all my icons changed to explorer symbol

September 16, 2010 at 23:33:06
Specs: Windows XP, 1048 ram
when i turned on my computer all ny icons were changed to explorer icon symble. i tried to restore it , it goes back to internet explorer and cannot connect to internet. plz help

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#1
September 16, 2010 at 23:37:44
mohammedkay, possible you've got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.)? Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
September 17, 2010 at 00:08:31
hi ED, all my icon have .ink behind them. when i try to go on internet, it says what file created it and then nothing.

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#3
September 17, 2010 at 07:06:32
mohammedkay, You will need to use another computer that can access the Internet than follow the instructions in Response Number #3 in the thread at the link below.

http://www.computing.net/answers/se...

Tufenuf


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