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Lost all desktop icons, though they all all there in desktop folder. Computer ran slow with mouse sticking. Switch of and on all icons gone. Look in processes and a file SWDSVC.exe is switching on and off and moving around through the processes list. Cannot remove it. Methinks it is a virus, can you help please.I am running Norton internet security but cannot use it as the icons have gone

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Greetings,
Yes, that was infected by computer virus, use different anti-virus that will remove the virus from your computer.
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