all folders became shortcuts in my flash dri

August 7, 2011 at 01:07:31
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium IV
I am using Windows XP 2006, when ever i plug- in my Flash driver (8 GB) Kingston my documents folder are changed into shortcut. and the original folder becomes hidden folder.

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August 7, 2011 at 04:49:27
Sounds to me like you've got an autorun worm running on your machine. Firstly, if you haven't done so already, disable autorun:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

Once done, open an elevated command prompt and run the following:

attrib -s -h <drive letter>:\* /s

This will remove the hidden and system attributes from all files and folders within that file system.

Now, locate the autorun.inf file, and open it in notepad - you'll see a reference to an executable, I suggest submitting it to your AV vendor for analysis.

Once this is done, delete the autorun.inf and the malicious binary, then check your common registry load-points for anything out-of-ordinary, and, if you're confident enough, remove it, else, submit an autoruns log file (in the .arn format).


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