What is Program Compatibility Assistant?

October 30, 2010 at 11:20:39
Specs: Windows XP
I have recently started getting a pop up box called program compatibility assistant availability every time i try to use my external hard drive. It tells me that the program I am trying to open requires a missing codec and tries to get me to download some software (which I haven't done).

Am I right in thinking that this is a virus of some kind and if so how do I get rid of it??


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October 30, 2010 at 12:45:39

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October 31, 2010 at 04:27:34
Sorry I should have said, I don't use vista, I use Windows XP.

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October 31, 2010 at 04:37:29
I've also just noticed that it is spelt Compability rather than Compatibility......

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November 1, 2010 at 15:19:06
I have run PCTools antivirus free and that has not solved the problem, any other advice??


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