how can I move away the virus trash from my usb memory

October 26, 2015 at 22:34:23
Specs: Windows 7, 6 gigas
how can I move away the virus trash from my usb memory and from my computer, seems that both have virus

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October 26, 2015 at 23:56:30
Well it depends on the name of the virus. You have to use different methods for different viruses.

Install some good antivirus software and do a full system scan. It will at least identify the name/type of virus and may even be able to get rid of it.

However, it won't be able to reverse any damage that the virus has caused. That's where you have to roll your sleeves up and do it manually.

If the infection is really bad it's often best to reformat the affected drives.

I guess you didn't have antivirus installed (or it's a rubbish one like AVG). Bad idea.

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October 27, 2015 at 17:23:56
1st thing you need to do is disconnect the USB from the computer. Clear the computer of infections 1st, then concentrate on the USB drive. Which AV program do you have?

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November 3, 2015 at 12:51:59
What prevents the PC from being re-infected by the USB drive?

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November 3, 2015 at 13:27:50
"What prevents the PC from being re-infected by the USB drive?"
Your AV ( anti-virus )

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November 3, 2015 at 18:52:16
Also once you plug the USB drive back into a clean PC you do not actively click on anything and do not allow any autorun to start. Windows may ask you what to do with the drive, just close the dialog box. The first thing I would do would be to right click on the drive in Computer (my computer, etc.) and select Scan With (your AV program) which should be an option in the menu.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 4, 2015 at 04:42:45
Ok i ve gone through the same so i felt like sharing what i did.
Concentrate on your PC first. depending on the type of virus, the level of infection might be different. the best one would be to delete all your partitions and then reinstall windows again. sorry. u can keep copies of your mp3s videos pics etc. to DVDs but NO EXE FILES... they HAS to be deleted. i m an aspiring programmer, and what i believe is that no matter how strong and big and famous an antivirus software/utility is, hackers DO find a way to bypass them. my PC has a virus detector and that is enough for me. but for u, please install a branded trusted antivirus like quick heal etc. the next time u reformat ur hard drives. yeah sorry again, REFORMAT is MUST. if u dont wanna theres one more way i call it "my way" if u dont really wanna lose ur data. i would be needing the name of the virus, and two same exe test files one of which is infected and the other is non-infected. i ll try to make a kinda antivirus (of only that virus) myself. yeah, u heard me. i did it for win32sality.
Now the USB. oh well. easiest ever! boot a linux live cd from ur PC, connect the USB, shift-delete all the files on it! wolla! ure done!
yeah u might be thinking i m stupid. no m hell not. it has an explanation which i think is unnecessary in this post. but just keep in mind not to connect the USB back on your PC before cleaning the hard drives of ur infected PC.
Dont have a linux? dont worry! google out "slitaz" its less than 35mb and gets the job done. if u need furthur administration download puppy linux instead, its less than 200mb (maybe 150mb). any version would work.
hope this worked! will be waiting for your reply :)

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November 4, 2015 at 18:19:05
Disable autorun before you plug in anything your not sure of.
In fact, disable autorun for everything and leave it disabled from then on out.

The first thing a virus may go after is to kill your antivirus engine preventing detection.

Anyway, I am no expert, but I have to agree. There are new and unknown viruses daily. If things are just too questionable for you, do a DOD level 3 wipe and start over.

It's allot of work and allot of down time. Less so if your doing full disk image backups maybe. In the end it may not take care of everything, like an infected BIOS, long term storage, or your USB stick.

If your going to live at all just get over it. Find out more about the infection and what it's capable of. Symantec, or your own antivirus provider's website is a good source of information.

Not everything flagged will have a name. Some things are just given a name placing them in a category as suspicious Trojan or whatever and may or may not pose a real threat. Some things are just false positives (contact the software manufacturer).

Booting from CD is a good idea. Also, you could just disconnect your hard drives internally while you work on the USB stick.

I am not sure what Shift-delete does. If that's just select all and delete though, its not enough. I would wipe it and reformat completely after your antivirus says its ok and you remove what benign things you recognize. You need to get at all the partitions clean and even the unallocated space. It's just a flash drive, not your hard drive, so why not.

Also, your antivirus may fail to detect everything post infection. I would run a root kit scanner like Norton Power Eraser. Keep in mind it is likely to flag more threats then are real. You could also run CCleaner or Barracuda. And then run your antivirus again. They can expose things that your antivirus might otherwise not pickup.

Or just destroy and throw the stick away. They don't cost that much. Is it worth the headache?

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November 4, 2015 at 19:13:59
i m done.

message edited by jaysarma987

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November 4, 2015 at 20:45:22
Info: Shift/Delete simply skips the recycle bin and permanently deletes files without that safety net.

Please note: After a week the OP has not been back, has not replied to questions, and probably has completed the clean up and moved on.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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