inf/autorun.sz virus, just in time for the weekend

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by thebowlaker, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. thebowlaker

    thebowlaker Registered Member

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    What a wonderful day Friday was this little goody "inf/autorun.sz" virus made it onto my external hard drive after backing up a server. I sacrificed a mini lap top to get the needed data files. NOD did said hey what are you trying to do here dummy..:eek: I told NOD to let her into the mini, NOD was doing it's job.

    Now I would like to get this problem off the mini and external hard drive. Is there a NOD addition that can find and quarantine??

    The server is another problem but is off line now

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  2. Marcos

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    It's just an autorun.inf file so the file itself is not harmful. It could also be a benign file that looks very similar to autorun.inf files triggering malware.
     
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    The odd part is it never was noted by NOD prior to this event. This external drive has been used to back-up, and to place the back-up on another station weekly. The flag came up for this week's back-up.

    This was the first time, maybe the latest NOD update is sensitive to this. Just a bit paranoid NOD nailed a worm that made it to the server and was trying to get to the stations.

    Thank you Have a most Excellent Day!

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    Re: inf/autorun.sz virus, just in time for the weekend, Not fasle Positive

    :D All better..! Turns out the inf/autorun.sz is not a false positive. I sent the info in to ESET and here's what they came back with

    "An ESET Customer Care Representative has updated this case with the following information:Thank you for the information provided.

    INF/Autorun is a label that describes a variety of malware which uses the autorun.inf file as a way to compromise a PC when removable media (CD, USB flash drive) is accessed by the user.

    The threat was blocked by your ESET security solution and didn't infect anything, the on-demand scan you run confirmed it. Your system is malware free.

    At this point, the best would be to run an on-demand scan of the removable drive that contained the threat, in order to clean all infected files (if any).:
     
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