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Virus on memory pen making files into short cuts

Ask a question Jackr123 - Last answered on Sep 16, 2017 at 04:50 PM by Ambucias
Hello,

I have similar problem i use windows at work and a Mac at home. When at work (windows) my files are coming up as shortcuts and now files are saying they are unable to open due to the content no longer existing. HOwever when i am at home on my Mac everything works fine apart from i have extra files which are black and just have cmd on them, they cant be opened and seem to be the virus. I hope all of the above makes sense. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jack

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Hello Jack,

The shortcuts are due to a worm.

Using the same pen on both a mac and on windows is not recommended.

To get rid of the worm, at work, on the very same computer, (because the computer is also infected)

Your flash drive and computer have been infected with a worm.
# Download USB Fix click here
  • Launch it, a shortcut will be created on your desktop.

  • Choose "Clean" option.
  • A pop-up will follow
    Connect all your external data sources to your PC (Usb keys, sd cards external drives, etc...)
  • Once you're ready, click "OK".
  • While cleaning, you will lose access to your desktop, but this is normal.

The numbers of analyzed and infected elements are displayed.

# Copy/paste the report here.

Tutorial : http://www.en.usbfix.net/2014/02/usbfix-tutorial-clean-option/

Ambucias
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