Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Folder Exe Virus : How to remove :

Posted on 2011-09-13
9
Medium Priority
?
637 Views
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

Avira
Avast
Microsoft Security Essential

My Windows Xp is also updated  and genuine. .
0
Comment
Question by:Puneet Arora
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:pjam
ID: 36528912
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:
http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper
 
0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:younghv
younghv earned 400 total points
ID: 36528928
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]

Open in new window


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:
Rogue-Killer-What-a-great-name
0
 

Author Comment

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..


     
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Shanmuga Sundaram
ID: 36529119
Are Task Manager, Registry Editor, Folder Options, Run in start menu disabled in your computer?

0
 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:Hendrik Wiese
Hendrik Wiese earned 1600 total points
ID: 36529126
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: http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/?lng=en
0
 

Author Comment

by:Puneet Arora
ID: 36534500
Task Manager, Registry Editor, Folder Options, Run in start menus are not  disabled ...


It is only making folderName.exe files in each folder ....rapidly
0
 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:Hendrik Wiese
Hendrik Wiese earned 1600 total points
ID: 36534516
puneetarora2000, honestly try my suggestion as this is the only application that worked for us.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Puneet Arora
ID: 36534526

Dear HendrikWiese:

I m allready running the scan ... I have downloaded the free version ... will it work ...
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Hendrik Wiese earned 1600 total points
ID: 36534539
Yes the free version will work and removes the files. :)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Transferring data across the virtual world became simpler but protecting it is becoming a real security challenge.  How to approach cyber security  in today's business world!
Curious about the latest ransomware attack? Check out our timeline of events surrounding the spread of this new virus along with tips on how to mitigate the damage.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question