i think i have a virus

anfieldroad

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i have just transferred some music albums to a pen drive for a friend,when he put it in is pc he got the message do not open it contains a virus.it may have come from me.i am using avast freeware.what do use think and how do i get shut of it please
 

anfieldroad

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avast is doing a scan now but its been ten mins now and its only on 6 per sent so will let you know how i get on
 

moh

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From a boot scan with avast it can take up to 40 mins anfield don't go away from the pc as if it finds something halfway through the scan then avast waits for your instructions before continuing its scan.
 

7thsinger

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Any kind of program hacks, cracks, or keygens on the thumbdrive? Those can register as a virus due to how they operate.
 

anfieldroad

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no had ther was nothing on it

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avast has fin and it says no infeted files
 

Chimaera

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If avast dosent find it

install adaware free and malwarebytes anti malware free and spyware search and destroy and scan with them as well just

having an antivirus dosent guarentee protection unless you scan with it regularly and use diff programs to cross cover the drive
 

Mooley

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There was a virus going round a few months ago that infects removable drives in particular. I got it on my two external hard drives and it never showed up in anti-virus /anti-malware etc. There was a program released to remove it. Wonder is this it?? I think I might still have the tiny little prog to remove it.
 

Mooley

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I'll have a look shortly mate and post here. Sorry, been up on her roof for the last while (hours) trying to find Thor! :cry:
 

anfieldroad

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my comp has gone off completly,been tryin to sort it out keep getting message no network adapter found or installed doing my f in head in
 

Mooley

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When is it giving you this message? When you plug in USb device or randomly?

Have you gone to your Device Manager and checked your network devices?
 
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Oh I've given up on that. Tried and tried but needed someone here in front of tv also but she has no patience whatsoever so gave up.
Here you go man. Instructions in text file. Very straight forward. Hope it helps. Let us know how you get on.
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service[/QUOTE

mooley i went to the link megaupload and downloaded the raw file but didnot open it,avira was doing a scan dismorning and found this/C:\Users\user\Desktop\antivir folder\USB Autorun Virus Remover.rar
[0] Archive type: RAR
--> USB Autorun Virus Remover\patch.exe
[DETECTION] Is the TR/PSW.Gomex.Gen.E Trojan
Begin scan in 'D:\' <RECOVERY>

Beginning disinfection:
C:\Users\user\Desktop\antivir folder\USB Autorun Virus Remover.rar
[NOTE] The file was moved to '4b06a206.qua'!
how do i get rid of it properly.
ta paddy
 

hadmad

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if you open avira and go into the quarantine file you will be able to delete the file i dont know avira as i dont use it but you should be able to see it handy any once its in quarantine it cant do you any harm anyway paddy
 
if you open avira and go into the quarantine file you will be able to delete the file i dont know avira as i dont use it but you should be able to see it handy any once its in quarantine it cant do you any harm anyway paddy

thanks i deleted it from quarantine so hope its gone.
ps lucky i dident openit(y)
 

hadmad

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its gone paddy but i dont think it was anything to worry about i think it just the way the prog works
 

Mooley

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Paddy are you saying avira found a virus in the rar file for the virus remover?? I can remove the patch file and re-up? So you didn't actually use the Autorun Virus Remover?
 
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