I got this virus recenly from a copy shop, it seems to target removable devices and hides folders and files on the device, replacing them with shortcuts. I've had one of those before and it was fairly easy to remove by just deleting the infected files in safe mode and, to be safe, running an anti-virus scan, also in safe mode. Then, after rebooting, you could just unhide the folders and everything is fine. This virus, however, hides the folders, creates shortcuts, disables the unhide function and keeps comming back even after every single suspicious file was removed in safe mode. It aslo creates a script file on the device called "101 lyrics". I've even formatted my device but, now when I am in normal mode, the 101 lyrics file just keeps reappearing on the device. I have AVG and it was one of the only softwares that seemed to be able to detect and remove the previous versions of this virus. I'm thinking that there has to be a file on my PC that is infected and is reinfecting my removable devices, but it does not show up on virus scans. The closest I've gotten to a solution is to use command to unhide all folders on the pc to solve the problem where the unhide option is disabled, but there doesn't seem to be anything that actually solves the problem short of formatting the entire computer.
Does anybody have any ideas?
Edited by hamluis, 24 August 2013 - 10:41 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.