June 3rd, 2008, 12:20 PM #1
My desktop disappeared!
I'm using windows XP and I think I might have been hit with a virus or spybot because my windows desktop disappeared and even if I load taskmanager and start up explorer, it comes up and then turns off again.
June 3rd, 2008, 12:29 PM #2
can you elaborate? What do you mean by desktop? Like... your icons? Or you can't even cllick on the start menu?
June 3rd, 2008, 12:30 PM #3
Sure sounds like a virus. I always try to keep my last computer in the closet just in case.......
Last edited by Winsomemore; June 3rd, 2008 at 02:00 PM.
June 3rd, 2008, 01:48 PM #4
restart in safe mode, is the first thing
June 3rd, 2008, 01:56 PM #5
June 3rd, 2008, 02:06 PM #6
Cough. what he said. cough
Originally Posted by The Natural
June 3rd, 2008, 02:26 PM #7
What he said. We need more information. This happened to me once and it was just one file being currupted. Wasn't even a virus, these things happen sometimes. I just replaced the file and everything was cool.
Originally Posted by HeShootsNScores
It got into the Windows, just didn't show the icons or the menu. It was all blank. The key point is, can explorer.exe be run. I think that's the name of the service which opens all these things at the beginning of the session.
June 3rd, 2008, 02:38 PM #8
I blame LGK.com. You never what is floating around on that site.
June 3rd, 2008, 03:33 PM #9
here is what bailed me out. Great free program found a bunch of spyware and malware on my computer and torched it all.
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June 3rd, 2008, 03:37 PM #10
Originally Posted by rinkrat
Common Rinkrat where you been???