help - strange virus/bug corrupting programs - icon turns to unknown

By alidabiri
Apr 10, 2006
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  1. hi,
    i may have a bug or virus. don't know where i got it from. but it's corrupting programs and the desktop icons are turning into unknows icon one by one. any ideas what i can do? :-(
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    You`ve done all the usual scans of course ?

    Try creating a new user profile.Sometimes corrupt profiles can produce weird results.
  3. alidabiri

    alidabiri Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 540

    thanks! :)

    i tried ewido, and adaware, they couldn't find anything.

    how do i do a new user profile?
  4. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

  5. alidabiri

    alidabiri Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 540

    new account or new profile?
  6. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    I refer the honourable Techspot member to my previous post.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    post this in the proper forum please.
    Boot in safe mode
    turn off system restore.
    run your anti-virus.
    run spybot.

    report what your anti-virus says
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