Eliminate annoying “Open with…” dialog box

If you have recently removed a program called rogue anti-spyware, you may know this annoying “Open with…” dialog box which appears every time you try opening a hard disk drive on your PC. “Open with?€¦” notification can be easily explained as a result of messed up autorun command which is done after the virus attack. If terrible “Open with?€¦” dialog box starts showing up, follow this tutorial to solve this problem and restore your infected hard disk drive as well.

For Windows 7 / Windows Vista OS:

1. Click Start.

2. In the Search box, type CMD and then press Enter.

3. Type attrib and press Enter. Command will return drive files you should “heal”.

4. Type command attrib -s -h -r *.* This will simply reset all the files in the drive.

5. Delete all the files having the SHR attribute, just type del file.extension?  After that, virus which infected the files will be removed.

6. Restart your computer.

If you have Windows XP running on your computer, then follow these steps:

1. Click Start->Run.

2. Type CMD and press Enter.

3. Type attrib and press Enter.

4. Type this command attrib -s -h -r *.*

5. Delete all the files having the SHR attribute by typing del file.extension

6. Restart your computer.


  1. Dusty says:
    August 7th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    When I did the XP one, got this:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner>attrib
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\audit.dat
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\g2mdlhlpx.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\gotomypc.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\LuResult.txt
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\ml1.srt
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\ml2.srt
    A C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\ntuser.dat
    A H C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\ntuser.dat.LOG
    SH C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\ntuser.ini
    A C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\order.txt
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\print
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\tempdiff.txt
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\usb
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\USB001
    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\USP

    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner>attrib-s-h-r*.*
    ‘attrib-s-h-r*.*’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Is there another code OR did I type it wrong?
    Thanks, Dusty

  2. michelle wilson says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    why cant I get updates?

  3. kis says:
    May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    its told me access denied

  4. olivia says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I got access denied too

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