many of your PC/laptop's normally gets virus because of Pen Drives or USB
devices (Even PC's who are not connected to network ). Some Virus like
Ravmon Virus , Heap41a worm which are not detected by anti virus normally
spreads mostly by the Pen Drives . In such a case what can you do to
your PC from getting infected with Virus that spreads through USB devices
or Pen Drives
You can protect your PC by just following the simple steps below . It won't
take much time.
Connect your Pen Drive or USB
drive to your computer .
Now a dialogue window will popup
asking you to choose among the options as shown in the figure.
choose any of them , Just simply click Cancel.
*Now go to
to open the Command Prompt window ..
*Now go to My Computer
Check the Drive letter of your USB drive or Pen Drive
. ( E.g.
If it is written Kingston (I:) , then I: will be the drive letter ..)
*In the Command Window
( cmd ) , type the
and Hit Enter ..
and Hit Enter
*You will get a list of files
. In the list , search if anyone of the following do exist
or any other files with .exe Extension .
If you find any one of the files
above , Run the command
attrib -h -r -s -a *.*
and Hit Enter.
Now Delete each File using the
( E.g del autorun.inf ) .
That's it . Now just scan your
USB drive with the anti virus you have to ensure that you made your Pen
Drive free of Virus .
To know whether ur system is infected just type
if there is a folder named heap41a, then ur system is infected...
(AVAST antivirus is the best solution for this worm...) symantec also works.