Someone has created a file share of my C drive and called it PublicShare. I can remove it manually by going through the drive's properties. However, it is only removed before I reboot. After reboot, the PublicShare is created again on its own. Is there a way to remove the share permanently?
1]Open up control panel --> Network connections (switch to classic view if using XP)
2]Right click the connection you're using (Probably the only one)
3]Click 'properties' on the drop-down menu.
4]The properties of that device should open, inside the window there is first the connection you're using, then the 'this connection uses the following items' box, then some more stuff you don't need to worry about.
5]in the above mentioned '... uses the following items' box, click 'file and printer sharing for microsoft networks'
6]click uninstall (just beneath the box) and finish the uninstallation process.
7]If that dosn't fix it, you definately have malicious software on your system; scan it.