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Old July 2nd, 2009 (3:56 AM).
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Hi there pipz...
Recently, my PC caught a virus that duplicates 5 folders in my memory card or flash drive and turns them into .exe files, while hiding the original folders...
It came from my brother's memory card after he let his classmates borrow his memory card to print some pictures in a shop or whatever...

So yeah...
Can anyone tell me how to solve this problem o'mine?
My current OS is Windows XP Service Pack 2, if that helps.

My anti-virus is Eset NOD 32...
Yet, it can't detect the New Folder.exe files...
It only removes the autorun.whatever the extension was...

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Old July 2nd, 2009 (3:58 AM).
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Scan for Viruses...

I experienced that also. :D
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Old July 2nd, 2009 (5:05 AM).
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remove the .exe extension

(though updating to SP3 might be a good idea and disabling autorun is a must do ;3)
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Old July 2nd, 2009 (5:56 AM).
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    Originally Posted by Zet View Post
    disabling autorun is a must do ;3
    Of which this thread covers the process.
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    Old July 2nd, 2009 (7:29 AM).
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    1. Disable autorun as mentioned above (thread)
    2. If it just hid the originals, enable "Show hidden files and folders" (Tools >> Folder Options >> View >> Show hidden files and folders). More likely, though, is that it just deleted them, in which case you should stop using the affected flash drive immediately and use Recuva to get back as many of the deleted files as you can. DON'T write Recuva to the flash drive; Windows doesn't permanently delete a file until a new file requests the space that the old one took up.
    3. If you still have it, send me the autorun.inf file from your flash drive in a PM attachment.
    4. Do a full system scan with your anti-virus.
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