Jump to content
groovyPost Forums

Hammad

Members
  • Posts

    53
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Hammad

  1. Hi Hammad,

    I never even heard of this one before so these are just suggestions.

    My first thought is that the malicious files have processes running which are preventing the files from being deleted properly.

     

    You could use task manager to search for these processes but first I would try assigning a different letter to the USB drive. For drives with software installed this almost always causes the software to stop working. With any malicious processes stopped you can do a full format on the USB drive which will hopefully nuke that SVCHost, its data folder and anything else on there.

     

    In addition try using USB Oblivion to remove anything left behind In the registry on that computer by the infected USB drive. Here is the link http://code.google.com/p/usboblivion/

    If that doesn’t work then there is a program called Autorun Eater which finds and removes malicious files from USB drives. I haven’t used it myself but its free and looks worth a try if no one else can help. Here’s the link http://oldmcdonald.wordpress.com/

    If neither of these work, my only suggestion is to try another manual delete.

    First check task manager for any processes that the files are running and end them. Then using an elevated command prompt to avoid any administrator rights that may be protecting the files, remove any read only attributes on the unwanted files and delete them. Then double check that they are deleted properly.

    Use the command prompt to check for any other suspicious files or directories including hidden ones, end any processes they have running and delete them. Double check they are deleted and if not continue looking for any process that is preventing the delete.

    Let me know how you get on

     

    Never used my credit card online ever and even i asked my bank never to accept any online transaction. So thats not an issue. anyways formatted my pc and all is good now.

  2. Hi Hammad,

    I never even heard of this one before so these are just suggestions.

    My first thought is that the malicious files have processes running which are preventing the files from being deleted properly.

     

    You could use task manager to search for these processes but first I would try assigning a different letter to the USB drive. For drives with software installed this almost always causes the software to stop working. With any malicious processes stopped you can do a full format on the USB drive which will hopefully nuke that SVCHost, its data folder and anything else on there.

     

    In addition try using USB Oblivion to remove anything left behind In the registry on that computer by the infected USB drive. Here is the link http://code.google.com/p/usboblivion/

    If that doesn’t work then there is a program called Autorun Eater which finds and removes malicious files from USB drives. I haven’t used it myself but its free and looks worth a try if no one else can help. Here’s the link http://oldmcdonald.wordpress.com/

    If neither of these work, my only suggestion is to try another manual delete.

    First check task manager for any processes that the files are running and end them. Then using an elevated command prompt to avoid any administrator rights that may be protecting the files, remove any read only attributes on the unwanted files and delete them. Then double check that they are deleted properly.

    Use the command prompt to check for any other suspicious files or directories including hidden ones, end any processes they have running and delete them. Double check they are deleted and if not continue looking for any process that is preventing the delete.

    Let me know how you get on

     

    Well, i researched about it in great great detail. I dont know while researching, i tried every single method and managed to remove the virus from my usb but whenever i plugged it back in it came back. tried KAspersky rootkit scanner, kaspersky internet security and what not.

    and in the end, i could find the affected registry keys so the only option left for me was to format my PC>

  3. I am having a problem. Whenever i plug in my usb in my office computer, the following folders appear.

    http://i.imgur.com/gEvdY.jpg

    If i try to copy any folder from my computer to my usb drive, it hides the folder the other folder is changed to .exe file.

    Scanned it with MSE and it didnt show me anything....i tried deleting the files using cmd (attrib method) and deleted the files. I even did a quick format. But whenever i re plug in my usb these 2 files are always there in it.

    ANy suggestions?

  4. well r u using any proxy application like Hotspot shield or any other? If yes, disable the software and check it again coz when you try to login from an undisclosed location you may get a message like this, i was using hotspot shield and once i got this message when i tried to open google docs. If not, its a virus. Scan using the tools steve mentioned and see.

    Alternatively, you can use this site downforeveryoneorjustme.com to check if the website is having problems or is it their a problem at your end.

    Hope this helps.

  5. Chrome runs in its own virtualized-sandboxed environment. Because of this each tab, or sometimes set of tabs on the same website, are open in their own process.

    This is good for a few reasons. The first one is stability. If a particular tab crashes it won't bring down your entire browser. Secondly, for security. If a plugin on an individual page tries to do something malicious Chrome can block it without interfering with the rest of your browsing experience.

     

    Thank you dexter. I think you are right.

  6. I had this issue several years ago. I have a Dell Inspirion laptop, which are notorious for overheating (wish I had know before I bought the stupid thing).

    I researched the issue and learned how to open up the laptop to take out the cooling component and clean out the dust. There was a lot of dust that collects around the heat sink and blocks the air flow (which probably is what happened to your laptop).

    It may seem intimating to open up a laptop, especially for the first time. A few things tips I'd suggest before opening up your laptop.

    • Always ground yourself. The more often, the better. Static electricity may damage your laptop hardware and circuits. Grounding yourself discharges the static electricity from yourself, so you don't end up discharging it into your laptop.
    • Research your laptop. Know where the components are located, so you don't end up taking out the wrong parts, or worse.

     

    jshepp, i think you cn get information about any laptop. So thats not the point here. Anyway, i contacted the repair center and they said it will take an hour or maybe less and will not cost much. So why take risk :). THanks Simon and jshepp

  7. I had this issue several years ago. I have a Dell Inspirion laptop, which are notorious for overheating (wish I had know before I bought the stupid thing).

    I researched the issue and learned how to open up the laptop to take out the cooling component and clean out the dust. There was a lot of dust that collects around the heat sink and blocks the air flow (which probably is what happened to your laptop).

    It may seem intimating to open up a laptop, especially for the first time. A few things tips I'd suggest before opening up your laptop.

    • Always ground yourself. The more often, the better. Static electricity may damage your laptop hardware and circuits. Grounding yourself discharges the static electricity from yourself, so you don't end up discharging it into your laptop.
    • Research your laptop. Know where the components are located, so you don't end up taking out the wrong parts, or worse.

     

    i d rather take it to someome rather then opening it myself

  8. Is the fan noise louder than before because it is running faster or is it louder as low speeds.

    If it’s louder because its running faster, It could be dust, it could be some new software or malware that is placing a high demand on the CPU which in turn requires more cooling. I would check task manager to see what processes you have running.

     

    Are you using it on a firm flat surface with the vents clear and not on your knees with the vents blocked. The best place to use a laptop is on a desk that is regularly cleaned. This cuts down on the amount of dust that gets sucked into the machine.

    Either way, you would be safe to use a blower or vacuum to clear dust from around the vents. This might cure the noise problem however this is ineffective at removing dust from inside the laptop which can build up like thick grey fur covering the heat sink and other components.

    The only way to completely remove this is to open the laptop but I wouldn’t recommend this unless you know what you are doing

     

    I checked task manager but there was no unusual process running. I gues i have to take it to the repair center for service

×
×
  • Create New...