Documents folder keeps showing on desktop

May 4, 2011 at 09:23:59
Specs: Windows Vista
A new "Documents" folder keeps showing up on the Desktop. I'm on Windows Vista and the original Documents folder is still where it belongs and all files seem to be intact, but over the last week a new Documents folder now resides on the Desktop. If I delete it, it comes right back. If I rename it and delete it, it comes right back. There's nothing in it and nothing has shown up when running virus/malware/etc scans, but when I try to get to the Documents folder in Windows Explorer, it takes me by default to the empty one on the Desktop (needless-to-say, it freaked me out the first time because I thought the contents of my Documents folder were gone). Does anyone know if this is a known issue, virus, etc. and how to remedy it?

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May 4, 2011 at 22:52:24
Download malwarebytes antimalware and run a scan.and tell me which antivirus are you using.

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May 5, 2011 at 08:03:12
Malwarebytes ran succesfully and no malicious items were detected. I run Malwarebytes weekly, Spybot S&D daily, and we're covered by Symantec Endpoint Protection from the corporate offfice. If it matters, we also access the web through a Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client and SafeGuard Enterprise 5.30 runs as well.

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May 5, 2011 at 10:18:02
Christ.your would be perfectly secure if it wasn't for Symantec Endpoint Protection.let me tell u one thing Norton sucks.its probably the reason the virus got into your might not be even a virus it might be one of Norton's unknown glitches you just found.change the antivirus dude.use Kaspersky or don't seem like a guy who uses free antiviruses thats why i listed no free antiviruses.Seriously,get rid of Symantec(Norton)

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May 5, 2011 at 10:24:22
I agree wholeheartedly; unfortunately, my corporate office doesn't as we have no choice on that one. I use MWB and Spybot of my own accord, but the rest is pushed to us from corporate.

I can't find anything on the web about this problem. Everyone seems to lose folders but nobody is finding new folders. It's really strange. Any other thoughts?

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May 5, 2011 at 11:12:24
check the registry to see if the key is referencing the wrong documents file


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