Nitin, a colleague of mine was facing a very odd problem. Whenever he typed orkut.com in his browser, an alert came up displaying this message..
Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did ?? MUHAHAHA!!
It was an very unusual problem and since i had never experienced it. I Googled around to find a huge list of websites which were providing tips for removing this virus. I came across this post by Sumeet and found a simple solution for this problem.
» The Virus
The name of the virus is W32/AHKHeap. It spreads rapidly through use of USB (pen) drives. This virus creates a folder named HEAP in C drive of your system. The virus will even make a entry into your registry so that it can run every time the system is started . The worm spreads via removable drives. Infection starts either with manual execution of the binary or by navigating to folders containing infected files whereby the autorun.inf files can cause auto-execution.
» Instructions – Removing the ‘Foolish Orkut’ Virus
» Permanent Solution
You must scan your pen drives regularly if you use them frequently in multiple computer systems. Scan your computer with any of these free online anti viruses. I would personally recommend BitDefender