Can't open flashdrive; caused by Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

December 25, 2011 at 02:36:06
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, 1.7 gHz / 2.5Gb
After using my flashdrive in another computer, I inserted it into my computer. Immediately, got a virus/malware warning, so I cleaned the computer of it. However, the flashdrive files changed into short cuts. I closed the flashdrive, but can't open it again. I was able to get the flashdrive icon to show on 'My Computer' page by accessing Device Manager, but the anti-virus can't even access the flashdrive.
I've tried to use http://download.bleepingcomputer.co... ; Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Safety Scanner, and other ways to solve the problem to no avail. Has anyone a solution, please?

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#1
December 25, 2011 at 03:04:25
Don't double click it in my computer instead fire run then type flash drive letter for eg. F:
U can also try to access the drive by using command promt.

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#2
December 25, 2011 at 10:36:39
To prevent other computers from being infected don't use the flash drive 'til you remove the worm. Worms can easily spread but most won't mess with your system, they just replicate themselves. You can try to reformat it but it'll erase everything on it and you'll need to remove the worm from your computer afterwards (again).

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#3
January 2, 2012 at 06:54:35
Thanks, but I still can't access the flash drive to rid the worm or even reformat it.

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#4
January 2, 2012 at 07:18:44
The problem isn't solved. I figured out how to do the second method, but it didn't work. For the first method, I'm not sure what you mean by "fire run", although presumably this means the firewall. I live in a foreign speaking country, so getting technical help is difficult.
When I inititally opened the flash drive and the worm took hold, a notice showed saying that the device needed to be reformated. I didn't because I didn't want to loose all my files, the icons of which had changed into shortcuts. So I closed the usb, but have been unable to open it or scan it since.
The icon box can't be checked for scanning and deleting the worm, and troubleshooting it results in a never-ending loop run.

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#5
January 2, 2012 at 16:21:02
Open Disk Manager, if it shows up there, you should be able to format it. DO IT.
A flash drive should never be the sole place to save any file (they are not reliable enough) so you should have a copy of everything on your computer or on the one you were working when you were transferring the file.
Install Portable Apps on it before you begin using it again and you will be taking your own applications with you to other computers and you can even scan them for infections for safety before saving anything.

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