Folder Shortcut Virus

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  1. ShinyJellicent12
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    ShinyJellicent12 I summon giant clover-shaped meteors in the sky

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    Happens on my flashdrive.
    Any info?
    I don't exactly understand this problem, considering I find one exact folder on my flashdrive to be a real pain.
    It changes to a CMD shortcut VERY easily.
    I would appreciate help, and a tip to help prevent this
     
  2. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

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    Can you give a little more info? Like if this virus is ONLY on the flash drive, or if you've tried to do removable storage scan. Can you back up and reformat without spreading the virus?
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    What is the name of the file? And did you torrent this?

    Sometimes I've had CMDs happen due to really long loading times, but you should tell us more just to be safe.
     
  4. ShinyJellicent12
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    ShinyJellicent12 I summon giant clover-shaped meteors in the sky

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    Virus is only on my flashdrive
    Its some ppt.tmp
    There is no long loading times.
    the command prompt opens, thats what I meant
     
  5. m3rox

    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Use anti-virus/anti-malware software to remove it. I recommend malwarebytes' anti-malware (the free version).
    http://malwarebytes.org/
     
  6. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    I recommend running in safe mode to prevent any automatic scripts from running.
     
  7. Rydian

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    Wasn't there a windows update that stopped autorun programs because of shit like this?
     
  8. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Wasn't that only distributed on Vista and 7?
     
  9. Rydian

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