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#1 zainvs

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:49 AM

Hi 

Can anybody assist me? 

when i add any flash drive to my pc it hides everything but the drive storage stays the same and changes the folders to applications that do not open ( the only way i can open the stuff is if i remember the name and do a search on it) and adds 4 icons names: Sexy, porn and another 2 i cannot remember that shows as videos but also do not open and it does this with flash drives inserted.


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:50 PM

Hate to bring bad news but it sounds like you have malware on board. The flash drive, the computer or both. You have run updated Antimalware?


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 10:25 PM

I have an anti virus hasn't been updated over a year now, I think its mainly the pc. I dont think ive ever had malware before what does it do how can I stop it?

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:21 PM

 

Ok. you can do three things: First uninstall your current AV via the add/remove programs panel. If it hasnt been updated in a year its beyond useful.

 

Second: get a AV, there are several free versions. Pick one below, download, install,update and run a full system scan.

​Avast:

https://www.avast.com/index

​Avira:

https://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus

 

​BitDefender Free

http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

​Third: Download, install update and run Malwarebytes AntiMalware:

​Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.3.1025 Final to your desktop.

     http://data-cdn.mbamupdates.com/v2/mbam/consumer/data/mbam-setup-2.0.3.1025.exe
 

    Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.3.1025.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
        Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
        A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal   capabilities of the program.
    Click Finish.
    On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection subtab, Detection Options, tick the box 'Scan for rootkits'.
    Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
    A Threat Scan will begin.
    With some infections, you may see this message box.
        'Could not load DDA driver'
    Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
    Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
    When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
    Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
    After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.
    Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
    Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
    Click 'Copy to Clipboard'
    Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply here.

​We will go from there.


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