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USB Flash drived messed by virus?

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  1. LANDROVER

    LANDROVER Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Today, AVG detected and cleaned Trojan Horse Spam Tool.BZK from my USB flash drive when I plugged it into my computer (I used the flash drive on somebody elses PC which must have been infected).

    I scanned the flash drive again, and it is now clean.

    HOWEVER, when I try to acces the flash drive in Windows explorer:
    1) the icon for the flash drive is now a folder, not a drive
    2) when I click on the flash drive icon, I get an error message saying "H:\ Access is denied"
    3) I have to right click on the icon and click "explore" to acces the drive

    I am running Windows XP on my PC.

    Any idea how to fix this? Has the flash drive been damaged or have system settings just changed?

    Thanks
     
  2. mark.assad

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    Simple, save all ure data, right click on Usb icon, format, complete, then copy ure files back !
     
  3. LANDROVER

    LANDROVER Thread Starter

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    That was easy. Thanks!
     
  4. mark.assad

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    No problem ;)
     
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