Viruses Infecting From USB Flash Drive , USB Pen Drive , USB Thumb drive or USB Memory Stick
What is a USB Flash Drive or Pen Drive ?
USB flash drives or pen drives (also called memory stick) are flash memory data storage device integrated with a USB connector. Flash drives are very small, lightweight, removable, rewritable and portable. They hold incredibly large amounts of data and letting you transport your most valuable computer data in more reliable way. USB flash drives offer potential advantages over other portable storage devices specially the floppy disk.
Can the Flash Drive be infected with a virus ?
USB flash drives are very useful portable storage devices which are very commonly used for transporting computer data from one computer to another. But, as the storage device is so common and easily used, the percentage of the flash drive being infected by viruses has also increased.
The Flash Drive can be infected with a virus if you save a virus-infected file to the flash drive or if you use the Flash drive with a virus-infected computer.A virus-infected drive can then infect any other computer you might use with the drive.
Viruses Infecting From USB Flash Drive
These viruses usually spread by the removable storage devices like USB Flash drives. They disable the Task Manager, CMD (command prompt), Registry Editor , Policy Editor and hide “Folder Option” in the Tools menu of the infected pc.
They appear with the similar name to the windows service (system files ) such as SVCHOST.exe. Following are some of the names which are used by this virus to appear as system service files. SVCHOTS.EXE , SSVICHOSST.EXE, SVICHOSSST.EXE, RVHOST.EXE, SVICHOSST.EXE, etc.
After infected they will hide all of your folders in the flash drive and virus application files are appear as your folders. When you double click to open folders the virus application running and will start to run virus process.
Not only that , they do many things to harm your pc.
How to remove them ?
Use this Autorun virus removal tool to clean them. Download the Autorun-Virus-removal.exe and double click to run the tool. Then follow the program instruction to remove them.
This tool will fix ,
Enable Task Manager
Enable Folder Option in Tool Menu
Enable Command prompt
Enable Registry Editor
Enable to open drive by double clicking
Show All Hidden folders
Remove all virus files
Remove SVCHOTS.EXE from your pc
Remove SSVICHOSST.EXE from your pc
Remove SVICHOSSST.EXE from your pc
Remove RVHOST.EXE from your pc
Remove SVICHOSST.EXE from your pc
Remove SVICHOST.exe task from your pc
Remove SVICHOSST.exe from your pc
Remove SVOHOST.exe from your pc
Remove autorun.ini virus removal
Download the free Autorun virus removal tool ...
This tool isn’t a complete Anti-Virus guard or a complete solution for the above case. It’s will clean the autorun viruses which are attack to flash drive (Only identified at the tool created date)and only remove autorun viruses when you run the tool. So visit the WWW.FREEPCCLINIC.COM and download updated tool for the case. If you have further problem please contact PC Doctor. Follow these step to keep your computer free of those viruses.
1. Use an industry standard Anti-Virus software such as : Kaspersky Internet Security/Anti-virus , AVG Internet Security/Anti-virus, Trend-Micro, Norton/Symantec, Microsoft, McAfee, Panda, Sophos, Bullguard, Avast, Avil, ESET etc. (If you are not sure which is the best product for you to buy ask for more information from PC Doctor).
2. Keep your anti-virus program upto-date.
3. Do not open the flash drive contents just after plugging.
4. Scan your flash drive for viruses immediately after plugging.
5. Clean all infections if found in your flash drive by your anti-virus program.
If you don’t know how to do this please contact us.When Contact Us. please mention your anti-virus product.