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Desktop folder redirected to "Cookies\Desktop"

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#1 Michael Cohen (mjc)

Michael Cohen (mjc)

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 04:56 PM

I encountered this last night, something had changed HCKU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders key "Desktop" value to \Users\USERNAME\Cookies\Desktop from \Users\USERNAME\Cookies\Desktop.

The end result is that the desktop was moved to said folder, I had to change it back and restart explorer.exe to restore it.
It didn't change for the other user on the machine. HijackThis, superantispyware, avg, and malwarebytes came up clean. I tried a sfc /scannow and it found no issues.

This is a Windows 7 x64 install, with UAC enabled. Am I infected? I don't browse the web much on this machine, only used for gaming and occasionally PuTTY, EmacsW32 if I don't want to reboot into OSX. If it's not an infection, I'm not sure what exactly is going on. I really don't even use windows explorer much, save perhaps windows key -> type what I want to open -> enter, so I don't think I dragged anything and 'mv' in cygwin wouldn't mess with the registry, just move the directory, if I had a typo somewhere... Thanks!

Edited by Michael Cohen (mjc), 04 April 2010 - 04:56 PM.

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