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Old 12-24-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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Question Hacker/virus caused problem?

I'm running Win 2000 on a ThinkPad and most of the icons show the Windows icon superimposed on them. Is this a virus/intrusion caused problem? If not, can it be corrected be deleting the ShellIconCache file and rebooting the computer? Thanks all.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hacker/virus caused problem?

Have you rebooted your pc yet? Sometimes Windows decides that it knows best, and does whatever it feels like. This could be one of those times. Reboot if you have not done so and see if that fixes the problem.

If it doesn't fix the problem, I sugguest that you run all of your anti-spyware/virus programs in both normal Windows and Safe-Mode Windows and see if that pulls up anything.

As to the ShellIconCache, I wouldn't fool with that just yet. If you delete it, it is liable to make Windows mad.
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Default Re: Hacker/virus caused problem?

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kba...ndows2000.html

Check this out and see what you think. I have rebooted my laptop often because this has been going on for several weeks with no apparent damage being caused. I have not run any of my anti-virus/spyware in Safe mode. I'll try that now. Thanks.
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