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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 05:58 AM

I signed into my PC this morning to find that I had to double click my desktop shortcuts instead of my usual single click. I then found that my folders in My Computer had been changed from thumbnails to icons. I checked my daily scan results on AVG Antivirus but it was clean. I then opened Spyware Blaster and instead of it opening, Office 2000 tried to reinstall. I closed the Office 2000 installation and Spyware Blaster appeared but there were two unprotected entries in the restricted sites part. I scrolled down and found that they were called:

Coolwebsearch-----2749 ----------Accesskeygenerator.com
Coolwebsearch-----2750-----------Activexvideosoft.com

I ticked both boxes and then updated it, I then ran a scan with Ad-Aware which found one tracking cookie which I deleted. I then came here and did a search on Coolweb and found the links to CWShredder both the old and new ones I did a scan with both and both reported my machine as clean from infection. I have double clicked on all my desktop shortcuts and they all work as they should except for Spyware Blaster which opens but the istallation box for Office 2000 which I already have installed on my PC opens up in the middle of it.As soon as i click cancel, Spyware Blaster opens normally. Can anyone tell me why this is happening and where is it I go to reset my one click option which I prefer?.Thanks in advance.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:49 AM

Have you tried using System Restore to return to a previous state before your problems began?
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for the reply quietman7. No I didn't think that neccessary at this point. I got rid of the glitch or whatever it was with Spyware Blaster by clicking on the various links to Office 2000 opening them and then exiting and when I then clicked on Spyware Blaster it opens now without the interuption by the Office program installer. I found the box to change back to one click in "Appearances and Themes" in Control Panel. Earlier this afternoon I did a scan with AVG Antispyware which again found nothing. When I applied the one click option all my folders reverted to thumbnail again. I haven't noticed any other problems so far but I would like to know what could have caused this to happen.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.




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