Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recover your Pendrive folders from the BronTok virus attack

Perhaps the most notorious virus that is spreading through all computers in bangladesh is the Win32 Brontok virus. It is possibly the sole reason that many people chose to switch to a Windows 7.

The virus is updating itself. Back in early days, it used to create a New Folder.Exe file and make the exe icon identical to the folder icon of windows. Unsuspecting user would double click, and his PC would be instantly infected. Now improved versions of this virus causes the task manager, folder options to disappear. The "Show Hidden files and folders" also does not work. Most annoyingly, the recent version of the virus locks all folders of the pendrive as hidden, and you cannot make them unhidden even from windows 7 folder options.