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levicomte

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hi evrybody,
this is my first post here...
ive been a fan of this website 4 a while now, it helped me quite a few times already...

still a few nites ago, i had a usb related problem and id like to ask what u guys think:
i plugged in my 2gb pen and altho it was recognized by the pc as usual, it didnt pop up in "my computer"
so i tried putting another pen i had and then a third one....all the 3 seemed to have the same problem.
so i tried pluggin in my external hard disk and that worked perfectly...
the whole thing started looking like the annoying effect of a virus or something so i ran "combofix"...it did its thing and when it was done i plugged my pen drives in and they worked just fine.
so now what i would like to know is: does anybody here think its possible that when i did plug my pens in, before running "combofix" some kind of virus or whatever, could have stolen the stuff i had on them and sent it to a third party? do you guys know of anything that might work that way? or is it just me being paranoid?
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123Runner

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Hi levicomte and welcome to Geeks to go.

I suspect that the USB issue and running combofix were just coincidental.
Combofix does not remove what it finds9At least I did not find any info stating so). Our malware experts would know for sure. It generates a report that you can attach to a post so that malware experts can look at it and then give you ways of removing suspected malware. In fact when you read A guide and tutorial on using combofix you will be told to only use it when asked by the experts you are working with.

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EDIT for more info. Evidently it targets and removes specific ones only as per This info. I would sugest going to our malware forum (link in signature) and posting there to have them check you out.

Edited by 123Runner, 25 June 2009 - 05:22 AM.

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levicomte

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hi 123runner! thanks 4 your reply...
ok, i wasnt very aware of the uses of combofix when i ran it the first time, but when it generated the log, i could find a section called "deleted potential harmful files" or something like that...
anyway, id b very glad if i could check with the malware experts u mentioned, but i couldn't find the link (in signature) u were referring to... : (

could u tell me where to find it, please....thanks...


thank you again....
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http://www.geekstogo...uide-t2852.html
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