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My Icons Lost Their Marbles

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#1 BlueGrass


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Posted 19 December 2005 - 02:31 PM

Didn't know where to post this question so I'll try here. I have WinXP Home edition. Running Outpost Firewall Pro and CA
Anti Virus. I'm connected 24/7 with cable ISP. A week or so ago, I downloaded the GoodSol Solitaire game. This morning,
EVERY icon on my desktop brought up the GoodSol game. I sent an email to GoodSol asking if they had anything to do with
it, but haven't heard from them yet. I had to do a system restore to yesterday and reboot to solve the problem. Firewall log
did show two entries - Firefox - Out - Refused - www.goodsol.com. SpyBot and Ad-Aware showed nothing other than a few
tracking cookies. Any takers on this one?

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#2 acklan


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Posted 19 December 2005 - 02:48 PM

I would recommend you post a HJT log in the HJT Forum. Go o this link, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ , and follow the instructions to the letter. Once you have understood and followed the instruction POST a "NEW TOPIC" in the HJT Forum.
After you post you HJT log, do not reply to your own POST. The HJT Team looks for the Topics with 0 replies. If they see a reply they will assume you are being helpped. This will delay in you receiving the help you deserve.
Be patient. Every computer has unquie problems and once the HJT Team reviews your log it will develop a solution to address the problem of your computer.
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#3 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 03:14 PM

Just for fun I downloaded the free evaluation version of GoodSol Solitaire game and sent it to Virus Total for evaluation. Here is the result of their scanning:

Scan results
File: gdsol.exe
Date: 12/19/2005 21:09:20 (CET)
AntiVir found nothing
Avast 4.6.695.0/20051219 found nothing
AVG 718/20051215 found nothing
Avira found nothing
BitDefender 7.2/20051219 found nothing
CAT-QuickHeal 8.00/20051219 found nothing
ClamAV devel-20051108/20051219 found nothing
DrWeb 4.33/20051219 found nothing
eTrust-Iris found nothing
eTrust-Vet found nothing
Fortinet found nothing
F-Prot 3.16c/20051219 found nothing
Ikarus found nothing
Kaspersky found nothing
McAfee 4653/20051219 found nothing
NOD32v2 1.1328/20051219 found nothing
Norman 5.70.10/20051219 found nothing
Panda 8.02.00/20051219 found nothing
Sophos 4.01.0/20051219 found nothing
Symantec 8.0/20051219 found nothing
TheHacker found nothing
VBA32 3.10.5/20051219 found nothing

Now I don't know if the 'pay' version of the game is different than the evaluation version, I suppose it is possible. And just because this scan did not find anything, it does not mean it is clean either. I just thought it was interesting.

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#4 Animal


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Posted 19 December 2005 - 03:40 PM


I'm not sure this will help, but I think it's worth mentioning and trying. Take a look at this Microsoft KB article. It may or may not restore your icons back to their original look. However, it has worked for others here. Good luck, and if it doesn't work other members have added their thoughts.

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