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double clicking an icon every time tries to delete file/shortcut


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#1 McMarty

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 12:44 PM

I'm posting this question for my brother who is a computer-noob.
Somehow his laptop running XP seems to have been infected by a virus, although Norman AV does not find a virus.
Problem: everytime he doubleclicks on an icon this seems to be interpreted as a delete command. He gets a question "Do you really want to move this file/shortcut to the recycle bin" Answering No does not close the window. This also happens when he opens outlook (via mouse-menu open option) on downloades messages, double click within outlook on a message deletes the message instead of opening it.
Does anybody know a virus that can cause this behaviour?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:36 PM

If he has an infected system...he needs to consider posting here at BC, in the appropriate malware forum.

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

That's the best advice I can think of for a known infected system.

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