Solved Cant even move or click desktop icons

April 28, 2015 at 07:45:38
Specs: Windows XP, Amd athlon x2 255 / 4 gigs
So I recently got a mini virus so I downloaded a "adwcleaner" program which was the best for that kind of virus because it's really well hidden or I don' t know. The thing is when I ran adwcleaner it wanted me to restart after the computer scan. When I rebooted the pc it immediately showed me about 50 deleted filed by names only, I through it's for the best, but when I tried to click on a skype, chrome or any other icon that does something it didn't open. I can open icons of folders, but I cant use any icon that starts doing work, like any game or internet browser and etc, In start menu I get the same thing, the only Thing I can make it work is by clicking right mouse key and then start the program. When I double tap the program it just get's "darker" and nothing else, also I can't even move it, it just stands still, please anyone reply this as fast as you can...It's very uncomfortable even for me and I'm not even talking about other family members. Maybe there is a program that can fix my system?

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April 28, 2015 at 09:29:33
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Which adwcleaner app did you use? There are several of very similar name out there and not all are quite what they seem or claim to be...

Do you have any restore points set to a date/time prior to the adwcleaner app operation?

If so.. try going back to one prior to the current problem; and even the virus attack.

The utilities recommended here regularly and known to be safe include:


adwcleaner (this version may not the one you used...)

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

JRT will install itself to the desktop from where you run it. It will open into a small dos style window; follow the instructions therein. JRT will reboot the system as part of its process.

And also the Kaspersky Rescue disk.

Download the ISO for Kaspersky; burn to a DVD; boot up with that DVD. It will load a Linux bases system into RAM only. Then will go online to update itself and then scan your system fully.

There is also an excellent utility here:

Which is free (as are all of the above); safe to use - I have used it a couple of times recently and it does what it says on the tin... They appreciate a wee donation if so inclined; but do NOT insist on or demand one...

Any logs generated by "any" of the above utilities - retain for further help; as likely others will take you a little further in the process of cleaning out an assortment of junk, pests, nasties, etc. - many of which you may not even be aware are there...

Run the above in the order as posted...; although you can run Kaspersky first if you wish. It "will" take a wee while to do its job, so time for tea 'n cake or whatever...? Kaspersky regards the hard drive merely as a resource and will not install itself there - unless somehow you tell it to (which don't). It will however access and scan it fully if you let it (which do).

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April 28, 2015 at 10:02:45
I used this one , 4.2 version. Because of my panicking I managed to find the solution myself, I've tried everything absolutely and ended up with this program - windows repair auto, this thing did miracles!Needed to scan computer 2 times, plug out electricity, reboot computer few times, use the program in safe mode too. Although thank you for your reply. This thing was the hardest I have ever seen to fix, you wouldn't believe the amount of programs it fixed, It' a keeper for sure...Thank you though!

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April 28, 2015 at 10:03:40
Just noticed you wrote too, you would have been my hero mate!

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May 7, 2015 at 14:45:31
Having seen your adwcleaner log.

Here is how the USER got into this mess, no AV would have prevented USER error. Go to any Malware forum & no matter what AV they have installed, they got infected.

As you can see from your logs, you had a lot of stuff installed, that you do not know, how it got installed.
A lot of programs, now give you the choice to install toolbars & other during the install. Either uncheck these items during install, or use Custom install. No more click, click during an install, you have to read after each click.

WARNING: CNET downloads now come bundled with opt-out crapware and toolbars ( Same applies to Softonic & Brothersoft )

I use Softpedia &, they make you aware what Ad-supported programs the author of the program has included.
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First and foremost, extra attention needs to be paid during installation as ImgBurn offers to create desktop shortcuts to third-party apps, as well as install a browser toolbar onto the host computer, which are not required to ensure the smooth running of the app.
SS of above.
This is what ImgBurn tries to install.

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, so be vigilant.
A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.

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