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    Pendrive Virus


    Whenever I insert Pendrive shortcut is created for the pendrive, how to recover data and remove this virus
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    One way is to boot a linux live cd and inspect the files on the usb device. The virus can't execute in a linux environment. I had to do this once to clean a usb stick that was infected.
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    Originally Posted by shyjuu
    Whenever I insert Pendrive shortcut is created for the pendrive, how to recover data and remove this virus
    How do you know for sure this is a virus?
    Alot of usb hdd & flash drive manufacturers now use an autorun feature which will place a shortcut to your drive on your desktop.
    If you don't want this feature , then, just delete/rename your autorun.inf file on the flash drive and see if that cures the issue.
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    autorun in windows doesn't create any shortcuts.

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    • DonR agrees : hmm, I don't know why I was thinking that autorun had that capability
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    Originally Posted by Doug G
    One way is to boot a linux live cd and inspect the files on the usb device. The virus can't execute in a linux environment. I had to do this once to clean a usb stick that was infected.
    Can I make my Pendrive such that it does not execute .exe files, is it possible to do that

    Thanks for the reply
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    How do you know for sure this is a virus?
    Alot of usb hdd & flash drive manufacturers now use an autorun feature which will place a shortcut to your drive on your desktop.
    If you don't want this feature , then, just delete/rename your autorun.inf file on the flash drive and see if that cures the issue.
    It is sure that there is Virus, because when I create some folder ,for example suppose I create folder name DEV, it automatically create the same folder named DEV but size of folder is changed to 737Kb and dll runtime is written automatically
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    Can I make my Pendrive such that it does not execute .exe files, is it possible to do that
    There is a setting in windows somewhere to turn off autoplay when cd/usb are inserted. I don't recall where the setting is found though but it should be pretty easy to find, lots of corporate windows workstations have autoplay disabled.
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    hmm, I don't know why I was thinking that autorun had that capability
    Well, there are probably a significant number the programs that get called by autorun.inf that create shortcuts automatically, legitimate and viruses. And for all I know there may be some tag you can put in an autorun.inf file that creates a shortcut
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    Pendrive Virus


    You should scan your pendrive with Anti-Virus installed in your PC, after the complete scanning you should open files from your pendrive.
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    I know that and I had already done that setting , then also pendrive is infected by autorun virus
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    Originally Posted by Joneantivirus
    You should scan your pendrive with Anti-Virus installed in your PC, after the complete scanning you should open files from your pendrive.
    I do not want to use any antivirus, is there any other way to get proteced
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    Pendrive Virus


    I) Open a command prompt by click Start -> Run. Type cmd and hit the Enter key.
    II) In the command prompt, create a directory in the root directory of the USB drive (By Pointing cmd to the USB disk VIA its drive letter like if its F:/ then type F:/ and hit enter) with command:

    mkdir AutoRun.ini

    III) Move into this new directory with command:

    cd AutoRun.ini

    IV) Create a new directory with command:

    mkdir a...//

    V) Exit the command prompt window with command:

    exit

    Remove the USB-dirve from the computer and now its immune. And whenever you will plug it into a infected computer the USB won't get infected.
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    Originally Posted by Joneantivirus
    I) Open a command prompt by click Start -> Run. Type cmd and hit the Enter key.
    II) In the command prompt, create a directory in the root directory of the USB drive (By Pointing cmd to the USB disk VIA its drive letter like if its F:/ then type F:/ and hit enter) with command:

    mkdir AutoRun.ini

    III) Move into this new directory with command:

    cd AutoRun.ini

    IV) Create a new directory with command:

    mkdir a...//

    V) Exit the command prompt window with command:

    exit

    Remove the USB-dirve from the computer and now its immune. And whenever you will plug it into a infected computer the USB won't get infected.
    Thanks a lot, Have Great Day

    I have doubt here, what is this mkdir a...// mkdir is make directory but what is a...//, will this make directory of name a...
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    Originally Posted by Joneantivirus
    I) Open a command prompt by click Start -> Run. Type cmd and hit the Enter key.
    II) In the command prompt, create a directory in the root directory of the USB drive (By Pointing cmd to the USB disk VIA its drive letter like if its F:/ then type F:/ and hit enter) with command:

    mkdir AutoRun.ini

    III) Move into this new directory with command:

    cd AutoRun.ini

    IV) Create a new directory with command:

    mkdir a...//

    V) Exit the command prompt window with command:

    exit

    Remove the USB-dirve from the computer and now its immune. And whenever you will plug it into a infected computer the USB won't get infected.
    thanks for this info..accidentally bumped to this thread. i was searching for this solution for a long time
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    BitDefender has a free program that can be used to protect flash drives from things like that autorun virus.
    Its called Bitdefender USB Immunizer
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