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Old 04-16-2004, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When I click on My Computer or Try to access the control panel

my icons disappear then the desktop reappears, but nothing opens. The only way I can access files is by going to start, run, browse.

I am also having a problem with IE. I double click it and it does not open. Also links from OExpress do not work.

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Old 04-17-2004, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like the symptoms of malicious software.

Run Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, Update your virus definitions files and run a virus scan.

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Old 04-17-2004, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Perform an online scan for viruses with one of the following:
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Perform a scan for malware using updated versions of ad-aware and


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Old 04-18-2004, 06:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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perhaps i you reinstall your copy of windows on top of your previous installation, you will get rid of some of the problems. that is if it is because of some corrupt file
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Many thanks.

That was the problem.
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