| | Re: Autorun.inf and WinMo6 phones
On Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:50:58 -0500, tlvp wrote:
> ... Hong Kong cell phone accessories vendor just shipped me
> a MiniSD card (for use in my Motorola Q9m) that turns out (once I stuck it
> into the Q9m and looked at it with File Manager) to contain two files:
> MP3.EXE (circa 90 Kbytes, dated 5/17/2005), and
> autorun.inf (circa 58 bytes, dated 11/18/2011).
> What autorun.inf aims for, of course, is: " open = mp3.exe ".
> Looks awfully suspicious.
And suspicious it was. Today's mail finally brought me a MiniSD-to-SD
adapter tray, into which I loaded that MiniSD card (with its autorun.inf
renamed to autorun.inf.TXT to defang it) and then (Shift key firmly
depressed all the while) loaded the SD tray into its slot, right-clicked it
in "My Computer", and ran MSE. The story: <<Sirens!>>
| Category: Virus: Win32/Virut.F
| Description: This program is dangerous and replicates by infecting other files.
| Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.
| Items: file: F:\mp3.exe
Naturally, I let MSE quarantine and remove that threat.
> Do WinMo6 phones like the Moto Q9m respond to
> such autorun.inf directives?
Evidently not, as Todd A. surmised :-) . So: "all's well that ends well."
Cheers, -- tlvp
Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.