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Topic # 41764 22-Sep-2009 21:45 Send private message

Hello,

I'm not really sure if this is the right place to post this, but I have a problem with some kind of virus. It automatically checks 'hide hidden files' in folder options and if I change it back it automatically hides them again. I think I got it off a friends flash drive, because he said he had it a while ago as well. Apparently it also stops me from accessing the internet, but I don't have internet on that computer so I don't know. Does anyone know any good anti-virus software/know how to get rid of it/ had this virus before?

Thanks for any help,
Arachan.

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  Reply # 257668 22-Sep-2009 21:53 Send private message

Malwarebytes is great for removing malware/spyware

Download it from www.malwarebytes.org free version works great

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  Reply # 257669 22-Sep-2009 21:55 Send private message

Oh and avast run it in safe mode from www.avast.com (free home edition)

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  Reply # 257699 23-Sep-2009 07:47 Send private message

And if its Conficker youve got, try www.bdtools.net for their removal tool. Works where everyone elses seems to fail.




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  Reply # 257902 23-Sep-2009 18:41 Send private message

http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/ is an excellent standalone (no install) malware/virus scanner and remover.
Download it just before you intend to use it.
Here's the link for MBAM, an excellent antimalware/trojan remover.
Autorun Eater can help prevent infections being passed around from flash drives, on the computer it is installed on.
Flash Disinfector can be used to prevent autoruns from transferring malware. If it doesn't have an autorun.inf file associated with it, it generally can't do anything. It's a type of immunity. Needs a bit of a "procedure" to remove, if you ever want to, but all the help is available on the site.

Enjoy.

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