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"Short cut" virus [Closed]


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WPLim

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Dear Sir,

I had a problem with one of my computers.
Every time i copied a file from a normal computer with file size e.g. 2GB to a USB, it reflects correctly as 2GB and could be opened as normal file.

Whenever i plugged in the USB to this problematic computer, the file shown as short cut file e.g. 5kb. Though the content still open-able through the short cut file, the file could not be copied into the problematic computer.

I heard this is infected by so called "short cut" virus. Would appreciate your expertise to confirm, and steps to trouble shoot.

Thanks



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Essexboy

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Hi there the first thing to do is clean the USB drives

Download MCShield to your desktop and install
It will initially run a scan and show the result as a toaster by the system clock
Then in the control centre select scanner and tick unhide items on flash drives
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Plug in the drive(s) and McShield will start a scan

Then get the log which will be here :

Start > all programs > MCShield > logs > all scans

And post that

THEN

Download OTL to your Desktop
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  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.

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  • Select All Users
  • Select LOP and Purity
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in

    netsvcs
    BASESERVICES
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    c:\program files (x86)\Google\Desktop
    c:\program files\Google\Desktop
    dir "%systemdrive%\*" /S /A:L /C
    /md5start
    rpcss.dll
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT

  • Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Attach both logs

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