'Search' show up on double-click (open directory)

kiddo's Avatar
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hi, I got this strange problem recently.
when I double-click or want to open a folder,
the 'Search' will show up,
so I must use 'Explore' to access a folder.
Is it virus?
how to handle it?

I use Windows XP.

help me pliz!
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naimish's Avatar
Banned
Yes, this is a virus, but you need to check which Antivirus System clears it.
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neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
Its of course a virus. try restoring ur system in safe mode. if it doesn't work out install any AV's to clear it.
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pankaj.sea's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
Pro contributor
hi kiddo!
what problem u r facing moths ago I've faced same thing!
fact is that the problem is made by virus sure but its unrecoverable even u repair win xp after deleting the virus by any using any AV!
So I personally suggest u to back up ur important things and format ur pc then without opening any hard drives install a AV before proceeding with driver installation and while formatting format drive C in normal mode not in quick mode!
Bye the way what about ur AV?
Thanks....
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kiddo's Avatar
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Thx 4 the tips,
I've searched to some place,
and lead me to Microsoft Support site,
and I found the solution for this problem
(I haven't try it yet... )

Look like there were 2 registries changed by the virus,
so to fix it, open 'regedit'

Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell, modify to 'none'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\Shell, modify to 'none'
hey, pankaj,
thx 4 ur tips last time,
I still using Avira9,
today I almost lost my crack files (PDVD9),
and a new problem comes....

I instal PS CS4, with crack 4 full activation,
but today it can't be run,
I don't know what happen,
I just have a full scan today,
any clue?

Last edited by kiddo; 27Aug2009 at 22:50..
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pankaj.sea's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
Pro contributor
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiddo View Post
Thx 4 the tips,
I've searched to some place,
and lead me to Microsoft Support site,
and I found the solution for this problem
(I haven't try it yet... )

Look like there were 2 registries changed by the virus,
so to fix it, open 'regedit'

Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell, modify to 'none'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\Shell, modify to 'none'
Hi!
I thinnk this reg enrtries may solve theproblem, coz as we dont have this problem, I found the default values are the same as u mentioned! So try this and post result!
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kiddo's Avatar
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yesterday, I had tried and...
Hurray....
It works!!!

but I found another proble
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Problem maker, lol
hope all of u will help me
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