running On a clean Comp
You would need to run sub's flash disinfector on the clean computer first and hold down the shift key before connecting the external drive.
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