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Usb Drive Autorun Trouble

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#1 demon_cat_snowy


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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:29 PM

Okay, so, I just got a couple of small promotional (apparently generic brand) flash drives. When I put them in, I get a full-screen ad (fine, they *were* promos) that resizes my desktop and moves all my icons (majorly annoying). On top of that, when I try to access the drive, my computer crashes. X(

I had a similar problem with a drive I bought a couple of years ago (SanDisk Cruzer U3 Micro 2GB). Both create a virtual CD drive which autoruns something unnecessary and annoying, as well as crashing my desktop computer (thankfully they don't crash my laptop). I downloaded the utility from U3 to remove their garbage, but it doesn't work on these new drives :thumbsup: .

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me beat these drives into submission and preferably remove the CD drives as well.

Many thanks in advance, and e-brownies for anyone who helps! :huh:

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#2 nightspydk


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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:42 PM

Sound like windows explorer crashes.
Have you considered you might have been infected?
I would be careful with those.

Just a thought. :thumbsup:

#3 demon_cat_snowy

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:04 PM

Yeah, it's Windows Explorer that crashes ^.^ I wasn't clear before. I'm pretty sure there's no virus or anything as AVG should have caught it, but I'm starting a virus scan now, just in case.

Thanks though. *gives brownie*

Edit: Nope, no virus.

Edited by demon_cat_snowy, 28 November 2007 - 12:22 AM.

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