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    Cold/Hott Virus

    has anyone come across this before. i think a teachers pen drive has infected my pc. although nothing seems to be picking it up.

    it creates folders in your pen drive called cold/hott and auTORUN.inf in the root

    and makes the pendrive show in my comp as a folder. having googled round i found various references to how to remove but have had no joy. panda usb vaccine seems to have done the best > it no longer shows as a folder and the autorun seems to be blocked now, but the folders are still there and reappear when deleted

    any ideas?

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    Remove the autorun?

    if the autorun protects it self hold down shift as you plug it in so the autorun isnt run.

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    Use MalwareBytes and/or A-Squared to get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    Remove the autorun?

    if the autorun protects it self hold down shift as you plug it in so the autorun isnt run.
    i have deleted the autorun but it reappears seconds later,

    i have trawled the net further and found the name of the regkey : microsoftNS.exe, i searched and deleted that

    ............. just had another 2 members of staff coming with them arrggg

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    linux live disk, put the USB sticks in when linux live disk is running, delete the files, no chance of them coming back as they cannot run on linux, jobs a good'un!

    Had this ourselves and thats how we fixed it.

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