Sunday, 28 February 2016

How to Remove Shortcut, Autorun Virus?

Find the Type of the virus in your PC and follow the steps for the respective Virus,

What is Malware?

Malwares are the Malicious Softwares used to make unwanted actions in your PC, Virus, worms, Spywares are some kind of Malwares.

1. Autorun virus (autorun.inf):

             Autorun Virus Exploits into the Windows OS whenever an External device containing Autorun Virus is pluged in to Windows PC and Autorun is Performed, Then the Autorun.inf will be executed and replicates copies of this Autorun.inf file and .exe files too. This creates a serious mess with files, Follow the steps beow to remove this autorun virus from PC using CMD.
Steps to Remove Autorun Virus :
  • Press Start or winkey ) -> Run -> cmd.
  • If you are at the root directory ( C drive ) then do the following, else give cd.. and come to the root C:> and do the following. 
  • Type in attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf ), without brackets and press Enter.
  • Type del autorun.inf ), without brackets and press Enter.
  • Follow this for all other drives. 

2. Shortcut virus:

These Shortcut viruses are those which converts all your data inside your pen drive or Hard disk to shortcuts, and which are recoverable.
Steps to Remove Shortcut Virus : 
  • Go to Start -> Run -> cmd.
  • Go to your pen drive directory.
  • Type this command: del *.lnk and press Enter.
  • Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:*.*
  • And then press a gentle Enter.
          How to remove shortcut virus in Pen drives in Windows ?
Recover your files from Shortcut Virus: ( 2nd Method)

     You can recover your files through Winrar.

  •  Open WINRAR Application.
  •  Navigate to your Pendrive location or PC Folder location.
  •  Copy Files and Paste where you want.
  •  Format your Pendrive. 

3. Empty Folder virus:

   Got some Files in your pen drive but they are empty! Because of the virus in your pendrive malfunctions your drive. How to remove this empty folder virus and recover files?
Steps to Remove Empty Folder Virus : 
  • Start -> Run -> cmd.
  • Type this command: attrib -h -r -s /s /d x:*.
  • Here the letter “x” should be replaced with the drive alphabet of your pendrive that you have inserted into the computer.
  • If your pendrive shows the drive alphabet as “J“, then type  this command: attrib -h -r -s /s /d j:*.* 
  • And then press a gentle Enter.

4. Don’t know what the Virus is!!

If you can’t find the type of the Virus, you can follow these Steps to recover your Files.
  1. Turn ON Firewall
  2. Just Uninstall the Softwares that you have installed when your PC is normal.
  3. Run a BOOT time scan using Avast Antivirus.
  4. Run Microsoft Safety Scanner
Note: After performing the following steps,  Do a restart!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

New WhatsApp scam tricks users into opening malware sent by ‘friends’

New WhatsApp scam tricks users into opening malware sent by ‘friends’

Reports reveal that WhatsApp has been the target of a new scam which deceives users into disclosing personal information.
According to The Independent, the links appear to come from a friend but leads users to a discount page which then asks for personal details. Unsuspecting users are then led to a fake website which infects the phone with malware, allowing the scammer to obtain sensitive information.
David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab said in the report, “We have noted that this WhatsApp scam has been actively circling for some time. It ‘speaks’ several languages so the attacks can be customised for each market.”
With more than a billion users and more than 42 billion messages exchanged around the world daily, WhatsApp is a green pasture for scammers and has been hit my many such security lapses. Last year, when WhatsApp was testing the calling feature and it wasn’t rolled out officially, there were fake messages circulating , inviting users to try the new feature and that ended up filling the phone with dangerous malwar