How to remove a duplicate folder virus

Written by tim mammadov
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How to remove a duplicate folder virus
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The Duplicate, or New Folder virus is a remote access Trojan (RAT) that allows hackers to connect to your computer. Once this is done they can view your files, upload more viruses and spyware to your computer, send e-mails, delete information and totally disable your PC. The virus creates duplicate new files with icons resembling Windows folder icons--hence the name. Remove this dangerous Trojan immediately to prevent any further damage.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Esc" keys at the same time to start Task Manager.

  2. 2

    Click the "Processes" tab in the Task Manager window.

  3. 3

    Select "newfolder.exe" on the list. Click "End Process" at the bottom of the window.

  4. 4

    Repeat Step 3 for "srvidd20.exe," "iddono20.exe" and "editor.exe."

  5. 5

    Close Task Manager.

  1. 1

    Go to the "Start" menu, type "cmd" in the "Search programs and files" box and press "Enter" to open a command line window.

  2. 2

    Unregister DLLs created by the duplicate folder virus. Type each of the following at the command prompt. Press "Enter" after typing each one:

    regsvr32 /u shelliddono.dll regsvr32 /u libedit.dll

  3. 3

    Type "exit" and press "Enter" to close the command line window.

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and type "srv0104.ids" in the "Search programs and files" box. Press "Enter." Delete all search results.

  2. 2

    Repeat Step 1 for the following files associated with the virus:

    shelliddono.dll libedit.dll newfolder.exe srvidd20.exe iddono20.exe editor.exe

  3. 3

    Restart your computer.

Tips and warnings

  • Delete and stop only the listed files and processes to avoid any damage issues with your operating system.

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