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    A pendrive or cd with virus in it said_________.


    Have you worked with a virus effected pendrive or CD before? Want to know what they are called? Find out here.

    Sir I have no idea that what will said to a virus infected pendrive or CD disk

    I have asked this question on an interview that A pendrive or cd with virus in it said_________.
  • #141625
    Computer virus which are common in computer can come to a pen drive or CD disk whenever they are connected together for file transfer or playing etc.
    As such there is no nomenclature for viruses found in pen drive but one virus which has been there for some time is known as 'short cut virus' and probably this is the name which your interviewers were keen in knowing.
    The short cut virus affects PC as well as pen drives. This virus is quite dangerous as it converts your files on pen drive as a short cut after putting the files in a separate folder and if you try to open these files/folders it spreads to your computer.
    These viruses can be removed with the help of a reputed anti virus program and if someone is interested in knowing how to remove them then I suggest one site for further study - wikihow.com

    Knowledge is power.

  • #141632
    Actually, there is no particular name for a virus residing in CD or pendrive. This was a trick question. In fact, whether at all they wanted to know the name of the virus residing in a pendrive is another question. The main question here is whether you understood their question clearly. I am saying this because computer viruses are never categorized according to the region they reside in. They are categorized according to their physical behavior and attacking power and limitations. It is true that if the pendrive and CD contains a virus, it would seem like a shortcut. But they are not called shortcut virus, let me tell you.
    There is nothing called as shortcut virus. Viruses are categorized into many types. For example, trojan viruses are executable files that do not harm the computer until they are executed. They look like very important files so users will execute them. They mostly reside in pendrives and CDs and attack computer systems. Probably your interviewers wnated to know about this trojan virus.
    There are other viruses like spyware, malwares, which come with something that is downloaded from unauthorized websites. There backdoor viruses and lots more. I hope now the scenario is clear to you.

    Live life Kingsize!

  • #141634
    The virus which are stored in CD or the Bootable media are autorun device viruses. There is no specific technical name to it. Some of the viruses can be rootkit or the spyware. So there is no specific name unless it is given by antivirus for their catalog of that virus pattern. You may want to check the question again. I assume that this is question in some exam or some objective test. You just have to attempt with honest answer. It sure does not have any specific name from where I see it.

  • #141735
    The virus which are stored in CD(compact disk) or pendrive are called shortcut viruses, trojan viruses, boot virus. there are many types of viruses which are harm your computer in different way. There is not any particular name for describe the virus in pendrive and in CD. size of viruses are in KB. All viruses are different from each other. Mostly shortcut virus are made through c and c++ coding.

  • #142101
    The Malwarebytes is a virus that makes the files and folders copy/ convert/changed to shortcut files and the original one's are hidden by malicious program by Shortcut virus. This kind of virus are like a dengerous deasease viral and keeps multiplying and infect Pendrive, Flash drive, Hard disk drive, and devices that runs in OS by creating unlimited files and folders. This usually happen when you have a shortcut virus called autorun.inf

    The shortcut virus for files and foldes can be taken care either removing it completely by CMD, Task Manager and Regedit.

    Command Prompt
    The SC viruse for Files and Foldes can effect if your anti-virus is out of date. Using CMD run as an Administrator and type the following.

    Type: attrib h:*.*/d/s -h -r -s

    The "h" is the letter of you pendrive. You may need to replace it with your drive address.

    Notepad .BAT File
    Pendrive shortcut virus are Trogan virus that contains shortcut name executable file called .EXE

    Open Notepad and Type> the following lines of codes.

    @echo off
    attrib -h -s -r -a/s/d
    Drive l:*.*
    attrib -h -s -r -a/s/d
    Drive l:*.*
    attrib -h -s -r -a/s/d
    Drive l:*.*
    @echo complete


    Note: You need to change the drive address as per your preferences.

    Save the BAT File and name as SCVremoval tool. Save it to desktop and clicking on that BAT file the virus will be removed.

    Task Manager
    Open the Task Manager and scroll dow and find for wscript.exe
    End the task.

    Regedit
    Open regedit and go to Hkey_Current_User/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run

    Check for odwcamszas and delete it. You should also update you anti-viruse, boot scan, and refrain from opening drive without scanning.

    Be the Hero of the zero hour!

  • #143442
    The viruses are in CD drive can be threats or the tigers which can damages the files in the pen drive.
    Reguards -
    Sukanya

  • #144622
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    VIRUS : It is nothing but a script . It goes into your shell and don't allow or damage the system scripts .

    In order to remove virus or malware from your system or pendrive you should use antivirus as a precaution . If your system is affected by it already then don't worry i have listed below some steps . Follow that it will remove viruses from you system.

    Step 1: Install an Anti-virus software The first step in removing malware from your computer is to make sure you have an anti-virus program installed on your computer. Below are a list of good anti-virus programs that can be used as an anti-virus solution for your computer. Some of these are free, others are commercial, but almost all of them offer some sort of trial that you can use to remove malware from your computer.

    • Trend Micro

    • Kaspersky Anti-virus

    • ESET Nod32

    • AVG

    • Avast

    • BitDefender

    • Microsoft Security Essentials



    Step 2: Run an Online Virus Scan Not all virus scanners, though, are created equal, and may miss infections that other products do not. I therefore recommend that you run BOTH of the following online antivirus programs as they are both excellent and are a good start in our 4 step process:

    Trend Micro's Housecall Online Virus Scan
    Dr. Web's CureIt

    Run both of these online scans and move on to the next step.

    Step 3: Perform a scan using MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Along with your anti-virus scanner, a good general purpose anti-malware scanner is useful as well. We suggest that you scan your computer with both of these programs as one program may find infections that another does not. Guides on how to use both programs can be found below:

    Step 4: Submit a malware removal request in our forums Unfortunately there are some malware that are just too difficult to remove with automatic procedures such as the ones listed above. If you have followed all the previous steps and still have problems with your computer then we advise you to submit a malware removal request in our forums. Then one of our experts will analyze your log and advise you as to what to do next. Please do not attempt to fix any entries yourself as that can lead to damage to your operating system.

    That's it.


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