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Windows 7: AVAST continuously alerts LNK:Runner threat has been detected

14 Aug 2014   #1
cmanoj4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
AVAST continuously alerts LNK:Runner threat has been detected

Hello,
I am using a Dell Studio laptop with windows 7 (32 bit) installed. Recently I just plugged in one of my friend's virus infected USB drive. I have been asked to format the USB drive. Then, even after formatting the USB drive, the AVAST anti virus in my computer continuously alters with a message saying "threat has been detected"

Even after unplugging that infected USB drive, and plugging my own USB drive, it continuously alerts with the same. The following is the message shown by AVAST.



I just want to know whether my whole laptop is got virus infected. It would be a great help if any expert can help me on this issue. Thank you.


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14 Aug 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Hi and welcome to Sevenforums!

I would run a boot-time scan with Avast first.

If possible, boot into Safe mode with Networking (Follow Option Two and be sure to check the box for Networking)
Safe Mode

(Run one or the other, they are the same sort of program)
Run aswMBR http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/aswmbr/ or TDSS Killer http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/TDSSKiller

Also run Malwarebytes and see if that combination is sufficient enough to remove the threat.
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14 Aug 2014   #3
cmanoj4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello Gator, Thanks for your quick reply. I am going to try the methods you suggested and let you know the outcome.
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14 Aug 2014   #4
cmanoj4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

After doing a boot-time scan with Avast and formatted my USB drive in another computer. This alert disappeared. Hope my problem is solved. Isn't it so?
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14 Aug 2014   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmanoj4 View Post
After doing a boot-time scan with Avast and formatted my USB drive in another computer. This alert disappeared. Hope my problem is solved. Isn't it so?
Yes looking back at the picture again, J: drive would be consistent with a USB or other drive. Im glad you got this fixed but formatting the whole drive might not have been necessary. Either way if the problem is fixed please mark the thread as solved.

Have a good one!
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14 Aug 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmanoj4 View Post
After doing a boot-time scan with Avast and formatted my USB drive in another computer. This alert disappeared. Hope my problem is solved. Isn't it so?
Please tell me you didn't stick the infected thumb drive in another pc?

What antivirus did that pc use? Hopefully it did not spread to that computer...
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