The other issue is I installed a trial version of gdata total security, then I uninstalled it an installed kaspersky internet security. Well there's this icon from g-data on my desktop left over named "G Data Shredder"
This file is being evil... it won't let me rename it, drag it to the trash, delete it, when I right click it then click properties I get a box saying "Desktop- The properties for this item are not available"
When I drag it to another folder then try to delete it I notice it just makes a shortcut of itself.. I can delete the shortcuts but not the one on the desktop. I've tried removing invalid shortcuts using tuneup utilities, and fixing my registry, etc. I also did the checkdisk thing and told it to repair the errors it found. But this icon is still on my desktop.
I should also mention when gdata was installed this item had it's icon, but when I uninstalled gdata the icon changed from the gdata icon to just a normal folder icon.
I also suspect my computer might have a virus or something that has perhaps gotten past spybot and kaspersky. Reason is because sometimes I'm unable to visit websites that are up and running perfectly, and shockwave flash player sometimes crashes.. don't know if it's my browser or what.. I use Flock. I know everyone says to use google chrome.. I've been considering switching.
So if someone could please help me with the windows picture and fax viewer issue, evil icon that's decided to live on my desktop, and perhaps a good virus/rootkit check or whatever that'd be awesome! I do scan regularly, but it'd be great if someone could walk me through the steps to check for these things that often go undetected and whatnot. Thanks for your help. Sorry for posting 3 issues at once, I'll be patient.
Edited by hamluis, 08 March 2011 - 09:20 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.