Question about Computers & Internet
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Posted on May 28, 2010
I had this virus, and the following
procedure seemed to work in getting rid of it for me. Hopefully it
works for you as well.
open command prompt my going Start > Run and typing cmd.
You should be in a directory called something like “C:\Documents and Settings\User”. if you are not, change to it by typing ‘cd’ and the directory above (replacing ‘user’ with your username), and then pressing enter.
type ‘attrib’ and press enter. There should be a file called svchost.exe, and will have the attributes SHR (which stands for System-file, hidden, and read-only).
type ‘attrib -s -h -r svchost.exe’. This removes the SHR properties and allows you to delete the file.
type ‘del svchost.exe’. This should delete the virus from your computer.
NOTE: svchost.exe is a critical system file if it is located in C:\WINDOWS\System32. If it is located elsewhere (as this one is), it is generally a virus.
Then, insert infected pen drives (memory sticks, iPods etc.) which carry the virus. Change the directory to the pen drive by typing ‘E:’(or whatever letter it is) ENTER. Then type ‘attrib’ as above.
there should be the files ‘protector.exe’ and ‘autorun.inf’ which also have the properties SHR. type ‘attrib -s -h -r’ ENTER, and then delete the files by typing ‘del autorun.inf’ ENTER then ‘del protector.inf’ ENTER. This should remove the virus. Autorun.inf might reappear, but this shouldn’t be a problem.
Do not open the pen drive after you insert it, and cancel any autorun windows that come up.
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