Crazy icons moving on the desktop

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enderbeing

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On my Win2Kpro SP2 system, the desktop icons have started moving around on the desktop whenever the mouse moves. I reset mouse and video settings to defaults, no joy. If I reboot, I get about 5 minutes of stable icons, then they start moving around with every move of the mouse. It's very weird and unusable with 20 icons constantly changing positions on the screen.

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TonyKlein

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This sounds like the Magistr32 virus, and it must have been there for some time, if it's doing that:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

Have you tried having your computer scanned on line?
Trend Micro HouseCall is a good site for that.
<A HREF="http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp?Language=2&Country=63&Partner=1&Ref=EN-PR-AS-107">Panda Active Scan</A> is another one.

And here's a dedicated Magistr cleaner: http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-746/Antimagistr.zip

Good luck,
 

enderbeing

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Thanks, Tony!

Turns out that I did have magister B. I have Trend Micro's Office Scan product running, but it didn't detect the virus. Guess I'll be talking to them.

Much appreciated!
 
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Update your definitions once in a while and it might....LOL
 
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