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hi i have an acer laptop which has no built in wifi adapter but i use a Netgear WG111T wireless usb adapter and has been working fine until 1 day i plugged in a ScanDisk Cruzer Micro usb memory stick and the program came up and everythink and i could use but it had somehow stopped my wifi adapter from working and the Wireless Network Connection status thing on the bottom right hand corner of the screen had dissappeared and it doesnt show it on the screen anymore even wen i turn my laptop on and off. and i have tried everything such as plugging my wifi adapter in and out and taking out the usb memory stick and everything but it jst doesnt seem to work. the wifi adapters not broken at all, you can see the light come up wen u plug it in and stuff
som1 please help me!
o ye and i have windows xp
 

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Welcome to TSF....

Not knowing what type of programming on the thumb drive and from what you typed I suspect there might be an infection of some sort that has done this please follow the following instructions:

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… (Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps";
http://www.techsupportforum.com/sec...read-before-posting-malware-removal-help.html

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/hijackthis-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,
http://www.techsupportforum.com/sec...read-before-posting-malware-removal-help.html

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum;
http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/hijackthis-log-help/

where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
 

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mate this is nothing to do with malware
its jst a usb overwriting over another usb
theres no viruses to do with this
can any1 still help me
 

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Then try this:

USB 2.0 drivers do not appear to update
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=873169

Removing and reinstalling the USB devices may be necessary, but I'd recommend following this procedure to ensure it is done thoroughly: Let's go for the "complete" USB driver renewal and see if that helps.
Please print this article for Reference

http://forums.techguy.org/3435808-post2.html

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]
"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------
Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.
Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.
When this is done, reboot TWICE.
Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 
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