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Crazy icons moving on the desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by enderbeing, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. enderbeing

    enderbeing Thread Starter

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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.

    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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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,
     
  3. enderbeing

    enderbeing Thread Starter

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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!
     
  4. Rockn

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