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Windows 7: System infected with a Virus

05 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01
System infected with a Virus

I am using an AV "nod32 v3 Full Version"
and since last 3-4 years i hadnt ever had any virus attack on my pc/lapy.
few days ago i used flashdrive of a friend ofmine for formating and since then my lapy catched a virus from it.

Exactly what it did was

all folders in my data drives (g h) were hidden and i could see them only when i unchecked "show operating system files " in folder options.

still i coudnt make them visible folders.

on later research i found each folder has a msocache folder with 5 files. "e,g,ghost.mp3,,ghost2.bmp"
i deleted them all but still not able to restore my pc back to health.
also tried using latest update and versions of nod32,avast,winsword to get rid of that but no relief.

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05 Jul 2009   #2

Windows XP

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05 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01

it looks like but it aint.....i have searched about this on net and found it to be win32.sality

and what about my all folders getting hidden...i have no way to restore them back
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05 Jul 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

McAfee Threat Center see if this lil utility can give you a hand.
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05 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01

no use yet...the problem persists...
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05 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

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05 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM

or just update eset to v4

theres been ton of module updates with eset v4 and It should be able to remove infection.

eset 3 was good but not as good as v4 ;P

but theres nothing you can do with the damage(hidden files)

just make sure you don't get infected next time :P

more info of the virus.

Eset - Win32/Sality.NAR

ps: eset has detected this virus since 2008 so if you were updated you should not be infected o.O

though I don't think sality does what your description says lol O.O;
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05 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Or just format and say goodbye forever!
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05 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01

if sality doesnt do what i have been telling then which virus is this....
i tried eset v4 too...and i hv latest definitions of my eset still the virus came..although all new folders i m having are not hidden like dat....
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05 Jul 2009   #10


Try Norton Internet Security 2009 ...
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