Desktop trouble

  ernieernie 07:59 02 Jun 2011

Every couple of days my desktop suddenly fills with icons which all relate to items in My Documents folder. They don't do any harm but I can't find the icons that should be there, they are getting pushed about. The only way I can get out of it is to do a system restore, which is a nuisance and a time waster anyway. If I boot up in safe mode the icons are smaller but there are even more of them! Help! Ernieernie

  birdface 08:36 02 Jun 2011

Maybe try the new version of Malwarebytes.

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Or click on the center of the screen and Make sure Icons are Aligned to grid and show desktop icons are both ticked.

  ernieernie 11:12 02 Jun 2011

Thanks for trying, buteman. I downloaded malwarebytes and did a scan which claimed to have discovered 23 infected files (all Adware) and then I deleted them. Upon reboot the unwanted icons all re-appeared so I am afraid that malwarebytes was not the answer. The items to tick were already ticked.

  birdface 11:34 02 Jun 2011

Maybe give C Cleaner a run.

They must be working on PCA problems today as the links have gone.And a waste of time trying with Firefox as that is worse.

Maybe once the have sorted out their problems you have got a better chance of getting further advice from others.

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