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hey guys,

noticed something weird with my dad's machine the other day... when you double click on the local drives in My Computer(or even removable drives), a new window opens instead of displaying the contents in the same window. Also, the context menu(right-click) shows unreadable words for the first two choices where 'Open' and 'Explore' should be..

I'm not sure if this is a virus' doing, or if it's spyware. I tried all the spyware-removal tricks in the sticky, plus his avast antivirus is up-to-date...

any ideas would be appreciated.
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Did you post a Hijack This log in the Malware Forum?
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sorry for the long-delayed reply...been busy.

turns out there were .vbs scripts that got executed whenever i double-clicked on a local disk. instead of the default 'Open' function, 'Autoplay' got executed which in turn called the .vbs files and so on... anyway i just deleted these files manually from each partition, and even on some flash drives we had. that fixed the problem.
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