Suman Rai

IT Professional From Nepal


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How to permanently remove !My Picture Shortcut Virus from Windows 7

I have faced several complains, request from my client that their Windows PC has been attacked by Virus, they have used Antivirus Software to remove virus but still computer and external storage devices infected by virus etc. etc. Even, myself I have tried several tools to remove !My Picture shortcut virus but after cleaning the virus it was appearing again and again. Finally, I have found a solution and successes to remove !My Picture shortcut virus from several Windows PCs.  !My Picture virus especially attacks on Windows PC basically to Windows 7 O/S installed PCs.

windows 7 shortcut virus

In this article I am providing step by step tutorial to remove !My Picture shortcut virus. You can follow below steps to remove !My Picture Shortcut virus.

There are couple of things you have to make sure that are available with you, they are:

  1. You must have Administrator Privileged of computer which you will use for login.
  2. You have to download Malicious Software Removal Tool from Microsoft Download Center (Here is download link: http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx)

After that, follow the steps below.

Restart You PC in SAFE MODE

Restart Your PC in SAFE mode.

Restart Your PC in SAFE mode.

Now, use your administrator username and password to login Windows PC and Open Command Prompt application as administrator mode.

start command as administrator

Now type, the following command c:\>attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*. Remember that you have to specify your correct USB or External HDD drive here ‘g:’ is USB drive.

use attrib command

 

Now all your hidden Files/Folder will be visible as well as Shortcut Folder / Files (Actually those are .exe files converted from folders by virus). Remove all the shortcut and .ini files.

After that it’s time to scan your computer. Run Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool in Administrator mode (run as Administrator) and Full Scan your computer.

Malicious Software Remover

Malicious Software Remover

When it’s complete, restart your computer. If you complete these process correctly your all virus will be removed from USB/External Drive and even from computer also. But don’t forget keep plugin the external drives while scanning computer.

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How to know your computer has been accessed over Local Network

If you are working in a corporate office or multinational company, you may have your own private network in offices. You have different branches and different types of people working in a same office or corporate network. You will have shared folders, files provided access to individuals or the group of people to keep data and information accordingly. But on other cases some user may have sufficient privilege to access your data or let’s say some IT guy may have privileged to access all the clients computers of your office.

In my experiences, I have heard many complains from users that they faced unknown problems, for example automatically update, modification of data and deletion of file from particular shared folders and files. However, those type of cheat can be find using server level monitoring. If let’s say, If a person has access to all computers of your organization and he/she may access your computer’s D drive and copied some important and classified document then what you do. Seriously?, you might need some software to monitor those type of activities. However, you have to purchase those software etc. etc. But, here I am giving some simple example of Windows 7. Windows 7 has some extra monitoring and triggering facilities which you can use.

If you doubt someone in network copying your files, then you can uses the computer management’s Session option to view. The Season option will let you know who are connected to your computer and which drive they are accessing from how long. To view the Session please follow below steps:

Click on Start Button, Now Click on right mouse button Pointing Manage option.

Computer Properties

Computer Properties

After clicking on Manage, following windows Computer Management Window will appears.

Computer Management Window

Computer Management Window

Now,click on Shared Folder menu to expand it’s options. Here you can see three options.  Shares, Sessions and Open Files.

computer management

 

If you click on Sessions option, you will see which users, from which computer using which OS from when it’s connected to your personal computer. On the same time you can close that connection by right clicking on the list and click on Close Session. Remember that if you found this type of activities it’s better to take Screen Shot for your proof. (To take screen shot press Print Screen / SysRq key of window, and paste the screen shot into any image editing, word processing or new email program).

computer-management

 

On the same way, if you want to know which files is copying through network then click on Open Files option. Here, you can see which user accessed your file, what operation he is performing like “Read, Modify etc”.

If you click on Open Files you will see from which files of your drive accessing on network.

If you click on Open Files you will see from which files of your drive accessing on network.

On the same way you can close the file access by right clicking on the list.

 

How to know somebody modified your files?

There are several ways to know who accessed and modified your file content. Here is simple example of word file. Just open the file which you are suspicious that the file content has been modified, click on File and click on Info menu. You will see many details like Author, Last modified by etc. But you still need more information then click on Show All properties text-link box right-below of the screen. Now, you can see Manager, Author, Last Modified By information.

 

file1

 

I hope this tutorial helped you a lot. In next tutorial I will describe how to make a Trigger Email which will notify you if somebody accessed your personal computer’s data.