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Trojan Horses And Windows Picture/fax Viewer

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#1 slimJ


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:39 PM


I'm new to this forum so forgive me if the next few sentences are scrambled a bit!

I have recently had an attack from Trojan Horses while surfing. My AVG caught them, and after three scans I have apparently got rid of them. But..... It/they have messed up some of the in-built applications/programs of Windows. The main thing wrong is that Windows Picture and Fax viewer does not work, and my pc won't display thumbnails of pictures in any of the top three "view" options (Filmstrip, thumbnails, tiles). I have partly got around this by changing the default program for opening jpeg files to MS Office Picture Manager, but obviously this is not ideal. Can anyone help me?

I have used the Restore facility to take me back a few weeks, and that seems to have solved one other problem I had, namely that two of the five tab options under Properties for the desktop view were no longer available, including Desktop, resulting in me not having a picture on the desktop screen. That is now fixed, but the other problems remain. I have tried some Google searches for these three trojan horses but they lead me around in circles, or don't come up with anything. They are:


For reference, I also run Spybot and Adaware.

I would be really grateful if someone could unravel what's going on with my pc. It's a real pain not being able to view pictures easily.

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#2 Nerdful Things

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:58 PM

Just joined and nag screen said to post something.. Your post caught my eye.
I faintly remember a windows problem involving malware and thumbnails. There was some kind of security problem and I remember either a fix/patch/temporary workaround was to turn off thumbnail viewing. Maybe AVG does this for you. Maybe it has been fixed. Google it, search here etc.
Good luck.

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