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Virus that hides folders and makes .exe cones - can't remove

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#1 KJLue


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:02 AM



OS: Windows xp

Antiviruses tried: Symantec, Spyhunter 4, MBAM, Flash disinfector, usb disk security


Today I plugged in my usb into the work computer and it hid the folders and made .exe versions of them. I've experienced this before so I just used cmd, attrib -s -h /s /d *.* and then permanently deleted the .exe files.


I then scanned my computer with MBAM it caught nothing but removing and inserting the usb again produced the same results.

I then tried with Flash disinfector, USB disk security with same results.

googling brought me to a page which listed names of a virus for each antivirus program. I clicked download and it redirected me to install Spyhunter 4. I then used it to scan and again everything was perfectly clean. I have never head of spyhunter 4 so I hope its not a virus...


This is a work computer so I don't have too many rights. I KNOW the system is infected with this file changing thing but no AV seems to detect it. Any ideas?


I had already immunized the usb AND the computer with usb disk security so it wouldnt get an infection due to Autorun so I'm not sure how this happened.

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