Unwanted icons

  Shadwellal 22:45 21 Mar 2006

I am trying to "clean up" my nephews computer. It keeps getting a bunch of unwanted icons on the desktop with titles like "Find True Love" "hot ringtones" "Casino Games" etc. I have run AdAware, Spybot and Norton antivirus and not picked anything up. The shortcuts all have properties along the lines of click here

If I delete them, they reappear soon afterwards.

Any suggestions?

  VoG II 22:48 21 Mar 2006

Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

When installing, under 'Additional Options' untick 'Install background guard' and 'Install scan via context menu'.

Launch Ewido by double clicking the icon on your desktop. The program will now go to the main screen. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files. On the left hand side of the main screen click update then click on Start Update.

Then select 'Settings'. Under the bottom section 'What to Scan?' make sure 'Scan every file' is ticked. Select 'OK' and you will return to scanning options. Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin. This scan can take quite a while to run.

While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose 'Clean' (or 'Delete' if 'Clean' is not an option). Then put a tick next to 'Perform action on all infections'. Doing this enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK.

  Shadwellal 00:41 22 Mar 2006

Thanks for this. I downloaded the program - it found and removed 371 infected files, but the shortcuts were still there on the desktop. I have deleted them and will wait to see if they return again. Hopefully the problem will have been fixed.

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