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HI friends
I have noticed that there is a file desktop.ini usually of 66kb in every folder and also a folder system volume information which is empty and access denied along with recycler folder which contains files with long numerical name the recycler can be deleted and the ini file too but the system volume information does not appears it is being caused by a virus or a worm AVG and Norton both does not detect any virus/worm some entries in the registry specially in HK/root/dll appears like VBS.
Oct 12 '07 #1
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bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
HI friends
I have noticed that there is a file desktop.ini usually of 66kb in every folder and also a folder system volume information which is empty and access denied along with recycler folder which contains files with long numerical name the recycler can be deleted and the ini file too but the system volume information does not appears it is being caused by a virus or a worm AVG and Norton both does not detect any virus/worm some entries in the registry specially in HK/root/dll appears like VBS.
A normal desktop.ini file is usually less than 100 bytes and appears as:
Size on disk: 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes)
And you should be able to open it with a text editor and see the settings that it provides.

There was once a worm or virus that created files like you describe, but it hasn't been around for a long time. Can you see in the properties page for one of those files when it was created?
Oct 12 '07 #2
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
A normal desktop.ini file is usually less than 100 bytes and appears as:
Size on disk: 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes)
And you should be able to open it with a text editor and see the settings that it provides.

There was once a worm or virus that created files like you describe, but it hasn't been around for a long time. Can you see in the properties page for one of those files when it was created?
You may also find some interesting info in This thread.
Oct 12 '07 #3
You may also find some interesting info in This thread.
hi
file reads
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=14
created oct 10 2007
modified sunday june 17 2007
acssed todat oct 13 2007
i am quite sure there is some worm or virus creating it because and other USB drives which are in use by my friends colligues also have them and most of the drives when plugged are not opening by double click feom my computer as they used to earliet instead auto play comes into action and then one can open it right click optinon also does not give the results it should and finally after some time it cn be opened only by explorer so it presume there will be some further stage when the drive/ flash will not be accessable let me see i will keep you posted and if i discover some thing new that too thanx for your reply and help
Oct 13 '07 #4
arunbalait
164 100+
hi
file reads
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=14
created oct 10 2007
modified sunday june 17 2007
acssed todat oct 13 2007
i am quite sure there is some worm or virus creating it because and other USB drives which are in use by my friends colligues also have them and most of the drives when plugged are not opening by double click feom my computer as they used to earliet instead auto play comes into action and then one can open it right click optinon also does not give the results it should and finally after some time it cn be opened only by explorer so it presume there will be some further stage when the drive/ flash will not be accessable let me see i will keep you posted and if i discover some thing new that too thanx for your reply and help

Hi

Me too having the same problem.

I have already started a discussion regarding this problem but havnt got any soultions yet. If u found any solutions please let me know.

One more information

Goto folder options and then View tab and then disable Hide exntensions for Known file types.

Now you can see destop.ini files in your system folders. In my system I found this file in Administrative Tools also.

But am not sure whether it is a Virus or something
Oct 18 '07 #5

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