Thursday, July 31, 2008

USB Port Virus :Useful Tips to Protect your System from Virus

How to prevent your PEN drive from VIRUS  
Friends 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 prevent 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.      
    Don't choose any of them , Just simply click Cancel.          
  • Now go to Start--> Run and type cmd to open the Command Prompt window ..                                  
  • Now go to My Computer and 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 drive letter: and Hit Enter ..                                                                                                                        
  • Now type dir/w/o/a/p and Hit Enter  
  • You will get a list of files . In the list , search if anyone of the following do exist  
  • 1.        Autorun.inf                                                                                                                    
  •  2.        New Folder.exe                                                                                                                
  •  3.        Bha.vbs                                                                                                                        
  •  4.        Iexplore.vbs                                                                                                                                
  •  5.        Info.exe                                                                                                                                              
  •  6.        New_Folder.exe                                                                                                                          
  •  7.        Ravmon.exe                                                                                                                                    
  •  8.        RVHost.exe 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 following Command del filename ( 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 .
    Hi Fr
    This virus is very very common now...
    To know whether ur system is infected just type C:\heap41a in the address bar...
    if there is a folder named heap41a, then  ur system is infected...