I'm having some PC troubles. I have a total of 3 hard drives connected. The other 2 hard drives stores my videos, pictures etc. I ran NOD32 and Malwarebytes and they both said I was infected with Virus.Win32.Neshta. I noticed that I couldn't launch Google Chrome then VLC started giving me errors and my videos wouldn't play. I reformatted my hard drive and did a fresh install of Windows 10. After I connected back my other 2 hard drives and started re installing everything, I got a message from Windows Defender saying "something" "malicious" was blocked. I ran full scans with NOD32, Malwarebytes and Windows Defender. NOD32 thinks that almost everything, even files that I know are safe, thinks its a Virus.Win32.Neshta. I didn't have problems like this a week ago so I'm trying to figure out where this is coming from? I guessing its from 1 of the other hard drives but really don't know what to look for. Has anyone else experienced something like this? Strange.
Brett LarsonAsked:
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dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
>>  NOD32 thinks that almost everything, even files that I know are safe

You think they are safe.  They may very well not be.

What you can do is attach these external drives to another computer VERY carefully.  I do recommend using an external USB drive rather than going SATA.  And virus scan the drives and see what it finds.

I'd much prefer using a bootable CD disk to do this with a range of anti-virus utils rather than another computer but if you take care you should be safe.  Also use a root killer anti-virus util such as Kapersky on the system as well.  I'd use this on your newly formatted hard disk as well.


If you've downloaded videos from the Internet they may very well be infected with a virus.
pgm554Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I have yet to see a video infected with a virus.
It's theoretically possible,but almost never occurred.
Shaun VermaakConnect With a Mentor Technical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Some AVs marked encrypted files as infected. You can also add payload to alternative data stream
Jackie ManConnect With a Mentor Commented:
After fresh install of windows 10, what applications have you installed?

Have you installed cracked version of any Adobe software?

Your virus should be tied to applications which can be used to open certain formats of data, not the data themselves.
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