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Can anyone pls. advise on how about removing auto-run viruses, from a external hard drive. All the folders have been replaced by their shortcuts. would appreciate your help in this situation

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Download and install microsoft security essentials to a pc.Then run a complete scan of the external drive while its plugged into the pc.

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How to protect your computer by Virus?

Few tips.


1. Try to updated your anti- virus always.

2. Use original anti-virus support.

3. Minimum try full system scan 3 days a week.

4. Before open any external memory device ( Example : hard drive, pen drive, memory card, mobile, etc ) don't forget to scan.

5. Symbol of virus infected device is Auto Run option. ** if you use a pen-drive then just right click on drive, if your seen the top option is Auto Run / there is 2 time showing Auto Run that's mean the device infected by virus."

6. If you think the system not going fast then before just run scan only SYSTEM 32 folder which is located inside C: drive> windows> system32.

7. Weekly once clean your temp internet files, recent use document etc.

Thanks .
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Protect your COMPUTER by VIRUS


How to protect your computer by Virus?

Few tips.

1. Try to updated your anti- virus always.

2. Use original anti-virus support.

3. Minimum try full system scan 3 days a week.

4. Before open any external memory device ( Example : hard drive,pendrive, memory card, mobile, etc ) don't forget to scan.

5. Symbol of virus infected device is Auto Run option. ** if you use a pen-drive then just right click on drive, if your seen the top option is Auto Run / there is 2 time showing Auto Run that's mean the device infected by virus."

6. If you think the system not going fast then before just run scan only SYSTEM 32 folder which is located inside C: drive> windows> system32.

7. Weekly once clean your temp internet files, recent use document etc.

Thanks .
Regards,
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Two important notes:

1. For it to be completely effective you'll need to update it prior to running a scan.
2. Many malware programs actually prevent the installation of these types of programs, it may be necessary to start your PC in safe mode (F8 during the boot process) to get it installed.

Finally, once the malware is removed, you can download a free personal version of AVG anti-virus to help protect your machine in the future.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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Here’s the REAL way to clean this off your system. You should do these steps after a fresh reboot in safe mode.
1) Navigate to the problem drive(s) via the Explore option.
2) Click on TOOLS -> FOLDER OPTIONS
3) Click the button which says ‘Show hidden files and folders.
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Hide extensions for known file types
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7) Check “c:\windows\prefetch” for boot.com file and delete if present.
8) Delete all files from c:\windows\temp
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9) Delete all files from c:\Documents and Settings\[USER PROFILE]\Local Settings\Temp
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