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when i connect the pen drive to my pc a window of H: drive is getting opened automatically


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#1 abcd_1

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:59 AM

Hi,

I am using 2GB transcend pen drive with windows xp sp 2.

Because it is an externally connected device, it is recognized as H: drive .

My problem is when i connect the pen drive to my pc a window of H: drive is getting opened automatically.This makes me fear if my pen drive has contacted any virus because, i would like it to open only when i double click on H: drive in MY COMPUTER.
I scanned using ESETNOD32 antivirus and it doesnt diagnose any virus.

Now i deleted all the contents from the pendrive and formatted it as well.. still the problem is persisting.

Please let me know what i should be doing so that the H:drive opens only when i double click on it.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:05 PM

This should help.

Edited by ThunderZ, 12 October 2009 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:22 PM

Hold down the shift key when inserting the pen drive
Better yet:

Download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.

Edited by garmanma, 12 October 2009 - 03:25 PM.

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#4 abcd_1

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:40 PM

Thank you all for the help friends.

You are excellent.

Thanks again.




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