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What's the best way to remove the New Folder.exe Virus?

By RayFoxxe ·
I'm sure for all veteran computer users you've had this sort of trouble before.
You access a folder and find that there's a new folder named New Folder (usually it goes as that) but you didn't remember making it. When you click it, nothing happens and when you look at its properties it's not really a folder but an EXE file. Then on your next boot or next few days, you experience that your computer is lagging, then when you try to access either Task Manager, gpedit.msc, regedit, and/or msconfig, an error comes up saying it's "disabled by your administrator". They say this type of problem comes from the infamous "Autorun.inf" or from "SETUP.EXE" or from the fake service "svchost .exe", what is it really? Scanning with any conventional anti-virus/malware/adware scanners doesn't usually work, neither does some stand-alone cleaners and scanners. What's the best way to avoid these problems?

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That's so old - I'm surprised.

by seanferd In reply to What's the best way to re ...

You can try something like this:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4815441_delete-newfolderexe-virus-file.html
but I bet this
http://malwarebytes.org
will take care of it. Install MBAM and boot into Safe Mode. Run MBAM until you get no results.

Best way to prevent? Keep your OS up to date with patches. Run a decent antivirus. And never ever use an Administrator or Root account for normal use.

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Also . . .

by Who Am I Really In reply to What's the best way to re ...

turn off all the hide junk in folder options

turn off
Hide extensions of known file types
that was one of the stupidest things MS did
right up there with Autorun / Autuplay

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