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Windows 7: How to disable the auto shortcut in desktop?

31 Aug 2010   #1

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How to disable the auto shortcut in desktop?

hello,
recently I noticed that every time I plug in my usb or put in a dvd, there's always a icon showing up in my desktop, I think its a shortcut. I tried deleting it but still every time I plug it or put a dvd, it stills shows up.
Please how can I disable it?

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31 Aug 2010   #2

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Can you plug in and take a screen shot of the short cut?
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31 Aug 2010   #3

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These are the screenshots, when I plugged in my usb and when I put the DVD,


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31 Aug 2010   #4

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When strange things happen that I have not seen before, I start with the same advice. It is much better to be sure of this

Run your antivirus scan
Download and run a malwarebytes scan


If clean we will move from there.
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31 Aug 2010   #5

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I have just run the full system scan and it has 5 cookies found and remove but I think thats not it, its still there. By the way I'd use Norton 2010.
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31 Aug 2010   #6

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Use malwarebytes too. You may be surprised.
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31 Aug 2010   #7

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OK, Im running the malwarebytes. Ill update you asap
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31 Aug 2010   #8

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Is it ok that I have an antivirus and then Ill scan with malwarebytes? Will it interfere?
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31 Aug 2010   #9

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N,o in fact you should keep malwarebytes (free editions) and run a scan once a week. I and many others do the same.
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31 Aug 2010   #10

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Be SURE you update Malwarebytes before you run it each time. They update multiple times per day.
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