USB drive virus on Windows XP SP2

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Anitvirus
AutoRun.inf Trojan
USB drive
Windows XP Security
Windows XP SP2
when u earlier used to insert my pendrive in the usb port a virus called autorun.inf used to pop up and none of the folders used to be visible only their shortcuts were visible and they didn't work. now the different files appear with different random icons though they stay in the same format. how to i remove these problems?

Software/Hardware used:
windows xp service pack 2 and transcend 4 gb pendrive

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You should get <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/”>Microsoft Security Essentials</a> and also the <a href=”http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830″>Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool</a> (MRT) to scan and clean this system. You may not be able to recover everything from the USB drive if it was deeply infected. It may be better to delete the partition and reformat the drive to ensure it is clean than trying to recover the data.

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  • jinteik
    For my pc's i disable the autoplay function for USB.. and yes i do reco microsoft security essentials on your pc..
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