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tech291083
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Hi,

I am on Windows XP home edition and having a strange problem. Whenever I try to double click the C: Drive icon in the My Computer window, there comes a window called Open With and shows a list of applications such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Excel, Word,
PowerPoint etc as if the drive was a file itself. This is really annoying. Virus scans done so far do not reveal any threats or infections. Can any one please help me here? Thanks.

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It may be that you have a virus, I don't know, but I found this handy solution to a similar problem as what you described here. See if this link is of any help to you, and let us know:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_you_double-click_your_C_drive_it_gives_you_an_option_to_choose_a_program_to_open_with._What_can_you_do_to_open_it_by_double-clicking

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OK, well i would try malware bytes..... and see if that does anything, follow below:

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button) to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure to checkmark the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Make sure that you restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


Also, i would recommend following the above users link... and trying a few things....

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