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autorun.inf, random.pif and random.exe, in all drives

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#1 frankurtes


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

I just did a clean install of windows 8 because my laptop had all these random files in c: and d:. And they're here again, maybe because I plugged in my pen drive and that must be infected. Windows defender keeps identifying the files but can't seem to delete the root cause. 

I tried deleting the autorun.inf and all other files using 7zip in safe mode.. They still keep coming back. There are also random.exe files in my temp folder.. I tried using ccleaner to delete those too. But they keep coming back..

What do I do ? 



There's also this desktop.ini file in so many folders and recycle bin, just keeps reappearing


I'm posting the Hijackthis log, Hijackthis also said, "for some reason your Hosts could not be edited" 

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Edited by frankurtes, 12 February 2013 - 12:50 AM.

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#2 frankurtes

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

I think I found a solution!

I downloaded avg sality removal tool, disconnected from the internet and ran it in safe mode as administrator.. also deleted temp files using ccleaner in safe mode


Seems to have removed all the infected files..

Edited by frankurtes, 12 February 2013 - 04:30 AM.

#3 Grinler


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Great to here, but to be safe you may want to create a topic in the virus removal section using this guide:


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