Sure I did Mozilla the way you said, as I had done before the "disappearing act" first started two
years ago. Also running Mozilla on my newer Gateway, works fine.
On the older Toshiba with the problem, here's what happens when I double click the
Mozilla desktop icon: the "Mozilla" tab appears on the taskbar, and of course displays the
usual options when right-clicked (open, minimize, maximize, close), but Mozilla
just doesn't appear no matter what else I do. The only thing that happens normally is the appearance of
the Mozilla tab on the taskbar when I double click the desktop Mozilla icon, and the
disappearance of the Mozilla tab on the taskbar when I right click the tab and close.
The other infected desktop icons in question (a couple of normal folders with documents and the calvary hard drive icon) continue to open in the same way--tabs appear on the taskbar---but no window appears on the desktop, nothing for me to see or work on. The only way to see the contents of those is to go thru My Computer/C/
as you suggested.
I need to move some stuff from the old computer to the new one, and I sure don't
want this bug to follow. Best thing would be to get it out of the old one first, if that is possible,
then I could move the data in bulk.
Haven't run Mbam yet, will do so soon, but it never finds anything anyway.
Edited by chordguy, 18 May 2009 - 06:16 AM.