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    Quote Originally Posted by jawdeeboy View Post
    I recently had this conflicker worm and my anti-virus could not seem to get rid of it. I eventually downloaded a tool from the microsoft site [kb890830] and "job done". Flash drive is like new again.
    What you downloaded was the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT). It is updated once a month and released with any other Windows Updates on the second Tuesday of each month. If you have Windows Updates turned on, the latest version of MRT is automatically installed and ran.

    While MRT is definitely useful, it's only an after-the-fact cleaning tool. It does not protect you against future infections. To make sure that your flash drive does not spread infections in the future, you should consider using one of the two methods mentioned in this thread.

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    Thanks Han, thats valuable advice and duly taken on board, it`s become apparent that i am faced with another problem, this is the fifth attempt i have made to post this reply as, everytime i go to reply, i am logged out.
    Still, got there in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawdeeboy View Post
    Tthis is the fifth attempt i have made to post this reply as, everytime i go to reply, i am logged out.
    Still, got there in the end.

    Scroll to the bottom right and log out.
    http://discussions.virtualdr.com/index.php

    Clean out your cookies. Then come back and log in. That normally takes care of that problem. Something is corrupted in there for whatever reason.
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    Thanks Train, i will give that a go, this is my second post this session, the first was no bother.
    I cleared the cookies before i logged in and it took for-ever to get to the reply function, once there, it was ok. It could have something to do with my very poor connection as, i am running through my mobile connected to my desktop. At best it`s eual to or a shade better than dial up, at worst, i would probably be better off taking the message myself....
    Still, i am just glad to have any internet access.
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    It could have something to do with my very poor connection

    Or our servers are getting slammed. That happens quite a bit every so often, I have seen over the years.
    Happens to all of us.
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    I have switched all of my flash drives to the Panda method. But the other one is still effective and wouldn't require a format to remove.

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    A recent update to the Panda tool http://research.pandasecurity.com/ar...n-1.0.1.4.aspx

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    Thanks for the information its really a great idea....

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    Thanks Han. Panda's USB Vaccine is an excellent tool.

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    Updated link to Panda'a USB Vaccine
    http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediace...rsion-1-0-1-4/

    (Be sure to check the MD5 hash to make sure Download.com hasn't included any uninvited guests!!)

    "We recently released version 1.0.1.4 of Panda USB Vaccine. This version includes a few bug fixes plus multi-lingual support. The MD5 of the executable is 58cc5b530fc552c8e31870f90db425ed."
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    Question

    Except for the last recent post, i see this link has age on it, how ever are all flash drives bad? I don't use any presently but had bought 2 or 3 some time back and i think i deleted all content on them like an ext hrd dr.. The ones i had i gave to the grand kids with some photos on them, never heard of any issues, So if i were to buy a couple without having read all the of the lead post here, what is one to do r0 a flash drive? I never use auto run for anything.

    rer these something like a reported item of a major pc builder shipping pcs with a root kit infection?:
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    Most flash drives purchased from a reputable source and manufactured by a reputable maker will not have any malware preinstalled. However, if you have AutoRun enabled on your computer and you connect an infected flash drive that contains some autorun malware, you could have a problem. Most antivirus software should detect the malware, but there is always a chance for a missed detection. The software in the first post in this thread is meant to help prevent these problems by turning off autorun on your computer and preventing autorun files from being run from any flash drives that you "immunize".

    If you buy your flash drives from a reputable source that sells genuine name-brand drives, and you don't loan them out to questionable individuals or those with unsafe computer security habits, you are unlikely to have problems.

    You can also purchase drives with a hardware write-protect switch, if you sometimes need to attach them to potentially infected computers. With the drive protected, malware cannot write to the drive.

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    It might be enabled, i don't k now, but if i connect a drive, the window comes up showing options to select to use, i just close it out, is it enabled?

    Is this what is being talked about?

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...744175b?auth=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by egdufwollamhsram1851 View Post
    It might be enabled, i don't k now, but if i connect a drive, the window comes up showing options to select to use, i just close it out, is it enabled?

    Is this what is being talked about?

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...744175b?auth=1
    "by turning off autorun on your computer and preventing autorun files from being run"

    I just went to default programs and took the check out of "auto play"

    Is that what needs to be done?

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    I just went to default programs and took the check out of "auto play"

    Is that what needs to be done?
    No, you need to read through the entire thread at your link, or use one of the tools mentioned at the beginning of this thread, or at the link below, or use the Group Policy Editor (if available on your version of Windows) to prevent programs from running automatically from removable media.

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/stop-win...-in-autoruninf

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