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Old 07-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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okay so i just had a weird phone call at my house
someone from india called saying that they were from my operating system provider
and that there was a virus sending info
they were calling to help us stop that
i didnt believe it from the beginning
so he had me open the run box and run
inf virus
it opened a window on my pc
then i hung up on them
what is the inf virus
it seems like they wanted me to infect my computer
as i read the command it read as: infect virus
i have NOD32 by ESET
if that virus really is on my PC how do i remove it
and what is it exactly
has anyone else had something similar to this?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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What OS are you using?

Did this pop up?
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windows vista and XP
nothing popped up
someone called me today
i was wondering if someone could tell me what it is
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It might be a hoax. Run a full scan with your scanners and see if anything comes up.

I ran the command on both XP and 7. In XP, it opens the C:\Windows\Inf folder and in 7 it opens Windows Defender and does a quick scan.
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what was that virus that would just hop from host to host on flash drives?
the more i keep going over it in my head
the more i think it might have been an attempt at identity theft
a scare tatic to make someone give their card info
then ridiculous charges would appear on the card

so what all is saved in the C:Windows/inf
file anyway?
does anyone know what its purpose is?
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If there is autorun.inf virus in USB drive, each time you insert the removable media and double-click your drives to open it, virus files begin executing and infect your computer: which spreads itself onto the computer by making the multiple copies of the autorun.inf and .exe files on every drive of your computer.

When your computer is infected, viruses might clandestinely connect to the malicious web site and install the key logger on your PC. the key logger steal all your private information like usernames, account numbers, social security, passwords, credit card information, as well as other sensitive information.
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Drivers are stored in C:\Windows\inf.
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