Minesweeper opens when opening mapped drive

By rob_annable ·

An odd question but a few machines on my network get Minesweeper pop up when they click on a mapped drive.

I have checked the file server for malware but can find nothing and the machines that get this are clean and fully updated. I have checked the root directory of affected shares and can find no faults either so I guess I'm wondering if I am going slightly mad?!?!

Any ideas fellow techies?


Update: Ive uninstalled games and malware scan came up clean...

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

Cross linked files????? EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Minesweeper opens when op ...
Collapse -

As admin get a good folder view..

by cmatthews In reply to Minesweeper opens when op ...

You likely know this but on your user I
In tools, folder options, view:
Don't hide system files or extensions and Do view hidden files and folders and click the "Apply to all folders" button.

Then you could check the root of those LAN shares for any Autorun.inf files. (the PC's not affected could have autorun turned off).

A couple of other things:

Is the mapped drive on these machines an icon on the desktop? If yes, right-click and check the properties.

Does the shortcut's target start with \\[server-name]\[share-name]? If no, it may be customized by someone (trying to have fun?). It could refer to a CLSID (a registry entry).. Google "shortcut" and "CLSID"
Here's a quick link:

On the affected machines, open explorer with the folder pane and manually navigate to the share in question. Does Mine Sweeper appear?
(likely not).

Related Discussions

Related Forums