Here are the removal methods for your extra Antivirus programs, and the start of some desktop repairs -Remove avast !
- Read the XP version and it should be simple -
Remove M.S.E. - Official Solution:
Microsoft has published a knowledgebase article for how to remove Microsoft Security Essentialshttp://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9748340
Click RUN and follow any given directions -
If you have problems then run this M/soft FixIt program http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9779673
Now Download and be sure to Update both of these scanners > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
and SuperantiSpyware Free
These are both Antimalware programs and are OK to use with your Antivirus program. Always select update
prior to scanning with eitther of thse tools
I did a registry cleaner and things went CRAZY
CCleaner should only be used to remove Temporary Files as it can upset some programs when used as a Registry Cleaner -
Often the Registry Cleaner section will cause this problem also, Just click the top box (Cleaner
) and not
the Registry Cleaner section -
Here are a few more options to start with. There are several other tools if this will not work -
Try this - Click Start > Control Panel > Appearence and Themes > Folder Options > View Tabs > In Advanced settings click Show Hidden Files and Folders > OK to exit
Next try How to see hidden files in Windows
If the problem is not solved > Show Desktop Icons feature:
1.Right-click the desktop.
2.Point to Arrange Icons By.
3.Click Show Desktop Icons.
1.Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
2.On the Desktop tab, click Customize Desktop.
3.Under Desktop icons, click to select the check boxes of the icons you want to view.
4.Click OK two times.