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All my icons have become highlighted on desktop

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#1 abcd_1


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:33 AM


I received a mail from my friend(trusted source).

It was a ms word document. it had an exe file in it.

i copied the exe file and saved on desktop.

it asked a question like "allow active x ......(i forgot the rest of the portion)". i said "OK".

Then all my desktop icons automatically got highlighted and continued to remain so.

Please help me understand what could have caused the change in my pc.

How to remove this change(dehighlight the desktop icon).

Thanks and regards.

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#2 M...


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:52 AM

Hello abcd_1,

If you mean that the background of the icon's textual description is blue, then the following post may help:


However, if the following applies to your situation, the problem may be more serious. Read the entire thread:


#3 abcd_1

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:42 PM

Thank you so much.

The first link helped.

Personal thanks for solving my problem to both bleepingcomputer and the experts here.

Warm Regards.

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