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got a WORM from infected USB


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#1 Strobetech

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:19 AM

So my buddy from school who happens to use Ubuntu with no Anti virus was trying to give me his flash drive for some things and as soon as I plugged it in, my Windows Defender started going off. It was: Worm/Win32/Brontok.GA@mm.

I quickly removed the USB, and am doing a full system scan, so far it is good. Normally in the past with Windows 7 I used Combofix for anything really ugly and it worked but here I find out that Combofix doesn't support Windows 8 yet. Do any of you guys have any other suggestions or tools? I think I got this thing, but this is my first infection in 8 yet so I am looking for some advice.

Thanks, I am somewhat of a newbie at this.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

give Emsisoft Emergency Kit removal tool a try
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/emsisoft-emergency-kit/

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