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xp device not recognized for ext. usb hdd after virus removal

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mad Scientist Jr, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Mad Scientist Jr

    Mad Scientist Jr Flightless Bird

    I'm running xp pro sp 3 and was surfing the web using firefox 3.6.6 &
    my antivirus (avira free) said it found a virus, and I had it remove
    it. A couple minutes later it found something again and I had it
    remove the threat.

    I ran microsoft security essentials and it started to scan my pc but I
    cancelled the scan and instead decided to reboot into safe mode and
    run malware bytes antimalware and did a full scan of my c: drive and
    it found and removed 4 threats.

    While still in safe mode, XP then detected a USB device as though I
    had just plugged one in (which I did not) - some kind of indexing
    service (I didn't write down the name). I had 2 external seagate hard
    drives:
    1) FreeAgent Go, p/n 9za2ah-502 500gb
    2) Expansion Portable Drive, p/n 9sd2a4-500, 500gb
    that were already plugged in at bootup so I told xp not to install the
    device and just rebooted into normal mode.

    However now when I boot up, xp says USB device found for my external
    hard drives, but when I tell it to automatically install, it can't
    seem to find the drivers (says device not recognized). However the
    drives work fine & are totally readable on my other XP machines. So I
    am wondering what happened, Did my AV some how mess up my driver files
    in removing the threats? How do you fix this?

    Here is the malwarebytes log file from the removal, if it helps shed
    light on anything:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Database version: 4333

    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

    7/20/2010 9:31:27 PM
    mbam-log-2010-07-20 (21-31-27).txt

    Scan type: Full scan (C:/|)
    Objects scanned: 374527
    Time elapsed: 59 minute(s), 25 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 3
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 1

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Infected:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    \howhqeyl (Rogue.AntivirusSuite.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted
    successfully.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    \sijhmsek (Trojan.FakeAlert.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted
    successfully.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    \prunnet (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Infected:
    C:/Documents and Settings\User1\Local Settings\Temp\pdfupd.exe
    (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
     

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