All folders in external ext. hdd goes hidden

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Shan - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020 - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Hello,

All folders in external hard drive / flash drive are getting hidden while plugging into my computer. Then i use "usbshow" program or run the "attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*" command to unhide the folders.

But the next time when i re plug the drive again the folders get hidden..

I doubt the virus is from my computer, bcz if i put the same drive in other PC it doesn't make any hiding issue.

And other thing i have already tried scan the PC's HDD using Mcafee, MSE & Malwarebytes antivirus programs by connecting parallel on other PC .

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the virus for a permanent solution ?

PC Config:
Dell OP 760, Win XP SP3..

Thanks n Regards,

Shan, Dubai
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Apr 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Hello,

Try this 1

1)Copy the text starting from "REGEDIT4" upto @="@SYS:DoesNotExist"

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]
@="@SYS:DoesNotExist"

Open a "Notepad" --> Paste it --> Save the file as fix.reg

Note: Don't forget the extension "reg"

[First backup your registry. Click on Start --> Run --> Type regedt32 and press

Enter. "Registry Editor" will be opened. Click on "File --> Export". Save the file

with any name in your desired location]

Now double-click on fix.reg --> Click on OK.

[Note : After following the above instructions, whenever you place any autoplay

CD\DVD all you have to do is go to "My Computer" --> Open the CD\DVD drive

--> You have to double-click on the setup file.]

2) Disable the "Autoplay" feature also.

Click on Start --> Run --> type gpedit.msc and click on OK.

Double-click on "Computer Configuration" --> Administrative Templates --->

System. Double-click on "Turn autoplay off" option and select the option

"Enabled" --> Click on OK. Close that window. Now logoff and logon into your

account.

3) Once again download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/

Update the " Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"

Plug your pen drive and then perform "Full Scan"

Good Luck
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