For some unknown reason a windows icon, with what looks like a 'squiggly dash' underneath, keeps appearing on my desktop for no reason. It's not a folder, seems like a file. When I right-click on properties it just tells me the date it appeared, ms dos name (squiggle) and archive is ticked. This problem is very annoying, not causing me any difficulties, but I'm obviously curious as to what it is and why it is happening.
I've just found the squiggle on my computer, of what it looks like THE WINDOWS LOGO and underneath ~
Something else just happened. I was trying to delete it from My Computer>Desktop as Stuartli suggested and this next message came up: hbsrv caused a stack fault in module kernel32.dll at 017f:bff724cl. Then the computer put me on its emergency desktop.
Does anyone know what that means? It's obviously connected to my problem.
Gerrycan. Hi. I am using Windows 98 second edition.
my teebage son visited a porn site and ever since then I keep getting a "sex now" icon on my desktop and on the bottom right habd corner of my taskbar. I have unistalled it many time sbut it keeps coming back. Can anyone help me get rid of it. I use windows 98.
wiggywaggy You should start another thread for this. Anyway right click on desktop icon,select properties and click on find target. This will tell you which folder it is installed in. Delete this folder.
You need to download a program called AD-Aware from click here
There are various version, some you pay for but one is free and it is excellent.
I had HOTBAR installed too. It looked like a good laugh, what a pain in the neck. I now recive around 20 emails a day from promotional companies and this is despite saying NO to them sending me information.
This program - AD-aware removes all spyware - it is quite excellent. Really easy to use. Download, install , run and select everything it finds that is spyware.