got bit of a problem here. recently bought some ipod lookalike mp4 1G players as gifts and upon connecting to computer, antivirus went crazy with virus warnings. i procceded to delete the virus, however computer got infected shortly after.
name of the virus is tel.xls.exe
icon is that of an .xls file from m$
which is activated by autorun file. i checked and found that those files were indeed from the player.
this virus problem has happened before when the ipod virus managed somehow to get onto a flash disk of a family member. that time, clicking on the icon in my computer didnt open up the flash disk but instead a box opened which asked for the user to choose a program with which to open the flash disk.
this problem was fixed simply by reformatting the flash drive.
and now back to the mp4. i have already managed to clean up the computer but now i have the same problem, the box comes up asking for user to choose a program to access the mp4 player. however the player can still be accessed by right clicking on its icon at my computer and selecting open or explore(as was with the flash disk too).
i am confused as to why this occurs. after my computer got infected and the viruses were cleaned off, the same thing happened: i couldnt access C: icon at my computer by double clicking, instead had to right click, and choose open or explore. it was solved by a system restore.
therefore is there anyway to fix the mp4 player short of reformatting? and i assume the other mp4 players have the same autorun file and virus.(already checked two, got a few more)would deactivating autorun on all drives fix stop the file from running when the mp4 is connected to computer?
any suggestions or ideas will be very welcome.
good day and thanks!