Thursday, March 11, 2010

remove virus completely from pendrive

Posted by Shiva Gouraram | Thursday, March 11, 2010 | Category: |

hi frens dis is a small tutorial which explains u how to remove virus completely from ur pendrives......hope u understand this!!!!!!!!!!

One of the ways by which a virus can infect your PC is through USB/Pen drives. Common viruses such as ?Ravmon? , ?New Folder.exe? etc are spreading through USB drives. Most anti virus programs are unable to detect them and even if they do, in most cases they are unable to delete the file, only quarantine it. Here are the things which you can do if you want to remove such viruses from your USB Drive.

Whenever you plug a Pen drive in your system, a window will appear similar to the one shown below

Don?t click on Ok , just choose ?Cancel?. Open the Command Prompt by typing ?cmd? in the run box. In the command prompt type the drive letter: and press enter . Now type dir /w/a and press enter.

This will display a list of the files in the pen drive. Check whether the following files are there or not

* Autorun.inf

* Ravmon.exe

* New Folder.exe

* or any other exe file which may be suspicious.

If any of the above files are there, then probably the USB drive is infected. In command prompt type attrib -r -a -s -h *.* and press enter. This will remove the Read Only, Archive, System and hidden file attribute from all the files. Now just delete the files using the command del filename. example del Ravmon.exe. Delete all the files that are suspicious. To be on a safer side, just scan the USB drive with an anti virus program to check whether it is free of virus or not. Now remove the drive and plug it again. In most of the cases, the real culprit turns out to be the ?Autorun.inf? file which mostly gets executed when someone clicks Ok in the dialog window which appears above. Thus the infections can spread.

After this..go to *:\WINDOWS\Prefetch folder..there find *.ps files(* may be autorun or New folder.exe etc) if any..if present delete them.

And imp is disable autoplay feature of USB drives , u can use tweak ui s/w for that.If you disable the Autoplay feature of USB drives, then there are lesser chances of the virus spreading..

cseb rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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