Virus?

  smudge101 16:18 20 Nov 2004
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I noticed today that some of my desktop icons have changed.
I use avast antivirus and this is now not working. it comes up with an error '87 = the parameter is incorrect'
The problem is a new version downloaded yesterday so it could be a corrupt update (or not).
The icons that have change are: Internet explorer, outlook, speedtouch conection and show desktop.
What do you think? a virus or something less sinister?

  rawprawn 16:27 20 Nov 2004

click here have a look at this and see if it helps, I run Avast updated with no problems.

  sortof 16:47 20 Nov 2004

Some viruses can stop your anti virus program from working. Try doing, if possible an uptodate online virus scan at the trendmicro site.

  smudge101 16:50 20 Nov 2004

Good thinking, I am doing it now.
Gaz

  smudge101 16:50 20 Nov 2004

Wierd about the icons though!?

  smudge101 18:57 20 Nov 2004

Did an online scan and there was a virus (TFTP1)
Avast, a normally great program, was not working due to the latest version not being compatible with the beta version of service pack 2.
Thanks Rawprawn and Sorof for your help.
Gary

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