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strange problem

by microtecher / July 16, 2008 7:17 PM PDT

My friend encountered a strange problem: double-click My Computer, IE always opens a window. Has anyone seen this before, how to solve this problem?
Even double-click My Documents icon is the same!
Appreciate for the ideas.

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Start with the usual cure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2008 10:24 PM PDT
In reply to: strange problem

Remove all BHOs from the system. What's a BHO? See google.

What do I use to remove them all? I use HIJACKTHIS.

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thanks, wait for the advanced cure
by microtecher / July 17, 2008 12:34 AM PDT

Thanks Bob. I know what you mean. I have tried similar tools, but failed. After tried the tool you mentioned, it is the same. Maybe the principle is the same, but the tools failed to find it/them out. Thanks, anyway.

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Look at the AUTORUN clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 1:17 AM PDT

Also post that hijackthis for a peek under the hood. Sometimes I see the other item.

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I had this problem once,
by Maddogmcree / July 17, 2008 12:51 AM PDT
In reply to: strange problem

Funnily enough I tried doing the following:

Boot your system in Safemode

Open cmd (start, run, cmd).

Type "c:" and then press enter.

Type "attrib" -H -R -S autorun.inf and then press enter.

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slight mistake.
by Maddogmcree / July 17, 2008 12:53 AM PDT

"attrib -H -R -S autorun.inf"

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appreciate, and more details
by microtecher / July 17, 2008 6:55 PM PDT
In reply to: slight mistake.

Thanks Maddogmcree. As for as I know this command is used for adding/getting rid of the file attribute of hidden, read-only and system. How could I use this command to solve this problem, would you please say more clearly? Thanks.

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There might be a hidden ...
by Kees Bakker / July 17, 2008 7:19 PM PDT

autorun.inf file on your c:-drive that causes this problem. This command would make it visible, so you could delete it.


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I'd add a backslash to be sure of the location in the root.
by Kees Bakker / July 17, 2008 7:20 PM PDT
In reply to: slight mistake.

attrib -h -r -s \autorun.inf


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Thanks Kees.
by Maddogmcree / July 17, 2008 7:32 PM PDT

Thanks for the update.


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