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Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by eddie888, Nov 19, 2011.

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 520 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 2038 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 32 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 53003 MB, Free - 42521 MB; D: Total - 423933 MB, Free - 173579 MB;
    Motherboard: Wistron, 30B2
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
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    My friend's computer (pc-A) must be infected with the Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk and when I connected my external hard drive to pc-A it must have been infected. I then connected my ext HD to my laptop (pc-B) and MSE detected and quarantined the virus. All my files on my extHD have been hidden except for a Recycler file/folder.
    1. I think pc-B is ok. I quick scanned it with MSE and it showed no threats. But how can I be sure?
    2. My ext HD is probably still infected as all the files are still hidden. I started to scan it, then I saw another thread on this forum about the same subject which said not to scan yet. So I cancelled this scan. How do I clean this ext HD and unhide the files?
    3. pc-A has WinXPsp2 installed and is probably still infected as there is no running anti-virus. I was intending to completely reinstall WinXPsp3 on the C partition, after copying all data files on to the D partition. But now I am wondering whether the Worm is infecting all the D partition data as well, and I dont want to plug in my ext HD back into this pc. I want to reinstall XP anyway but what else should I do?
    Thank you very much.
     
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