Flash drive doesnt open properly

Posted on 2010-03-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01

When i double click my flash drive in my computer it opens the window to choose program you want to open with, as if it is an application program.

is it infected with virus? i tried formatting it. but still when i double click on it it says choose program.

what can be done?
Question by:helpdesk93

Expert Comment

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No virus. When it says  choose program you want to open with, choose "open folder to view files" and check "always do ...". Then next time it won't ask you again.
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ID: 29191188
check if it has an autorun fiel - and delete it if you don't want it
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1) Use (http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Flash_Disinfector.exe) to clean your USB.

Threat Removal Procedure:

1. Download Flash_Disinfector and save it to your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on Flash_Disinfector to run it.
3. Just follow the prompts and continue until it begin scanning.
4. If asked to insert your flash drive or any removable device including USB Pen Drive and Memory Stick, please do so.
5. It will scan removable drives, wait for the scan to finish. Done.

2) http://www.funnythreat.com/moral_story/usb-cleaner.htm

3) http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/troubleshooting/how-to-remove-autoruninf-from-usb-drive/

4) Use PANDA vaccine tool to protect your USB from future infections


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