USB folders changed to shortcuts

August 24, 2011 at 13:47:59
Specs: Windows XP

Help! All my original folders on my USB have been changed to shortcuts. Avast does not recognize the virus.....how do I remove the virus and get my original folders back??? Thank you!

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August 24, 2011 at 19:01:53

Lookingforhelp,

See if this will work:

Click on Start > Run, and in the Open area type: cmd
Click: OK

At the command prompt, copy/paste the following command (in bold), and press Enter:
(Note: Use if the drive is recognized as 'e:' If not, replace the letter 'e' with the drive letter!!)

attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*

Now, check the files in the affected drive...

Next, please download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...

Double-click mbam-setup.exe

Follow the prompts to install the program.

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.

Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the 'Remove Selected' button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

>>Please post the 'Malwarebytes log' in your reply.<<

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