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AutoPlay Problem On Hard disk drives

When I right click on my drives (d , e , f , ...) at top there is a autoplay which don't fix either with changing windows

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Re: AutoPlay Problem On Hard disk drives

Hi mamali,

You are affected with a spyware that fault your current drives in opening normally. If you can still access and open the drive please do the following.

1.) goto tools> folder option on the windows explorer.
2.) the click the View Tab.
3.) Select hidden files and folders.
4.) Unchecked Hide extentions for known file types.
5.) Unchecked Hide Operating protected system files.
6.) Click Apply to all folders button then press OK button.

Now, try to open the drive by exploring it and delete all the hidden file which you observed you didn't seen it before the changes was made.

Restart your PC, to take effect.

Hope this will be the best solution for you.

Best regards,


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