I feel a bit embarrassed posting as I have always been able to fix these annoying virus related problems through the help of Forums like this one without actually posting.
OS: WinXP SP3
Virus origin: USB hard drive
Symptoms: Folders converted into shortcuts, CMD won't run
So after much research it appears to be related to the autorun.inf virus but repeated attempts to delete these files using the safe mode command line editor, haven't solved the problem. I should add that I have infected 2 laptops, 2 external drives and a flash drive. So I'm starting to feel a bit confused and distressed, I would really appreciate any help.....
EDIT: Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 24 April 2010 - 09:03 AM.