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PC / Hard drive infected with e5188982.exe

August 7, 2011 at 11:33:05
Specs: Windows XP, 512
My hard drive is infected with a malware/virus 'e5188982.exe'. In my hard drive, EVERY folder is a Shortcut (size 2 KB) now. When I open a folder, the Command Prompt window opens, the virus executes and the folder is opened. I tried deleting the 'RECYCLED' folder (in which the 'e5188982.exe' is situated), but the folder is again and again created automatically when I eject and re-insert my hard drive. The ACTUAL FOLDERS (that are NOTshortcuts) are hidden permanently. When I try unchecking the 'Hidden' attribute in the folder's properties, it does not work. I have some important files in my hard drive... What should I do?

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August 7, 2011 at 12:24:18
Paresh Kalinani,

Please download Flash Disinfector:

> Save it to your Desktop.

> Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it.
>Follow any prompts that may appear.
> Your Desktop will vanish for a while, and then reappear. This is normal.
> Wait until the program has finished scanning, then please exit the program.

Restart your computer and see if problem still persists.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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