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Hi all ..

Thanks for all your responses for my earlier posting of unable to open my drives if tried it opens with "OPEN WITH " option and i updated my symantec and removed around 50 infected files though the problem continues and through " SHOW SYSTEM/HIDDEN FILE" I cannot find out the autorun.inf as none of the hidden file is displayed...I need to rectify since for the past 3 days this is an issue.....

Revert me back experts..


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  • harikreative Feb 18, 2008

    hi griffinkec..

    I tried that too but still in vain i am not able to delete or erase the autorun.inf ..... waiting for your valuable reply...


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Hi Hari

seems you didn't saw my previous solution
Why don't you use commandline approach to check the virus.
Hope you would be knowing that.
In case, type cmd in the Run box.That makes the appear .Use the command attrib to change the attribute of all files to visible,read /write able.Also system files too .
Now, check directory using the chdir command.That lists all the files in the c:/,d:/or e:/ drive .Then delete or erase the virus files that are visible now using del or erase command.

Now Make a full scan of your system .

Posted on Feb 18, 2008


Am interested in getting the base of this problem. It sounds familiar. Please restate it. You need to be careful at this point so you don't lose your important documents. begin thinking back up while fix the problem.

Please update your problem

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    Dear Hari,

    It is possible that your internal antivirus is also disabbles by the viruses. Norton is known to be victim to that. If the command run approach failed, you should look at using differnt antivirus. You could scan yo8r hard drive from another motherboard as a secondary drive using Kaspersky Antivirus; it is better tha Norton in diggin them out. Scan all drives twice. be patient. After that backup your files from the healed drives. Consider reinstalling your operating stsrems once you are back on your home motherboard. Sometimes complete surgery is the best route.


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