False system folder

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Hi, I hope you can forgive my bad English.
Here is my problem: I have a false "system folder", named "W:", that I
can see only in the Computer Resources window. It looks like a hard
drive but can't be deleted, explored, edited or moved, but if you
right-click on it you get a two-choice menu: "Open my menu" and "Create
Link". When one day I accidentally opened it, it opened a window with
links to porno sites, changed my home page in Internet Explorer from
"google.it" to "gOOOgle (with three O) dot BZ". Moreover, on the
desktop it creates false Word and Excel files - that are in fact .exe
files - and links to porno sites.
My antivirus doesn't recognize it, neither does my anti-spyware, and I
don't know how to repair it without formatting the hard drive.
Can anybody help me?
By the way, I use Windows XP Home SP2 with AVG Free, Zone Alarm and
Ad-Aware.
Thank you,
U.A.


Re: False system folder

uomoanguria wrote:
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O/S is ??
If you go to a DOS C:> prompt can you see it?
If the answer is yes post back here or ask in one of the alt.msdos,batch
groups about how to delete the whole thing.  RD W: /S should do it, BUT
if there are hidden files or you can not see W: from a C:> prompt then
you definitely need to go to one of the aforementioned groups.

Lou

Re: False system folder

Lou ha scritto:
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As I wrote, I can't see this "w:" folder except in the Computer
resources window. In C:\> prompt the answer is "impossibile trovare il
percorso specificato" (can't find the path).

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Some technician told me to uninstall Java, reboot in safe mode, run
antivirus and then reinstall Java. Some other told me to use a Linux
Livecd and try to find out in which folder is the virus, but I'm not so
expert and I would never be able to use the livecd and to track the
trojan.
So, what should I ask to alt.msdos group?
Thanks,
UA


Re: False system folder

uomoanguria wrote:
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Try putting the original post.  Add which O/S and version (i.e. XP SP2)
Try in alt.msdos.batch.nt.  BTW I believe there is a general Windows
setting to show all hidden stuff.  OTOH if W: has been established as a
separate "drive" you may need partioning hardware to get rid of the damn
thing.

Lou

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