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qcwpung.exe USB Infection


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homebrewpc

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Hello,

Well, I was fixing someone's computer, and wasn't thinking at all. There computer was infected with a strange virus that doesn't allow msconfig to open, so I saved some of their data on my USB drive, and re-installed windows. Well...now my USB stick and my computer are infected.

When you plug in a USB stick, qcwpung.exe automatically gets put on autorun on the USB stick, you delete it, it comes back, and it infects any other computer that that USB stick touches.

How can I remove this? I really can't transfer files without burning something at home, because I don't want to use my USB stick for obvious reasons.

Did a little bit more research...it's being run by hnkpcwn.exe and I deleted some registries that had it in there...but it still starts. And I can't find out how to get the dang computer in safe mode because I'm dual booting Windows and Ubuntu.

Did some more research...it's called the "seven random letter virus"

Thanks,
Matt

Edited by homebrewpc, 30 April 2008 - 07:43 PM.

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