How to check video and picture camera for malware

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by tommyp, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. tommyp

    tommyp Registered Member

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    Hi!

    By mistake I put in my video and picture cameras in my computer that was infected with malware. How can I now securely check if they have been infected or not? Does anyone have any ideas?

    The video camera is supposed to have it's own "hard drive" but I connected it to PC using USB.

    When I opened the files, I had "Show hidden files" ticked and could not discover any autorun.inf.

    Regards
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    if concerned, re-format the drive from within the camera assuming it has such option
     
  3. tommyp

    tommyp Registered Member

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    Well that means I have to plug it into somewhere, what's the point then because then I will 1) Get infected and 2) I can just manually go through the USB and do scans and check for Autorun.inf (for example by creating my own Autorun.inf and making it write-protect etc) and then be 100 % sure there is no malware?

    Isn't it kinda pointless to format it? Or maybe you know something I don't..?
     
  4. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

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    Before plugging the Camera, vaccinate your computer using Panda USB vaccine, and set it to automatically vaccinate any USB drives being plugged.
     
  5. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    No, usually cameras as a format feature under the options menu (or similar name) wich will delete all the pics/vids that may be on it. So no need to connect the camera to your PC IF the camera has this feature.

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    If you tell us the camera Brand and model number, we can check if your camera has such a format feature!
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
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