I was recently given an older desktop computer with a Seagate 80gb HDD. Every time I plugged a flashdrive into it, it showed there were several 'viruses' on the flashdrive, and so I'd plug the flash into my laptop, rescan it (with AVG 2013), and was told the viruses were the SHEUR4.1WB Trojan. I'd delete them and try again. I got tired of this, and pulled the HDD. I scanned it through the AVG program, via an adapter box so that it could be hooked up to the USB port, and saw the same viruses and deleted them. When I reinstalled it, they reappeared. Can these viruses hide somewhere on the mainboard? I did the whole procedure again, scanned the flash and the HDD, reinstalled, and got the same results. It apparently attacks the commands that designate a folder, as the folders I put on the flashdrive were not visible, and the icons for the several files of the virus all showed them to be 176kb in size.
This virus seems to be common here (in SE Asia) and as the files are labeled as 'Porn', 'Sexy' and a notepad file called 'passwords', apparently many students download them from the internet cafes and spread them.
This HDD has Windows XP installed, and opens fine, but I cannot add any new files to it because of these viruses, and I want to use it for games for my little girl. Where else in this desktop can I look?
The person who gave me the unit has over 30gb of docs stored on it, and most of them are in Thai. Can the virus be hiding in there somewhere that it is not detected because of the different language and fonts?
Edited by PGHinBKK, 19 October 2012 - 11:41 PM.