Hello. I need some help with this. Last night my USB drive got infected with the shortcut virus. Then my antivirus Norton Security Suite caught it and renamed it with a .vir extension. I ran Norton Power Eraser which removed a rootkit, and then I ran a quick scan and scanned with Malwarebytes which found nothing. I then scanned the file with both Norton and Malwarebytes which did nothing. I later did another scan with Norton Power Eraser which removed the same rootkit, and another quick scan and Malwarebytes scan found noting again. Now I just need to know what I should do with the file. Whatever file(s) got infected by it aren't worth anything to me as most of the files on that USB are old (some dating back to high school I think) and in hindsight I probably should have cleaned it out a while ago, so I don't need to worry about recovering those files. I just want to know what I should do with that specific infected file. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What Should I Do With a .vir File? [Closed]
Posted 17 September 2015 - 06:15 AM
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
- Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
- Select additions at the bottom
- Press Scan button.
- It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
- Please attach both logs generated.
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
Plug in the drive and McShield will start a scan
Then get the log which will be located under the logs tab on the main page
And post that
Posted 21 September 2015 - 01:57 PM
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