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My USB has a virus and puts files as shortcuts

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#1 keorynx


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:02 PM

Hello, I have a 32GB Kingston USB that has been given me problems lately.


Everytime I try to put a folder or a file or anything in it, when I put it on another pc, those files are transformed into shortcuts so I cant really open them at all.


Another thing that has been happening is that when I connect the USB to a laptop it always gets recognized as a virus. When I analyze it with an antivirus,  it gets scanned and cleaned but when I connect it again to a computer or anything, the antivirus always identifies it as a virus.


I have tried formatting the USB and running multiple antivirus but these problems still continue emerging.

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#2 severac


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:45 AM

Hello again,


I can see that you received help here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/580673/cant-open-any-of-my-antivirus-or-antispyware-programs/


Since that topic is still open, why don't you post there?

I would like to help you to remove malware. Let's look inside.   :busy:

But I don't know to solve all PC problems.  :smash: 


#3 Tenis


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:03 AM



It is worm malware which spread through USB.What it doing now is moving your all Files/Folder in a hidden Folder and create fake shortcuts having malicious code.

It is possible that your all machines maybe infected in which you plugged your USB.

The reason why your USB is keep getting infected is because the target computer is infected with virus/worm.If you clean your USB drive in your computer and plugin it into another computer(having virus) will keep making those shortcuts.

You have to clean all machines in which you plug your USB.


Can you tell me which Anti-Virus you using right now?





#4 Sintharius


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:09 AM

Hi there,

Since you have a topic open in Malware Removal Logs it will take precedence over this one. Please bring any questions you may have to nasdaq.

I have asked a Moderator to close this topic.


#5 quietman7


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 05:36 AM

Please follow the instructions above and post in your open topic.


This topic is closed.

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