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desktop icons going crazy

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by sg6169, Nov 17, 2001.

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  1. sg6169

    sg6169 Thread Starter

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    The icons on my desktop, without any warning or previous problems, started moving on their own. They stack up ontop of each other or move to other positions on the desktop when the cursor gets near them. (Just trying to "capture one" to click on it is hard.) I have not installed any new software or hardware. I closed all running programs via Close Program routine except explorer & systray and unchecked auto arrange. Sorted by name that seemed to clear it up for about 5 minutes then it started again. Help please
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    These are the symptoms of the Magistr virus, after it has been on your PC for a couple of months.

    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

    http://www.avp.ch/avpve/worms/email/magistr.stm

    http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99040&


    If you have a antivirus, you are either not running it, or not keeping the definitions up to date.

    If you do not have one, run this oneline version.

    http://housecall.antivirus.com/

    Also, a free one here.

    http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.cfm
     
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