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Hi.

Currently my external harddrive and several USB's are infected with this folder.exe nonsense. The only thing which works to counteract this at the moment has been to disable virus protection programs (mb, avg). 
I have tried removing the virus with mb. However malwarebytes just deletes the entire folder with it. 

Is there a way in which I am able to remove the virus without deleting all my files and contents of folders.

I have tried several ways I've found online and none seem to work, all from random sites.

Hopefully someone here is able to provide some help. 

Thanks

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Download, install and run Panda USB Vaccine

The usb vaccination performed by this program will permanently disable any autorun.inf functionality of your usb stick. After the vaccination you will be able to use the usb stick normally and files (even malware) can be copied to/from it, however they will be prevented from executing automatically. This vaccination can only be reversed with a reformat of the usb stick.

 

Download and save Panda USB Vaccine from http://www.pandasecurity.com/uk/homeusers/downloads/usbvaccine/

 

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  • Double click the file USBVaccineSetup.exe to start the installation.

     

       

  • During setup uncheck the option to Run Panda USB Vaccine automatically when computer boots.

     

       

  • Start Panda USB Vaccine.

     

       

  • Insert your usb-stick/external HD, choose the correct drive letter (i.e "F:\") and click Vaccinate USB.

     

       

  • When it's finished, close the program.

     

       

  • You can delete the downloaded USBVaccineSetup.exe when you`re done if you you wish.

     

     

 

 

Next,

 

Go here: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/how-to-use-stinger.aspx follow the instructions and run McAfee Stinger, leave all settings as default. Let me see the log when complete. Location is in the FAQ list....

 

Kevin

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Results from mcafee scan:

McAfee® Labs Stinger™ Version 12.1.0.1002 built on Jul 18 2014 at 12:32:33
Copyright© 2014, McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

AV Engine version v5700.7147 for Windows.
Virus data file v1000.0 created on Jul 18, 2014
Ready to scan for 6357 viruses, trojans and variants.

Custom scan initiated on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:44:24


Rootkit scan result : Not Scanned.



Summary Report on J:
File(s)
    TotalFiles:............    13080
    Clean:.................    12486
    Not Scanned:........... 594
    Possibly Infected:.....    0

Time: 00:02:40

Scan completed on Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:47:04





USB Vaccine when run, it simply changed it to Vaccined. Didn't seem as if anything actually went on. And my folders remain as .exe's
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Thanks for the update and logs, we continue. Unplug all USB flash drives and external drives, now we run MB on your PC only...

 

Run Malwarebytes

 


On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection subtab, Detection Options, tick the box 'Scan for rootkits'.
Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
A Threat Scan will begin.
With some infections, you may see this message box.
'Could not load DDA driver'
Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.

 

Post log:

 


After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.
Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
Click 'Copy to Clipboard'
Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply.

 

Next,

 

Run MB again with all USB flashdrives plugged in.

 

Run Malwarebytes, select "Scan" from the menu bar. Scan options will open. Select "Custom Scan" then select "Scan Now"

 

An options window will open, select only flash drives, ext HD. Select "Start scan"

 

Post log when complete...

 

Next,

 

With all USB devices still plugged in continue:

 

download the following program to your desktop:

Unhidetool

Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.

Please be patient as this may take several minutes to run, it will scan and fix all Hard drives on your system. You will see a new window with the drive being processed, typically C:\  as below:

 

unhide-1.jpg

 

Changing as the next drive is processed as below:

 

unhide2-1.jpg

 

You will get a success alert at the end.

 

Unhide3.jpg

 

Re-boot, a log will be saved same place as the tool was run from, post that log....

 

Kevin...

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 21/07/2014
Scan Time: 5:23:33 PM
Logfile: 
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.07.20.07
Rootkit Database: v2014.07.17.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Khan
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 362100
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 17 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files: 2
PUP.Optional.Softonic.A, C:\Users\Khan\Downloads\SoftonicDownloader_for_windows-live-messenger.exe, Quarantined, [6c35465a1269cd695fd39197d52cae52], 
PUP.Optional.RegCleanPro, C:\Users\Khan\Downloads\rcpsetup_matomyil_myil442191.exe, Quarantined, [2c75227e6417f83e8b1ab77d1ce4cb35], 
 
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)
 
The second scan of my usbs/ehd won't open and shuts MBAM down.
This is a scan taken after that one after a couple of reboots.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 21/07/2014
Scan Time: 6:49:20 PM
Logfile: 
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.07.20.07
Rootkit Database: v2014.07.17.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Khan
 
Scan Type: Custom Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 347912
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 59 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)


I ran that unhide it program and nothing has happened. My folders on all drives remain as .exe's or no longer show still.

F drive (main HDD) also seems to be infected and only showing 4 folders, however there must be folders if I'm using programs which aren't showing up.
The folders which are present, are now .exe's as well.

 
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This kind of infection hides the normal folder and presents its own file that mimics a folder with the .exe extension. Usually malwarebytes will kill the infection and unhide will then show the previously hidden folders...

 

Run Eset Online Scanner

 

**Note** You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and Windows 7/8 right click on IE shortcut and run as admin

 

Go to Eset web page http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ to run an online scan from ESET.

 


Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
click on the Run ESET Online Scanner button
Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
Click Start
When asked, allow the add/on to be installed
Click Start
Make sure that the option "Remove found threats"  is ticked
Click on Advanced Settings, ensure the options
Scan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, and Enable Anti-Stealth Technology are ticked.
Select "Change" next to Current scan targets A new window will open, select any extra drives, Flash drives etc as required.
Click Scan
wait for the virus definitions to be downloaded
Wait for the scan to finish

 

When the scan is complete

 


If no threats were found
put a checkmark in "Uninstall application on close"
close program
report to me that nothing was found

 

If threats were found

 


click on "list of threats found"
click on "export to text file" and save it as ESET SCAN and save to the desktop
Click on back
put a checkmark in "Uninstall application on close" (Remember to save the log)
click on finish

 

close program

 

Copy and paste the report in next reply.

 

Run "UnHide" one more time....

 

Kevin

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C:\Users\Khan\Documents\Gaming Applications\xfire_installer_46139 (1).exe Win32/Toolbar.Conduit potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined

C:\Users\Khan\Downloads\avc-free.exe Win32/OpenCandy potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined

C:\Users\Khan\Downloads\CrystalDiskMark3_0_2f-en.exe Win32/OpenCandy potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined

C:\Users\Khan\Downloads\dfsetup206.exe Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.E potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined

C:\Users\Khan\Downloads\REGSERVO_Pro_Installer.exe probably a variant of Win32/AdWare.ErrorEND.A application cleaned by deleting - quarantined

E:\New Folder.exe probably a variant of Win32/Injector.FZZ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

F:\Battlefield 3.exe probably a variant of Win32/Injector.FZZ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

F:\dumps.exe probably a variant of Win32/Injector.FZZ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

F:\New Folder.exe probably a variant of Win32/Injector.FZZ trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

F:\FileHistory\Khan\STEFAN\Data\C\Users\Khan\Documents\Gaming Applications\xfire_installer_46139 (1) (2013_05_29 10_17_21 UTC).exe Win32/Toolbar.Conduit potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined

F:\Movies.Shows\Supernatural Season 7\CCleaner 4.03\CCleaner 4.03\CCleaner 4.03.exe Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.D potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined
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Thanks for the update, good news at last... Do the following to clean up:

 

Download "Delfix by Xplode" and save it to your desktop.

 

"Delfix link mirror"

 

Double Click to start the program. If you are using Vista or higher, please right-click and choose run as administrator

 

Make Sure the following items are checked:

 


    Activate UAC
    Remove disinfection tools
    Create registry backup
    Purge System Restore
    Reset system settings

 

Now click on "Run" and wait patiently until the tool has completed.

 

The tool will create a log when it has completed. We don't need you to post this.

 

Part of the routine will be to create a registry back up with ERUNT,  the back up will be created here:

 

C:\Windows\ERUNT

 

When all is known to be well with your system you can delete that back up folder if you consider it as not needed...

 

If there are any log files etc from our process either delete or drag/drop to the recycle bin, empty the bin when done....

 

Next,

 

Read the following link to fully understand PC security and best practices, you may find it useful....

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry2316629

 

Let me know if we can now close out,

 

Thankyou,

 

Kevin

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