HELP! My Smart TV is infected!

joeshred

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Here's my story.

My laptop died and I was forced to do a presentation on a client's Laptop. Thats where my thumb drive got infected. After meeting the client, i went straight home and i totally forgot to clean/check my thumb drive. I plugged the thumb drive on my Samsung TV which caused it to be infected.

According to my kaspersky the culprit is a tojan win32.waldek.acl. So every time i plug a thumb drive on my samsung tv, and plug it to a PC or laptop it detects the said trojan. THe trojan creates a short cut and hides all the contents of the drive.

So my question is, i could always clean the thumb drive but is there any way to disinfect the Smart TV?
 

Saga Lout

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What happens to the television when you fire it up without the thumb drive plugged in? If that drive wasn't too expensve, I suggest throwing it away. If it's in a system long enough to bring up the Kaspersky, it could have done some damage,
 

joeshred

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Nothing happens to the TV. But now, everytime i plug any thumb drive, or my portable external drives it gets infected with the tojan win32.waldek.acl and i have to clean it through a computer.

THe TV is now the host of the trojan and any drive it gets into contact gets infected.
 
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