Folder Exe Virus : How to remove :

Posted on 2011-09-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
My Lap top is infected by a virus which is making new files inside each folder having same
name as of folder ... Kindly help .. How to remove ... I  many anti virus including

Microsoft Security Essential

My Windows Xp is also updated  and genuine. .
Question by:Puneet Arora
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Try Microsoft Stnadalone Sweeper.  You create Windows type boot CD updated from Microsoft Security essentials.  You will need to make the CD on a clean comuter of course.  You can find it at:
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younghv earned 100 total points
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I haven't seen 'folder replicating' malware for several years, but this may be a new variant.

Please take the time to describe the steps you have taken. Your comment indicates that you may have installed multiple AV programs on your computer - which is not something you should do:

[I  many anti virus including ]
[Avira ]
[Avast ]
[Microsoft Security Essential]

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As a general recommendation, I suggest that you install and run RogueKiller, followed immediately by Malwarebytes - then post the logs that are generated for us to review.

Detailed instructions in this EE Article:

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by:Puneet Arora
ID: 36529103

    It is making file name same as the name of folder + adding  . exe   .. e.g If the folder name is

    Puneet .. this virus will make a file called Puneet.exe..

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by:Shanmuga Sundaram
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Are Task Manager, Registry Editor, Folder Options, Run in start menu disabled in your computer?

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by:Hendrik Wiese
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We had the same issue not to long ago. Use the following application. It was the only app that scanned and removed the exe files:

Application Name: Dr.Web CureIt!®
Download Link:

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by:Puneet Arora
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Task Manager, Registry Editor, Folder Options, Run in start menus are not  disabled ...

It is only making folderName.exe files in each folder ....rapidly
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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puneetarora2000, honestly try my suggestion as this is the only application that worked for us.

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by:Puneet Arora
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Dear HendrikWiese:

I m allready running the scan ... I have downloaded the free version ... will it work ...
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Hendrik Wiese earned 400 total points
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Yes the free version will work and removes the files. :)

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