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On my assuss eeepc netbook running xp home I have attached a freecom usb external hard drive. In my computer when I double click the icon for it I get a panel come up saying Open with. It then shows lots of programmes none of which will open it. It will open in plug and play though. If I double click the icons for my netbook hard drive it opens as per normal.
What have I done wrong and how do I rectify it please.
Also would like to say thanks to all of you people that are so prepared to help.
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Hello vagrantuk

This can be a result of a malware infection.

Try these
Open Windows Explorer
Tools/Folder Options/View

Put a check at “Show hidden files and folders”
Remove check from “Hide extensions for known file types”

Remove check from “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”

Now look for "Autorun.inf" in the root of the drive. By this I mean F:\ or whatever letter it is.

If you can`t see it
Start and select "Search" and search for
"autorun.inf" (Search the computer including hidden files)

Can you see a file "Autorun.inf"
If so rename it to a "a *.bak" file. (Right click/Rename)
It then becomes "AutoRun.bak"
Reboot and check if fixed.

You can delete the file later if all is well.

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I think it is a trojan infection which you need help removing.

Please read “Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help “ and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Good Luck

You are very welcome.

Hope you get it fixed soon :smile:

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