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virus in pen drive

Created: 27 Apr 2013 • Updated: 02 May 2013 | 10 comments
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i have attach pendrive in one of my system after connected some shortcut file created of that folder which available in pen drive, is it a virus?

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honey_jack's picture

this is a similar thread, please do as the attach

K S Sharma comments - may be helpfull to you

With reference to recent virus/worm issues, Symantec has strongly
recommended us to update the below mentioned patches on priority as this
helps worms/viruses to gain advantage of the vulnerabilities found on
unpatched machines. Also recieved virus defination from symantec for submitted worm.

Microsoft Windows Shortcut 'LNK/PIF' Files Automatic File Execution
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046/ (KB2286198)

Microsoft Windows Server Service RPC Handling Remote Code Execution
Nortel Response to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067/ (KB958644)

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Honey Jack

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ᗺrian's picture

Looks to be suspicious.

Run a full system scan with the latest definitions in safe mode.

Also, check this thread for some additional tools to use for cleaning infections

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W007's picture


Look this discussion

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SameerU's picture


Please update with the Microsoft Security patches and schedule a full scan on the infected system


James007's picture


Check system are update latest microsoft patches if problem not resolved you can raised support ticket.

Mick2009's picture

Also: get that computer isolated from any others on the network!  Threats that spread vis USB's often also spread by network shares.

With thanks and best regards,


consoleadmin's picture


First you can update the latest defintion and then update the latest microsoft bullet in.

After that scan the pen drive. Virus will be clean. If any virus related file will be still there then update that virus file to symantec security team. Below link for submission


Ambesh_444's picture

Please check with below article.

as a first step, disable autorun.

Preventing a virus from using the AutoRun feature to spread itself

Check the below articles on handling infections.

Best practices for troubleshooting viruses on a network

Security Best Practice Recommendations

How to Use the Web Submission Process to Submit Suspicious Files

Security Response recommendations for Symantec Endpoint Protection settings

Thank& Regards,


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SameerU's picture


Please scan the system in safe mode


bkpatra's picture

Thanks, now my usb devce is virus free.