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Missing C: Drive in Disk Management


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#1 ChicksHateMe

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

I recently worked on a system that was running OK, but seemed to be acting funny to me, so I did a lot of exploring. I ended up noticing something.

When I was in ADMINISTRATION TOOLS - Computer management - Storage - Disk Management I couldn't see the 'C:' drive. Anyone else have that before?

Here's a post I made in case they want to try it out themselves.

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There's one virus I found recently, that NO anti-virus or malware detectors I had, or that were already installed on the systems, could find. Here's the only sign I ever saw that it was on a system.

1. Go to Control Panel
2. Go to Administrative Tools
3. Go into Computer Management
4. Go into Storage - Disk Management

In Disk Management, look for the same drive letters you see under 'My Computer'. For instance, if you have a C: drive that you boot off of under My Computer, be sure you have it under Disk Management.

ON two systems I recently worked on, I did NOT see a C: drive in Computer management, but it showed under My Computer. I ended up having to remove the drives from the infected system and attached them to another system, then have that system scan the drives. A few programs were able to find the Virus's and remove them while the drives were no longer the boot drive. I then put them back in the original system, and all was ok.

Good Luck 4U2U!!!!

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:54 PM

With all of my explorations, it's very surprising, but I've definitely never seen that one before. Do you remember the exact name of the virus that was causing the issue? I'd love to know so that i can look it up.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

Yes. Sorry, As my first post here, though a long time reader, I should have looked before hand, and put the names in. Thanks for asking nicely :thumbsup:. I wasn't sure where to post even. I picked wrong, but was nicely re-seated. Seems like a nice joint :flowers:

I had a few issues at the same time, and didn't look at the names at first, but I it must be one of these..

JpgIframe.A
Js/FakeSpypro
Win32 Alureon.H
Hiloyi gen!D
js Tracur.C

I am pretty sure the one that was the real problem was Alureon, but can't be totally sure.

I did find it weird though, that the C: didn't show up at all. If that was hidden while operating, I wonder if there was anything else that I missed, that hid better. Both systems run fine now though, with no abnormal pauses.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

Yes indeed I'd say that it was caused by Win32/Alureon.H. That thing's nasty and very good at things like that. I wouldn't be surprised if it managed to screw something else up when you were in the middle of trying to remove it.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:01 PM

To all who read this topic,

Malware of this nature requires specialized removal methods which will vary from one computer to another. What works on one computer may very well hose another - I've seen it happen.

Alureon can be connected to a very bad rootkit infection. If your security programs should alert you to Alureon or Hiloyi related items, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you are unable to complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

This topic is now closed.

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