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LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby maggy on Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:12 am

Hi,
I need help removing 'Bluebirds' from my new LG DVD drive. I've tried hiding it, I've tried using the removal tool from LG through Windows XP running on Virtual box. That didn't work. It keeps coming back, and when it's mounted on my desktop it won't let me unmount it or even open the drive!!!! I do not have permission!!!! Can someone help me to overpower this thing (I need to get to permissions as root I think). Everything I try to do is greyed out.

I'm a relative newbie and I love linux mint, but I can't get rid of this.

Cheers, Maggy
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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby richyrich on Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:20 am

I have a really tiny cat for sale . . .

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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby maggy on Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:14 am

I like your cat.

OK I know how to manually open the drive, but can anyone help me with removing the @%$$##$% bluebirds software that is infecting it?

Please help.
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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby Missed on Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:08 am

Hi Maggy,

Google "LG Bluebirds"

There is a software/firmware update available. Make sure you get the one for your particular model.

Hope that helps!
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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby maggy on Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:51 am

'There is a software/firmware update available'

Sorry, that is only for windows; doesn't work on linux, even with wine.

Can someone help with a possible command line way to deal with this?
(I've spent the last several hours installing XP on an old HDD in the same computer, only to have it not able to see my ADSL connection!!)

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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby maggy on Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:15 am

OK, Duh, so I put the firmware update on a memory stick, reconnected the XP HDD, ran the firmware update off the memory stick and rebooted.
This was supposed to remove the bluebirds. When it rebooted I saw the BB symbol in the tray, and right clicked/exit. So far it hasn't showed up again now I'm back on Mint, but I'm still not convinced. Will wait and see!!

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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby Missed on Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Ooops, I didn't notice the m$ only part :oops:

Glad to hear that you resolved it, though.

Good luck! :wink:
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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby DrHu on Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:09 pm

maggy wrote:So far it hasn't showed up again now I'm back on Mint, but I'm still not convinced. Will wait and see!!

It is a windows program, that auto-installs to the drive, so it won't likely show on Linux, now the firmware update is done
--but I would watch out for windows, when it is running the drive.

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/2009/09/03/so ... 50-dvd-rw/
--that is the explanation for Bluebirds, and yes the firmware update should have removed it
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Re: LG sata optical drive infected with Bluebirds

Postby maggy on Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:47 pm

'so it won't likely show on Linux'

Yes, it does show up on the linux desktop as a CD mounted in the drive.
Try to open your drive, eject, delete or do anything at all and it says you don't have permission.
In fact it's a total pain in the a#R$%$!

But, now it's GONE.

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