File that doesn't delete,uses more memory & system response takes long

  1. Posts : 1
    windows 7 Professional 64 bit

    File that doesn't delete,uses more memory & system response takes long

    HI all, recently I downloaded a software from the internet to my flash drive & I click on it just to check but I think that software had virus or something that uses more memory & makes system slow & the software didn't start at all.So, I deleted it as soon as possible. I didn't realize that all my files in that flash drive were infected but later when I copied all files to my external hard drive for backup I notice that when I get to the place where I stored that flash drive files more memory is used & I can hear my laptop making louder sound that usual. It only happens in that place(in my external hard drive) where I stored those flash drive files. When I don't go to that infected place everything is fine. All of my hard drive files works fine.

    So far I've deleted all infected files except one file which doesn't delete at all.
    I really wanna know if my hard drive is infected or if that file is once deleted then everything will be fine. As I said only when I get to that place where I stored my flash drive files the system becomes slow & I can hear something(maybe ram & cpu) is running very fast inside making louder noise than usual.....
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  2. Posts : 1,449
    Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

    Well; for one thing; you should always; always; make sure to have a anti-virus program installed on your system no matter whether its a external drive or internal drive. I use avg anti virus; but there are a number of others out there as well and you will here differing opinions on which one is better. here is the link to the free anti-virus:

    i would download; install, and let it do a thorough and complete system scan so hopefully it will remove all viruses(some may not remove possibly in which case hopefully you have clean versions of those files backed up and can transfer the clean ones to the backup drive). But make sure to let it scan completely.
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  3. Posts : 2,470
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Please click on the Windows 7 Start button and then on Control Panel
    In Control Panel, select the Folder Options link.
    Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window.

    In the Advanced settings: area, locate the Hidden files and folders category.
    Check: Show hidden files, folders, and drives
    Uncheck: Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
    Click Apply and OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

    Next, download UsbFix:
    Save to the Desktop.

    When a window requesting the connection of removable drives appears, please connect the problem USB drive as requested!

    Right-click the downloaded USBFix file and select: Run as Administrator
    Press: Research
    This option scans the connected drives, and reports its infected Files and Folders

    When done, the program closes on its own, and a report appears.
    (The report file is also found at C:\UsbFix.txt)

    Please post the UsbFix.txt (Research) report in your reply.

    Once again, run USBFix as Administrator, but, this time, press: Listing
    It creates a report of all the Folders and Files found at the root of every hard drive, partition, or removable drive connected.

    Also post the UsbFix.txt (Listing) report in your reply.

    Note 1: If USBFix does not run in normal Windows, please run in Safe Mode:
    Restart your computer.
    When the computer starts, tap the F8 key on the keyboard repeatedly until presented with the Advanced Boot Options menu
    Using the arrow keys, select: Safe Mode
    Press the Enter key on your keyboard to boot into the selected mode.

    Note 2: If your AntiVirus program detects USB as malware, either let the AV program allow USBFix to run, or, temporarily disable your AntiVirus program:
    Info -
    When done with USBFix, re-enable your AV!

    Last, please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
    Download >
    Select the version that applies to your system.
    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double-click the downloaded file to run it.

    When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.

    Press theScanbutton.

    The tool makes a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory from which the tool is run (Desktop).

    Please provide the FRST.txt in your reply.

    The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log: Addition.txt
    Also post the Addition.txt in your reply.
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