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Hello,

I had the same problem, and I formatted my pen drive, and then I did run the command, "attrib -h -r -s /s /d i:\*.* "
But, the access was denied, saying access denied -i:\System Volume Information.
and of course there is a hide folder named "System Volume Information" and cannot be deleted.
What I mean is the pen drive has infected, when I put files in it, in every computer that I plug that, the files are just shortcuts.
Please Help me out.

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This type issue could be caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and hard disk.

Here is a tool to remove the virus and vaccinate your USB against further viruses.


Download UsbFix (created by El Desaparecido) on your desktop.

http://ccm.net/download/download-24089-usbfix

If your antivirus gives an alert, ignore it and temporarily deactivate the antivirus.
Plug in your usb devices (Flash drive, pen drive. External HD etc...) don't open them.
Double click sur UsbFix.exe.

Click on deletion
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Let the tool work.

Ambucias
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At the end of the scan a report will show which you can copy and paste here..

The report is save at the root ( C:\UsbFix.txt ).

You can also vaccinate against any virus.
Thank you, it really worked. Thanks a lot.
I had a question if you kindly answer me, if you have researches.
This type of virus is only for USBs, or it can harm the internal HDD of computer also?
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It may reside on the HD but not harm it.