An icon has appeared on my desktop which,when opened, is of vulgar material. I have removed details from add/remove box and sent the icon to the recycle bin and emptied the recycle bin but the icon comes back when I restart the pc. How can I get rid of the icon permanently please because I would not want anybody to access this material. Meshuga.
Meshuga, if AdAware knows about it, it will remove it. When you have downloaded and installed AdAware 6, click on "Check for updates now" to download the latest reference file. when you start Adaware, be prepared for a long scan, version 6 is very thorough. Don't worry if it appears to stall on certain folders, this is normal. Go away and make a cup of tea or something and when you get back you will be surprised at how much spyware it will have discovered. Click "Next", then you will find a long list of all the spyware. Put a tick in the boxes of all the spyware you want to remove and click "Next" again, and they will all be removed. Your problem will almost certainly show up as a registry entry.