Manual removal of New Folder.exe

Manual Process of removal

I prefer manual process simply because it gives me option to learn new things in the process.

Search for autorun.inf file. It is a read only file so you will have to change it to normal by right clicking the file , selecting the properties and un-check the read only option.

Open the file in notepad and delete everything and save the file.
Now change the file status back to read only mode so that the virus could not get access again.

Click start->run and type msconfig and click ok
Go to startup tab look for regsvr and uncheck the option click OK.
Click on Exit without Restart, cause there are still few things we need to do before we can restart the PC.
Now go to control panel -> scheduled tasks, and delete the At1 task listed their.

Click on start -> run and type gpedit.msc and click Ok.

If you are Windows XP Home Edition user you might not have gpedit.msc in that case download and install it from Windows XP Home Edition: gpedit.msc and then follow these steps.

Go to users configuration->Administrative templates->system
Find “prevent access to registry editing tools” and change the option to disable.

Once you do this you have registry access back.

Click on start->run and type regedit and click ok
Go to edit->find and start the search for regsvr.exe,

Delete all the occurrence of regsvr.exe; remember to take a backup before deleting.

KEEP IN MIND regsvr32.exe is not to be deleted.
Delete regsvr.exe occurrences only.
At one ore two places you will find it after explorer.exe in these cases only delete the regsvr.exe part and not the whole part.

ie, Shell = “Explorer.exe regsvr.exe” the just delete the regsvr.exe and leave the explorer.exe

Click on start->search->for files and folders.
Their click all files and folders
Type “*.exe” as filename to search for
Click on ‘when was it modified ‘ option and select the specify date option
Type from date as 1/31/2008 and also type To date as 1/31/2008

Now hit search and wait for all the exe’s to show up.
Once search is over select all the exe files and shift+delete the files, caution must be taken so that you don’t delete the legitimate exe file that you have installed on 31st January.

Also selecting lot of files together might make your computer unresponsive so delete them in small bunches.

Also find and delete regsvr.exe, svchost .exe( notice an extra space between the svchost and .exe)


  1. shreteh Says:

    thanx alot
    have nice day :)