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Windows Thread, Weird drive mapping issue in Technical; Originally Posted by po_jo_45 What happens when autorun is disabled but the users double click the drive in My Computer ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by po_jo_45 View Post
    What happens when autorun is disabled but the users double click the drive in My Computer - does it not do the same thing, the virus will still get onto the computer etc?
    The virus is exploiting the autorun or autoplay pop-up menu function, so by disabling it, users are forced to manually browse a memory stick via My Computer (even if the memory stick has the autorun virus, it cannot run).

    I've also heard the argument that because a memory stick is encrypted it can't be infected, which is untrue. You insert a memory stick, enter the password and then the autorun function would start as normal.

    Put it this way, the sites I support haven't had a single conflicker infection and it's because the autorun function is disabled. Most users don't notice, as typically they navigate to My Computer for mapped network drives anyway.

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    Awesome! thanks for clearing that up, i will get that done asap

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    No problem at all

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    hoW do you manually remove this virus as SOPHOS is not picking it up!

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    Initially we used Trend Micro Housecall to scan everything! After we managed to get things clean, we ripped out RMVP4 and installed VIPRE AV.

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    Im having this issue and the problem seems to be with roaming profiles, the server has been cleaned but as soon as someone logs in using a cached profile the network is infected again. I have combatted this by disabling the users and deleting all the local profiles using delprof. At the same time i am cleaning all the profiles.

    I have read the virus also spreads by using the RECYCLER folder so i am deleting everything in those folders too

    RMVP4 and Sophos have not picked it up, I have seen this before and am using the cmd to delete the infection.

    Has there been a new strain of the virus as it seems to have infected 3 people here...

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    We have not been successful here and unfortunately have had another school which has been infected, the problem is with the local cached profiles reinfecting the server. Shame that I cant go in during the summer as the head refuses to pay for the extra service, maybe on the last day of term or when we get back from the summer holidays

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    I'd be getting something in writing to the head to say that there is an issue that needs sorting urgently. If he still doesn't want to know then on his head be it. Just a case of making sure he's aware of the possible consequences and that you are prepared to sort it out.

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