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Need help removing msnmsgr_plus.exe from USB devices.

By jfenley ·
Greetings, I'm new here so if this is the wrong place to post this question please let me know.

A user has been traveling in Latin America and returned with their flash drives infected by something called msnmsgr_plus.exe that places a autorun.ini file on the root of the device and makes 3 registry entries.

I checked the net and found many posts in spanish but not very much information in english.

Any assistance would be greatly appriciated!!

John Fenley

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Reformat

by patb071 In reply to Need help removing msnmsg ...

Plug the USB in a computer go to c: Right click the device and select format.

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Can you format them? (nt)

by jimmy-jam In reply to Need help removing msnmsg ...
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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Need help removing msnmsg ...

Click Start, Run, type cmd and press Enter.

type cd x: substitute x for the drive letter assigned to your flash drive and press Enter.

type dir /w/a and press Enter.

look for a file named autorun.inf and if it is there,

type attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf and press Enter.

type del autorun.inf and press Enter.

Do the same for the executables

type attrib -r -s -h msnmsgr_plus.exe and press Enter.

type del msnmsgr_plus.exe and press Enter.

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Problem SOLVED! - Thanks to all who responded!

by jfenley In reply to Need help removing msnmsg ...

Thanks to Marianna S. over a CNET Forum Moderator:

Solution: a great little utility called Autorun Eater v.2.3

Thanks again to all that responded!

jfenley

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