View Full Version : Annoying Win XP Pro problem

21-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Recently I had a virus or something which made me choose which program I had to use to open a drive (e.g D: ). I had to point it to explore.exe every time. I obtained a registry fix that has cured this.
I still have a problem at boot-up though.
Every time I start/restart my computer a particular folder is opened on the desktop every time. How can I stop this?

Speedy Gonzales
21-10-2008, 03:24 PM
Do a scan with trojan remover or malwarebytes.

Someone posted a flash USB virus scanner somewhere. Someone else here, had the same prob as you, the other day

21-10-2008, 05:08 PM
Funny you mention that. I bought a SANDISK Cruzer USB key which is preformatted with some management program on it. Every time I dock it with my XP PC, the AVAST antivirus goes bezerk and tells me it's detected a trojan.

Speedy Gonzales
21-10-2008, 05:43 PM
It maybe a removable drive Trojan/virus.

They do exist and usually put something in the autorun.inf file, and elsewhere

21-10-2008, 08:14 PM
MalwareBytes picked up a whole heap of trojans. I scanned the USB drive too, but nothing showed up there. I've just restarted the PC and no more annoying window popup!

Speedy Gonzales
21-10-2008, 08:38 PM
Do a scan with trojan remover as well

It should if theres anything there, reset everything back to normal (select all options under utilities)