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USB VIRUS...? I have never seen a virus like this before... i recently installed microsoft windows xp professional (SP1) onto a newly built computer. i caught a virus before i was able to download an antivirus / firewall and it behaves in a very odd manner. i was able to install spyware doctor and zonalarm security suite (firewall + antivirus) AFTER i got the virus. i done the most thoroughest scan on both, zonealarm picked up alot of trogans, backdoor things. and spyware doctor found a program called "braviax.exe" as far as i knew, all the viruses was deleted, until i reset my computer this was. the next morning i turned my computer on and i now find my belkin wireless usb adapter "cannot be found" although it hasnt been touched. it isnt even shown in device manager. nothing disabled, usb registry number is still '3' also, zonealarm about .. every 10 seconds finds another backdoor virus. it must be duplicating. so this virus is getting smart .. so i decide copy an installer of F-Secure antivirus onto my memory stick. i have previously used this to install it onto my laptop (it consists of "virus & spy protection", "internet shield" and "spam control" HOWEVER i installed it onto my computer and it tells me it cannot be installed if zonealarm security suite is installed, so i uninstall it. then i install F-Secure. after i install F-Secure antivirus, it requests i restart. so i restart and come to find my usb memory stick now doesnt work! it blinks a light when i plug it in, but it isnt displayed in my computer or device manager and nothing comes up to install it. F-secure loads up after booting and it doesnt show no antivirus searching options unlike my laptop, now i have a firewall, but no antvirus. the virus has done this ?? so now the backdoor virus is left duplicating as we speak and i have NO controll of it. no internet access to any antivirus software, and no usb stick to copy a antivirus over to it. WHAT THE [HELL] DO I DO? this is a virus ive never experienced before . seems like its alive .. need fast support, my computer is dying lol. offering good feedback? ha :) ---------------------------------- -ALSO NOTE- as i failed to write in my last post, i am very hesitant to reformat my hard drive as i have alot of old photographs from recent years i do not have backups of, also i have thousands of songs id lose name to which i wouldnt be able to find again ha :) surely im not the first person to have this virus, the thousands of people who have got this virus surely hasnt all refomatted their HD's, lol any suggestions feel free

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If you can download AVG free and Avast on a different Pc and put them on a Different memory stick or try your bugged one. Install them they have kept my Pc clean for a long time and as far as i know they don't conflict with each other. I got them on my Pc which i also built myself. If you try youre bugged memory stickand if it sees the memory stick but wont open it right click on it and click explore and that might allow you on it. But if this fails i would format youre hard drive
the download sites for the Antivirus are:

http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe for AVG

http://www.download.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-AvastHome&subj=dl&tag=button&cdlPid=10888427 for avast

just copy and past them into the internet if you can

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Look the best way is to Format the drive and NTFS it.. then reinstall windows.. else ya just gonna chase ya tail 4 eva.. been there done that... Heehhee... Better if ya can afford new hard drive then that's wat I do these days.. save tearin ya hair out and time too...

Then get a "Distro" of XP Virus Free... and install to ya PC.. I use B;ack XP these days its just great. It install with an Antivirus etc and just works but there are others like Borg XP etc.

As for ya photos copy em out to a Flash Drive etc using a DOS box and copy command Tediuos but non virus affected usually... GL

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