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Windows 7: External Hard Drive error ~$WV.FAT32

14 Mar 2013   #31
indianacarnie

 

Malware scans are an essential ,imho, part of your machines maintenance. I use Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware at least once a week if not more often. You should get into the habit of regular scans with your A/V also, it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.


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14 Mar 2013   #32
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@jumanji,

"Over to the experts here."

Experts????? Not this old dog...learn something new every day.


@Flippylumpy,





Next...
  • Close all open windows and browsers
  • Right-click RogueKilller and select: Run as Administrator
  • Wait for the PreScan to finish.
  • Press:Delete
A new RKreport.txt opens on your Desktop.
Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Delete) in your reply.

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Also, let's use unhide.exe to see if we can reveal Files and Folders hidden by the infection...

Download unhide.exe:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe
Save to the Desktop.

Double-click on the Unhide icon to run the program.
When done, the program displays an alert stating that your files are restored.

Reboot your computer for the settings to go into effect.

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There is a program that provides a means of securing USB drives, memory cards, external hard drives, etc., and is designed to prevent infections transmitted via removable drives. It is called MCShield. (This program has no association with McAfee.)

Let's see if it helps...

First, unplug the external HDD.

Next, download MCShield:
MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool::
Save to the Desktop.

Double-click the MCShield-Setup to install the program.
Follow the prompts.

Once at the program console, click Run for MCShield to finish its initial scan.
Under the General and Scanner tabs, use the defaults items already checked.
Click: OK

Plug in your USB storage device to the computer (only one device at a time).
Scanning is done automatically. (Uses a heuristic engine to detect and neutralize threats in real-time.)


When done, a report is created.
The report can be found by going to: Start > All Programs > MCShield > Logs

If any malware is found, please post the McShield report in your reply.

Is the external hard drive visible again again?
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14 Mar 2013   #33
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
@jumanji,

"Over to the experts here."

Experts????? Not this old dog...learn something new every day........
Expert is a relative term. Anyone who knows something more than me in a specified topic gets an Expert tag . By that criterion anyone who preaches here in this sub-forum is an Expert. ( I am not and that is why I diverted the OP here. )

Yep, all experts need to learn and that is a continuous process. Unless he learns himself, he cannot preach.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
........Also, let's use unhide.exe to see if we can reveal Files and Folders hidden by the infection...

Download unhide.exe:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe
Save to the Desktop.

Double-click on the Unhide icon to run the program.
When done, the program displays an alert stating that your files are restored.

Reboot your computer for the settings to go into effect............
In the parent thread from which I diverted the OP here, I recommended WinRAR to see the hidden/superhidden files.

When the need to unhide those arose, I had half-a-mind to recommend Unhide, but since I myself did not learn using it, I did not want to. I recommended the conventional commands to unhide. See how learning makes a difference.
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14 Mar 2013   #34
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@jumanji,

Quote:
...recommended WinRAR to see the hidden/superhidden files
You taught me something new. Never thought of using WinRAR for this purpose.

It is great when different minds work together to solve a problem.
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14 Mar 2013   #35
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Soon enough FlippyLumpy will be an expert.

Yep we all learn from each other - life is good!

I'll step back and watch the real experts - if cotton & jumanji can't find a resolution, I'll jump back in.

Good luck Flippy - you're in good hands.

Bill
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17 Mar 2013   #36
Flippylumpy

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

@Cottonball

Sorry for the late reply, here's the new Rkreport.txt
RKreport[3]_D_03152013_02d2109.txt

I also did the unhide.exe and after following all your steps, I installed the MCshield program, set things into default. After plugging my ext.Hd, MCshield didn't do any automatic scan and still my ext.HD won't be visible on My Computer and Device Manager.


@Slartybart

yeah I hope so, haha. Thank you sir!


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17 Mar 2013   #37
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hmmmm....

Go to Start > Computer

Right-click Computer, and select: Manage

In the Computer Management window, click on Disk Management (under Storage)

Does the external HDD show there?
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17 Mar 2013   #38
Flippylumpy

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

@Cottonball

Umm as I mentioned on my previous post, it doesn't show there. What should i do next?
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17 Mar 2013   #39
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

In Disk Management, do you see any unallocated space?
If so, what is the size?

Is this the External HDD that RogueKiller sees:

+++++ PhysicalDrive1: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] aa015c32ffb1e9c0ff66fd475fdef3b6
[BSP] e5423c156306790658c93a7a5d034be1 : Windows 7/8 MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 953867 Mo

Is the external hard drive bootable?
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18 Mar 2013   #40
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

One more time, with the external HD plugged in:
  • Close all open windows and browsers
  • Right-click RogueKilller and select: Run as Administrator
  • Wait for the PreScan to finish.
  • Press: Shortcut Fix
A new RKreport.txt opens on your Desktop.

Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Shortcut Fix) in your reply.
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