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Windows 7: Cloned HD with a Virus (shortcut virus)

16 Aug 2015   #1
skunky62

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 
Cloned HD with a Virus (shortcut virus)

I have a Gateway PC infected with the shortcut virus. Since every AV I've tried inside the PC has failed, I cloned the HD using Macrium Reflect (installed inside the infected PC). The cloning was successful, I connected the cloned drive via USB but now the HD shows two drive letters and one of them shows a shortcut when clicked. I tried Bitdefender (trial version), Eset Nod (online scanner), Kaspersky (Trial version) and even Norton Power Eraser but none of them can remove the virus. Bitdefender detects the virus but ignores it because I "configured" it to ignore the file (not true). Kaspersky has detected it in pendrives once but later, when that same pendrive is reinfected, Kaspersky sees nothing. I've tried the attrib trick but I always get "access denied" message. Just in case, I've tried malwarebytes too. Any ideas, please?


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17 Aug 2015   #2
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

May b u can use partition wizard n delete the unwanted drive
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17 Aug 2015   #3
skunky62

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nooruddin76 View Post
May b u can use partition wizard n delete the unwanted drive
Can I do it with Windows Disk Management? And wouldn't that ruin the Boot Record? I really don't know, that's why I'm asking, thank you...
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18 Aug 2015   #4
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yup, delete the unwanted drive not the one that ur using or want
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