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Old 10-20-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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Removing U3 from flash drive


The search function does not like "U3" so I cannot locate the latest in removing it. Has anyone figured out how to do so using Linux?

(Explosive, maybe, but was the Stupix worm hidden in flash drives using the U3 tools?)
 
Old 10-21-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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seek, thou shalt find: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/U...val-Tool.shtml

i used it and it worked fine, but be sure this is what you want to do.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 06:19 AM   #3
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AFAIK there is no linux tool to remove U3.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 06:24 AM   #4
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There are a few other LQ threads about this U3 stuff posted within the last 2 yrs or so. Based on what I remember of those threads, I agree with michael at this time that there's no Linux solution; however something new may be around now so a new search would be prudent.
The only solution posed in the threads I speak of, were Windows software, so if you have access to Windows, maybe you can remove it by that means somehow, and/or with something such as linked to by johnshen64 in post #2.

Good luck!
 
Old 10-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #5
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I don't have admin rights on any windows computer. I'm Linux only on my own personal computers. I found something over in Tom's Hardware that is supposed to work, but cannot reach that web site from this computer (lock down). I'll have to post a link later.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 06:19 AM   #6
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I'm checking the LQ website at present using a U3 on an XP host. (Yup! THATS why this post will probably show up as my using Windows rather than my usual Ubuntu! )

Have you tried plugging your U3 stick into a Windows box, going to the launcher > Setup > Uninstall, and removing the U3 partition?

Nope! I'm not going to do it to find out what happens as I actually find the U3 launcher useful. I don't usually use this stick on Ubuntu or any other Linux though.

Play Bonny!
 
Old 10-22-2010, 10:59 AM   #7
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Sorry...

The only way to remove that U3 demon is with the correct .exe file. If you have tried something else, such as formatting the USB, you may find that uninstalling U3 is easier if you first reinstall it, then run the uninstaller.

This may be the occasion that allows you to try Wine.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 10-22-2010 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2010, 12:55 PM   #8
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From the U3 wikipedia page

U3 Tool is an open-source management tool (for Windows and Linux) that allows the locked U3 partition to be removed or replaced with any ISO image.
 
Old 10-24-2010, 03:53 PM   #9
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Have you tried plugging your U3 stick into a Windows box, going to the launcher > Setup > Uninstall, and removing the U3 partition?
Needs admin rights. I'd love to find a way to detect, block, and destroy all U3 like partitions. How did the Stupix worm infect all those computers?
 
Old 10-24-2010, 03:54 PM   #10
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From the U3 wikipedia page

U3 Tool is an open-source management tool (for Windows and Linux) that allows the locked U3 partition to be removed or replaced with any ISO image.
Thank you. I was not able to relocate that site.
 
  


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