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infected with shortcut of usb inside itself

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#1 ferdole


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:28 AM


I recently discovered that my usb stick creates a shortcut of itself inside it and though i tried to delete it and format the flash drive it still reappeared after connecting the usb stick again... due to this I encounter difficulties in using my usb properly... moreover i tried another usb stick and the same thing happened..

I would kindly appreciate if you helped me...:D

Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2013 - 07:42 AM.
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#3 TwinHeadedEagle


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

To prevent further spreading of malware via usb, follow this:


Download MCShield to your desktop and install
It will initially run a scan and show the result as a toaster by the system clock
Then in the control centre select scanner and tick unhide items on flash drives
Plug in the drive and McShield will start a scan

Then get the log which will be here :

Start > all programs > MCShield > logs > all scans

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