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shortcut and wscript.exe viruses

  1. #1


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)

    shortcut and wscript.exe viruses


    Hello!
    I have the shortcut virus on a non-windows partition and wscript.exe suspecisous file.
    any help please?

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You might want to try:
    1. Control Panel->Folder Options->View and check on "Show Hidden File" and uncheck on "Hide Protected operating system files"
    2. Open each partition and check if there is a hidden file called "autorun.inf". If there is, right click and select edit to find out what it does, take appropriate action then delete it.
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  3. #3


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    sorry for being that late, it's solved.
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  4. #4


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    thanks
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You might want to try:
    1. Control Panel->Folder Options->View and check on "Show Hidden File" and uncheck on "Hide Protected operating system files"
    2. Open each partition and check if there is a hidden file called "autorun.inf". If there is, right click and select edit to find out what it does, take appropriate action then delete it.
    did not help!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by NourinE View Post
    sorry for being that late, it's solved.
    how did you solved?

    sorry, thanks to all! solved with this guide Remove Shortcut virus (USB pendrive virus) from infected PC

    NourinE, thanks for answer!
    Last edited by Corvin; 17 Sep 2015 at 17:24.
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  7. #7


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    I used different tools to remove it, I don't remember which one exactly did it, but I think this one. but you'd better post your problem in the security forum.

    Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)
    http://www.escanav.com/english/conte...dwn&type=alter
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Right click run as administrator.
    A new icon will appear on your desktop.
    Right click run as administrator on new icon.
    Click on the update tab.

    Once you have updated the program, make sure the settings are the same as the picture below.

    Once you have made sure the settings match the picture, hit the Scan & Clean button.
    Upon scan completion, click View Log.

    Copy and paste entire log into your next reply.
    Note: Reboot if needed to remove infections.






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