I have a serious problem with my hdd partitions..please help.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ashjas, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. ashjas

    ashjas Guest

    Hi,

    This has happened 3-4 times since about a month.

    The problem that i am having is that an unknown setup file
    automatically resides on my partitions that has a size of about 48
    KB..I virus checked it with bitdefender with latest virus
    signatures..but it isnt infected..

    But what it does is that it changes the default partition icon that win
    xp shows for the partitions for a HDD..here are the images image..::

    image1::http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1773/1qo3.png
    image2::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8199/2es2.png
    image3::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/227/3oc9.png


    earlier it was for only drive d and e..and now its for drive c and e..

    also one can see an autorun file(in image2) that is also generated with
    that setup file that has the following contents::

    [autorun]
    open=setup.exe
    icon=setup.exe,0



    And when i delete that setup file..the icon of the partition doessnot
    restores to the default hdd icon
    (which is the icon of store1(D:) partition that is correct as no setup
    file resides on that partition)
    but shows the same icon which the windows shows for file types that
    are not registered to be opened by any application defaultly..

    earlier..after deleting that setup file..i had to reformat my partition
    to get back that icon..

    well there is no harm in such a situation..no virus..no unexpected
    behaviour..or something..but this thing is irrating..

    And if i restore the system partition from an image ,to check if there
    is something wrong with the system files..then also that icon of the
    other partitions remain as it is..

    Please help me in figuring out what is happening..

    I am providing a link for the suspicious setup file aswell..which i
    have checked for virus(image3)..and it passed clean..

    Thanks for helping..
     
    ashjas, Aug 28, 2006
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  2. ashjas

    ashjas Guest

    I forgot to give the link for that suspicious file...::

    http://rapidshare.de/files/31067339/setup.exe.html

    ashjas wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > This has happened 3-4 times since about a month.
    >
    > The problem that i am having is that an unknown setup file
    > automatically resides on my partitions that has a size of about 48
    > KB..I virus checked it with bitdefender with latest virus
    > signatures..but it isnt infected..
    >
    > But what it does is that it changes the default partition icon that win
    > xp shows for the partitions for a HDD..here are the images image..::
    >
    > image1::http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1773/1qo3.png
    > image2::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8199/2es2.png
    > image3::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/227/3oc9.png
    >
    >
    > earlier it was for only drive d and e..and now its for drive c and e..
    >
    > also one can see an autorun file(in image2) that is also generated with
    > that setup file that has the following contents::
    >
    > [autorun]
    > open=setup.exe
    > icon=setup.exe,0
    >
    >
    >
    > And when i delete that setup file..the icon of the partition doessnot
    > restores to the default hdd icon
    > (which is the icon of store1(D:) partition that is correct as no setup
    > file resides on that partition)
    > but shows the same icon which the windows shows for file types that
    > are not registered to be opened by any application defaultly..
    >
    > earlier..after deleting that setup file..i had to reformat my partition
    > to get back that icon..
    >
    > well there is no harm in such a situation..no virus..no unexpected
    > behaviour..or something..but this thing is irrating..
    >
    > And if i restore the system partition from an image ,to check if there
    > is something wrong with the system files..then also that icon of the
    > other partitions remain as it is..
    >
    > Please help me in figuring out what is happening..
    >
    > I am providing a link for the suspicious setup file aswell..which i
    > have checked for virus(image3)..and it passed clean..
    >
    > Thanks for helping..
     
    ashjas, Aug 28, 2006
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  3. ashjas

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:13:58 -0700, ashjas Has Frothed:

    > Subject: I have a serious problem with my hdd partitions..please help.
    > From: "ashjas" <>
    > Newsgroups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk
    > Date: 28 Aug 2006 07:13:58 -0700
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > This has happened 3-4 times since about a month.
    >
    > The problem that i am having is that an unknown setup file automatically
    > resides on my partitions that has a size of about 48 KB..I virus checked
    > it with bitdefender with latest virus signatures..but it isnt infected..
    >
    > But what it does is that it changes the default partition icon that win xp
    > shows for the partitions for a HDD..here are the images image..::
    >
    > image1::http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1773/1qo3.png
    > image2::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8199/2es2.png
    > image3::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/227/3oc9.png


    Where did the setup file come from? What if any are its properties?
    --

    Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
     
    Meat Plow, Aug 28, 2006
    #3
  4. ashjas

    ashjas Guest

    I dont know where that file came from.
    It automatically came from somewhere...

    Meat Plow wrote:
    > On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:13:58 -0700, ashjas Has Frothed:
    >
    > > Subject: I have a serious problem with my hdd partitions..please help.
    > > From: "ashjas" <>
    > > Newsgroups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk
    > > Date: 28 Aug 2006 07:13:58 -0700
    > >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > This has happened 3-4 times since about a month.
    > >
    > > The problem that i am having is that an unknown setup file automatically
    > > resides on my partitions that has a size of about 48 KB..I virus checked
    > > it with bitdefender with latest virus signatures..but it isnt infected..
    > >
    > > But what it does is that it changes the default partition icon that win xp
    > > shows for the partitions for a HDD..here are the images image..::
    > >
    > > image1::http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1773/1qo3.png
    > > image2::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8199/2es2.png
    > > image3::http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/227/3oc9.png

    >
    > Where did the setup file come from? What if any are its properties?
    > --
    >
    > Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
     
    ashjas, Aug 28, 2006
    #4
  5. ashjas

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:51:18 -0700, ashjas Has Frothed:

    > Subject: Re: I have a serious problem with my hdd partitions..please help.
    > From: "ashjas" <>
    > Newsgroups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk
    > Date: 28 Aug 2006 07:51:18 -0700
    >
    > I dont know where that file came from. It automatically came from
    > somewhere...


    What happens when you try to run it?
    --

    Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
     
    Meat Plow, Aug 28, 2006
    #5
  6. ashjas

    ashjas Guest

    nothing happens when i run that file..
    Meat Plow wrote:
    > On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:51:18 -0700, ashjas Has Frothed:
    >
    > > Subject: Re: I have a serious problem with my hdd partitions..please help.
    > > From: "ashjas" <>
    > > Newsgroups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk
    > > Date: 28 Aug 2006 07:51:18 -0700
    > >
    > > I dont know where that file came from. It automatically came from
    > > somewhere...

    >
    > What happens when you try to run it?
    > --
    >
    > Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
     
    ashjas, Aug 28, 2006
    #6
  7. ashjas

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 08:13:57 -0700, ashjas Has Frothed:

    > Subject: Re: I have a serious problem with my hdd partitions..please help.
    > From: "ashjas" <>
    > Newsgroups: 24hoursupport.helpdesk
    > Date: 28 Aug 2006 08:13:57 -0700
    >
    > nothing happens when i run that file.


    I'll see if I can get some info on it when I can get to a PC with a binary
    decompiler.

    --

    Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004
     
    Meat Plow, Aug 28, 2006
    #7
  8. ashjas

    Guest

    , Aug 29, 2006
    #8
  9. ashjas

    Guest

    , Aug 29, 2006
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