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Windows 7: False Alert or Virus?

19 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
False Alert or Virus?

I insert my usb pendrive and eset alert me about virus.
I believe is false alert of the pendrive autorun.
What is ur opinion?

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19 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Are you able to see it with MSE or another security product? If so, err on the cautious side and scan it with them to rule out FP.

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19 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 8 Professional x64

Try a online scanner.I think that auto run contains virus.Just delete it..
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19 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Yes was a virus,and i found a worm also.
Scan with esetss 4,nortonis 2011,superantispyware,malwarebytes,mse.
Clean/delete virus from pendrive.
Copy paste everything from pendrive to new folder in desktop.
Full format pendrive,scan with esetss 4,nortonis 2011,superantispyware,malwarebytes,mse.
Scan new folder in desktop with esetss 4,nortonis 2011,superantispyware,malwarebytes,mse.
Copy everything back to pendrive,scan AGAIN pendrive with esetss 4,nortonis 2011,superantispyware,malwarebytes,mse.
Clean and happy.
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19 Jan 2011   #5
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

Nice one Panais. Well done.
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19 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Download and use Panda USB Vaccine which allows for computer and usb vaccination..
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Double-click on USBVaccineSetup.exe to install the program to C:\Program Files\Panda USB Vaccine.
  • Read and accept the license agreement, then click Next.
  • When setup completes, make sure "Launch Panda USB Vaccine" is checked and click Finish to open the program.
  • Click the Vaccinate computer button. It should now show a green checkmark and confirm Computer vaccinated.
  • Hold down the Shift key and insert your USB flash drive.
  • When the name of the drive appears in the dialog box, click the button to Vaccinate USB drive(s).
  • Exit the program when done
-- Computer Vaccination will prevent any AutoRun file from running, regardless of whether the removable device is infected or not.

-- USB Vaccination disables the autorun file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced and creates a hidden AUTORUN_.INF on the flash drive partition as protection against malevolent code by preventing a malicious autorun file from being installed. The Panda Resarch Blog advises that once USB drives have been vaccinated, they cannot be reversed except with a format. If you do this, be sure to back up your data files first or they will be lost during the formatting process.
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