VoG & Stuartli - many thanks for your suggestions - I am still battling this - it seems that this file / shortcut (?) - JPG file size 132 kb - downloaded itself maliciously some 6 months ago and will not be shifted by any kind means - it cannot be moved or deleted even in a safe mode - I am at wits end - regards - jarani
Technotiger - my granddaughter of 13 downloaded some free music some 6 months ago when this file came with it giving a " porn shortcut " which neither she nor I ever followed up .
She now has a laptop to which she transferred all her files when we realised that that file was still there and will not be budged .
Having deleted all her files I tried to remove her account from my desktop but that file will not permit that either . I think that if it is a shortcut it is now dead . there is no name to that file, except JPG file and size with some references to the available porn
when I right clicked on other files there was a delete option but there is no such option on this file - I found it via Safe route as an administrator but that will not delete either
Is there any way of getting shot of it ?
I tried system restore but that only takes me back to May - I need to go back to Feb - I am also afraid of what a system restore will do to my recently installed wireless network - jarani