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A few months ago, while surfing the net and trying to open Orkut i got a strange message on my computer screen which said “Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!!” and the browser closed. I didnt think it was a virus as i had AVG installed on my system and i had faith in it. I tried it on different machines which were part of the Local Area Network and each gave the same message while opening Orkut and Youtube. Each machine had AVG or Norton installed. I ran an Antivirus scan and it also didnt detect any virus or spyware. I decided to search on the net for this problem and thats when i discovered that my computer was infected with the W32.USBWorm virus which displayed such messages while opening Orkut and Youtube. Here are a few simple steps which you can follow to remove this virus if this has infected your system too.

* Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and go to processes tab

* Locate svchost.exe under the image name. There will be many processes by that name but look for the ones which have your username under the username. Just kill these processes by pressing Del key.Only kill those which have your username under the username and leave the rest
* Open the run command and type C:\heap41a and press enter. This is a hidden folder. Delete all the contents of this folder
* Open the registry by typing regedit in the run box
* Search for heap41a in the registry by using the find command
* You will get something like this “[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt“. Just delete the entries by pressing the del key
* Close the registry editor

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