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Trouble restoring active desktop

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#1 j2pp


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:31 AM

Hello, Okay so the other day when I turned on my computer I discovered my active desktop was turned off,
when I click 'Restore Active Desktop' I get this message.

Posted Image

If the image is too small this is what it says:

Internet Explorer Script Error

An error has occurred with a script on this page

Error:Object doesn't support this action

Whether or not I choose to keep running scripts on the page,nothing changes.

btw I DO NOT use Internet Explorer.

What Is causing this? I saw somewhere else online that this might be caused
by a Trojan. Hopefully this Isn't the case. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#2 petewills


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:02 PM

Check to see if your computer is infected.

Download and run SuperAntiSpyware:


When installed on your computer,
on the SuperAntiSpyware Main Page,
you can also click on the link at the bottom:

"Find out what's running on your computer!"

You can send in unknown files for analysis by the SAS team;
you should get feedback if you supply an email address
and there's a problem file or files.

Also Download and run Malwarebytes:


It's always worth using more than one scanner.

#3 danjmilos


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:26 AM

Try this to restore Active Desktop: right click blank area of background, select properties, select Desktop, select Customize Desktop, select Web, in Web make sure Lock items to desktop is checked OK , OK and desktop should be restored if this does not work don't know what else to try.


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