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#1 custer

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

Hi, thanks for any help i may get..

I have Vista 64 and when i try to move my icons on the desktop they all move back in a row when i click 'refresh' for the dekstop or when i reboot. Also i keep the setting for the size on Classic instead of Medium or Large, and when i reboot it reverts back to Medium size icons everytime, but if i click 'refresh' it keeps the CLassic size for them, only changed on reboot.

i did run Eset online scanner and it is finding nothing. i am completely puzzled by this and cannot figure out what to try next.

any help would be much appreciated..

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Right click a blank part of the desktop, go to "View" and remove the checkmark from "Auto arrange" and "Align to grid".

You can make icons larger or smaller by holding down CTRL while you move the mousewheel backwards and forwards.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

hi...

yes, i tried that and the icons will move and stay until i rt click and click refresh or reboot, the icons go right back in column. its almost like the align to grid is checked even though it isnt.

also, like i posted above, the icon size is changing on reboot, i always have it on Classic and for some reason it goes to Medium on reboot.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

Did you install any new software prior to this problem occurring?

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

no, nothing new at all. prior to this i was getting a svchost.exe not responding error. i figured i had a virus of sort. So i ran Eset online scanner, it did find a win64/sirefef W and win64/sirefef T, so i had it remove it.. When all was rebooted, i ran Combofix and it rebooted the machine and then finished.. When it finished my Icons where a bigger size and aligned in the left of screen, so i thought my display got reset and went into display and started changing resolutions,i got back onto my current and previous resolution (by checking it on a 2nd user on my PC) so im sure it is now the same as before. BUt, since then, im having the trouble stated.

Also, i created a 2nd Administrator account on this PC and went into the desktop and changed the size to classic and moved icons around and then clicked refresh, and it is totally fine on that account. Also i have a regular user account the is also fine and showing any of the problems that i have posted. So this seems to be specific to this account only..

again, thank u for your time and any help i appreciate.


forgot to add in > i did run Eset online scan again (as i originally posted, and it finds nothing)

Edited by custer, 12 May 2012 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

You can maybe try this utility: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

k, thank you.. any idea of what would cause this problem ?

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

Run this Rootkit scanner: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.aspx

This is because the virus you removed with the online scanner also incorporates a rootkit which might have escaped its attention.

Edited by Xircal, 12 May 2012 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:53 PM

k, thank you..
it did find Mal/fakeAvCn-B and Mal/Java-Gen-A however, i didnt remove them yet cause i figured i would post over in the malware removal forum just to make sure im taking the correct steps here...

i thank you for the help

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

Hello, please add the Sophos log to the Malware Removal topic.
We DO NOT remove Rootkits here in Vista,

Please also add a DDS log to this one.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic453480.html/page__p__2697526#entry2697526

Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic thanks.
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