Flashing icons on laptop screen

October 13, 2013 at 15:22:43
Specs: Windows Vista
Flashing icons on Laptop on a desktop Toshiba Satellite. the OS is Vista. Touching an icon will keep the icons on the screen for about 5 secondsand then the on-off begins again. Error message displayed is Windows Explorere has stopped working. It says that windows is searching for a solution. After about 5 seconds the error disappears and then the routine begins again.

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#1
October 13, 2013 at 17:09:59
Error: Windows Explorer has stopped working
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269...

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#2
October 15, 2013 at 16:05:31
Thanks for the suggestion...but the problem perists. I may have to reload Windows if no further help is forthcoming.

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#3
October 15, 2013 at 16:28:53
Your Icons are probably corrupt, try this & if that doesn't work, I shall look for a reason how they got corrupted, starting with some special infection tools.

IconCache Rebuilder
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rebui...
http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/reb...


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#4
October 15, 2013 at 16:35:32
I am having to my other computer and then copy the results across to the infected one. This slows me down. At this point I cannot access much (On the Toshiba). I continue to work at it and eventually I can get to the control panel~sometimes. But I cannot get to anything where I can change programming. I will attempt wat you have given me and again thanks.

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#5
October 15, 2013 at 16:41:08
"At this point I cannot access much (On the Toshiba). I continue to work at it and eventually I can get to the control panel~sometime"

You are almost for sure infected.

1: Run ESET Online Scanner, Copy and Paste the contents of the log please. This scan may take a very long while, so please be patient. Maybe start it before going to work or bed.
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scann...
http://www.eset.com/home/products/o...
You may have to download ESET from a good computer, put it on a flash/thumb/pen drive & run it from there, if your comp is unbootable, or won't let you download.
Create a ESET SysRescue CD or USB drive
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
How do I use my ESET SysRescue CD or USB flash drive to scan and clean my system?
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
Configure ESET this way & disable your AV.
http://i.imgur.com/3U7YC.gif
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Which web browsers are compatible with ESET Online Scanner?
http://www.nod32.fi/eset-online-sca...
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
Online Scanner not working
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
Why Would I Ever Need an Online Virus Scanner?
I already have an antivirus program installed, isn't that enough?
http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-fre...
Once onto a machine, malware can disable antivirus programs, prevent antimalware programs from downloading updates, or prevent a user from running antivirus scans or installing new antivirus software or malware removal tools. At this point even though you are aware the computer is infected, removal is very difficult.
5: Why does the ESET Online Scanner run slowly on my computer?
If you have other antivirus, antispyware or anti-malware programs running on your computer, they may intercept the scan being performed by the ESET Online Scanner and hinder performance. You may wish to disable the real-time protection components of your other security software before running the ESET Online Scanner. Remember to turn them back on after you are finished.
17: How can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...
http://www.eset.com/home/products/o...
The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start ? Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.
If no threats are found, you will simply see an information window that no threats were found.
http://www.trishtech.com/security/s...


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