USB thumbdrive infected

By narlina
Mar 31, 2009
  1. I dont know what is wrong with my usb thumb drive, but everytime i plug it into my computer, the icon is not the usual drive like the ones on local disk C or D, but it shows the drive as a folder. i think it has been infected by some sort of virus or something but my antivirus didn't detect it. i've run malwarebytes and sas and the result is still the same.

    few days ago the folder options on the menu went missing but after running combofix, i managed to get it back.

    p/s: does anyone need the HJ log to help me with this?

    i'm not sure whether to put this under hardware or virus removal =_="
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

  3. narlina

    narlina TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Avast cannot scan protected archives

    after reformatting, i tried scanning my computer and my thumbdrives. i know something is lurking inside one of my thumbdrives but avast don't detect it.

    and it can't even scan password-protected archives. is this normal?

    what should i do?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes that's all normal and ok
    If you unprotect the archive Avast should then be able to scan it

    You may also want to scan it with Malwarebytes
  5. narlina

    narlina TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i've used malwarebytes as well. still the same.

    should i format my thumbdrive?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes I would :)
    Nothing is irreplaceable
    If you feel you must have the protected info on the drive, maybe have SuperAntispyware auto protecting in the background
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