D drive becomes a file?

By bruise
Jan 11, 2008
  1. Hi everybody,

    This is my first post and unfortunately, to me, it is a troubling one. Hopefully, some of us here are able to help me in this.

    I have discovered that my comp. has gotten Trojan virus in the C drive. Have run a antivirus software on it, managed to delete and quarantine 3 threats. Unsure what to do with it. Meanwhile, when I tried to open my D drive, I encountered this message of no permission to access the drive. Suspected it may got the virus too. I have done a anti virus software check on it. And it deleted one threat.

    When i tried to access my D drive again, i have this message " to open file D:/, select any of this programs to open it, words, excel etc etc"...
    I was stunned. My D drive has become a D file?

    In this case, what should I do to revert it to original status?Help!:dead:
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What happens when you right click on your D: drive and select "explore"?

    Looks like the malware set up autorun on D: and pointed to to some invisible filename.
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


    Just to add to add to the above,you have to delete any autorun.inf (or similar) in the root

    of your D drive.

    You will first have to "Show hidden files and folders",see HERE

    Then right click on D and choose Explore,as mentioned,and delete the rogue file.

    You may have to do it in Safe Mode,

    Next I strongly suggest you go HERE for the Techspot treatment.
  4. fenderguy2112

    fenderguy2112 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Your going to want to "explore" your D: drive rather than opening/executing it.

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