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How to locate a virus using command prompt?

Now, we facing a problem of our computers, some computers have a virus, that is why,our work is very slow now in progressing.

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  • seinsah Nov 27, 2008

    find virus

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    how to get virus using cmd
    what is the code for that?


  • pankswet007 Mar 09, 2009

    how to locate virus in system & delete by using cmd.

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I don't know how to locate a virus using command prompt. Is there any reason why you want to do that?

I bet there are some virusscanners around which can be controlled using the Command Prompt. You can just install a free scanner like AVG AntiVirus Free Edition. And let it scan in Safe Mode.

Here's a link to it:
[Grisoft AVG AntiVirus 7.5 Free Edition]

I hope this helps. Please rate.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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What can one say. I'm going to suggest you download & run SOPHOS. Free software with instructions. Click the link below. Follow the instruction on the page.
http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/13252.html

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How to Remove Shortcut Virus on Windows?


Connect the affected USB drive to your computer. When the files on your USB drive have been changed to shortcuts, your files are actually still there in a hidden location. This process will restore the files so that you can see them again.
  • Do not run any of the shortcuts on the USB drive, or you risk spreading the infection.


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Determine the drive letter of the USB drive. You'll need to know the drive letter for the USB drive or memory card that has been affected by the virus. The quickest way to find this is to open the "Computer"/"This PC" window. The drive letter for the USB drive will be listed next to the drive label.
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  • Click the Folder button in your taskbar to open the window.
  • Click "Computer" in the Start menu if you're using Windows 7 or Vista.
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Open the Command Prompt. You'll be performing the fix using a few quick Command Prompt commands. The process for opening the Command Prompt varies depending on the version of Windows you are using:
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  • Windows 8 and newer - Right-click the Windows button and select "Command Prompt."
  • Windows 7 and older - Open the Start menu and select "Command Prompt."


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Type .attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*and press? Enter. Replace Xwith your USB drive's letter. For example, if your USB drive's letter is E, typeattrib -h -r -s /s /d E:\*.* and press ? Enter.[1]
  • This will unhide the files, remove any read-only attributes, and remove the shortcuts.
  • The process may take a while to complete, depending on how much data is on the USB drive.
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Open the unnamed folder created on your USB drive. This folder will contain all of the data that was previously hidden by the infection.

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  • It may take a while to copy large amounts of data.
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Right-click on your drive in "Computer"/"This PC" and select "Format." This will open the Format window.
  • The formatting process will completely erase the drive, so make sure that you've copied your data off of it first.
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Uncheck "Quick Format" and click "Start." Unchecking "Quick Format" will scan for and remove the infection on the USB drive. The format process will likely take a while to complete. 26319209-bxzhjmonsmllydp0qa2riq2g-2-44.jpg

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Remove virus of my computer


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
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Enable VGA mode
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Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select the safe mode option then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus anti virus and malware http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

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1. Go to Start, Run and type: cmd press Ok.

2. At the command prompt, type in your primary drive location, usually C:

3. You may need to change the directory. If so type: cd \ hit Enter.

4. Type: attrib -s -h -r -a autorun.inf hit Enter.

5. Type: dir and hit Enter. This will allow you to see and confirm the Autorun files.

6. Type: del autorun.inf hit Enter. Repeat the above commands for each drive on your computer including your flash/usb drive.

7. Now search for and remove sowar.vbs, SysRes.vbs, Cool USEP Scandal.vbs
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  • Type: dir /s sowar.vbs Hit Enter.
8. If the file is present, type: del sowar.vbs hit Enter.
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Do u know how to remove virus using command prompt (cmd)


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CHARCOIS

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If you are getting message like" Surabaya in my birthday, Don't kill me, I'm just send message from your computer", then it obvious that your computer is infected with Surabaya Virus

Symptoms of Virus
1) All folders get disappear.
2) Folder options not work.
3) Machine Restarts on running command like msconfig , regedit.
4) You are unable to install many antivirus.
5) Folders name appear with scr extension ( Actually not folders)

Reasons of infection
1) Infection from removable drives e.g. pendrive, hard disk,
2) Reading cards using card reader
3) From CD or DVD
4) From others computer
5) From internet

Remedies:

1) Using free software:
Download the "Autorun Eater" from internet ( 1.5mb)
Download from:
http://oldmcdonald.wordpress.com/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Autorun-Eater.shtml

a) Install "Autorun eater" ( some Antivirus detect it as a virus but it is safe) and run it. It appears at taskbar ( lower right corner)

b) Right click on it and follow following path
Registry fix>>fix folder option.
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Now you can see hidden folders

But Surabaya virus change your folder attribute to system folder. So to see your folders you have to untcheck option " hide protected system files and folder" which appears
Right "below the show hidden files and folder" option
Path:
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You can use command prompt to change the folder attributes
A) Start MS-DOS command prompt (start>>program files>>accessories>>command prompt
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1)Manual:
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