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Funny right-click menu in My Computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jasontan6, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. jasontan6

    jasontan6 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have no idea when exactly this began happening, or what I did which caused this. Take a look at attached screenshot please.

    Anyone able to help? I really dont want to go thru a reinstall again.
     

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  2. drumster

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    something like this happened on one of my removable drives. It had a virus on it and I had to format it. Now I'm not sure why this is happening on your C Drive, but there's likelihood of ur drive having a virus on it.
     
  3. jasontan6

    jasontan6 Thread Starter

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    ok, will scan once for virus and malware. Any other suggestions in the mean time?
     
  4. jasontan6

    jasontan6 Thread Starter

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    Scanned for viruses and malware - nothing. Any help?
     
  5. jasontan6

    jasontan6 Thread Starter

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    Okay,

    Found 7 different types of files named autorun at the root of both partitions. Here's the list:
    • autorun.bat
    • autorun.bin
    • autorun.inf
    • autorun.reg
    • autorun.txt
    • autorun.vbs
    • autorun.wsh
    All of these have Read-Only, Hidden, and System file attributes. Whenever I delete them manually, they will appear again on their own.

    Please, help.
     
  6. Cannar Wilm

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    I'm also experiencing this problem. I'm convinced this is virus based but despite doing all the usual things (turning off sys restore - booting in safe mode) etc I don't seem to be able to rectify the problem. Might it be that my system has been damaged by a virus which has subsequently been removed leaving just the damage behind?
     
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