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Short-cut virus problem

Dear All,

I'm facing a problem with Short-cut virus in my environment, i have Symantec endpoint protection full implemented and updated in all computers, but it's not deduct the short-cut virus.

i'm in an education environment were the USB is used always, and those USB sure bring viruses from outside.

I have windows XP/7/8 in my environment.

is there any solution for the short-cut? what i have to do?

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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
We have lot of Schools and Universities. The only solution to protect is to use a Software like HDGUARD.
RhalaAuthor Commented:
It's antivirus software?
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
No you will never get infected. You don't need an Antivirus software with HDGUARD but we install Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro for Schools and Universities.
Please look at the method and discussions, which will help you remove the short-cut virus, at the following page:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-488562-shortcut-virus-on-flash-drive >.
Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Since you didn't mention anything about a GPO policy to restrict using the USB then I don't think you want to prohibit your users from using them? U just wanna stick to scan/clean USBs which might be infected.... ?

I think you wont easily get rid of nasty-ware with USB allowed in an education environment, but you can try to lessen the chances of being exposed to getting your machines infected.

Couple of things you can do in terms of protecting your self from worms since they spread through your local network.

1- Exploiting vulnerabilities: you need to make sure that all your machines are up to date on daily basis. you can schedule a daily update using WSUS server.

2- Weak passwords: try to avoid weak passwords as some worms will work to crack some of your network credentials in order to get into the PC and then spread through the network.

3- incorrect configurations: You make sure that you don't allow sn openly-shared folders in order to avoid the worm from copying it self through the network and therefor avoiding copy itself to other machines.

I would've recommended installing an IDS but it would really make your life difficult to handle the network. it's easier to fight intrusions from external network (Internet) than fighting it from within the internal network.

Try also using this app. I find it useful sometimes too.

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