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Desktop icons My desktop icons are flashing when i turn on my p.c. I can access the internet via the windows task manager tool but if I try to access any other files on my desktop they dissapear and I have to start from scratch again which is very frustrating because I lose all inputted data. I think my children may have pressed some button by accident. Can you help-Iam on windows XP by the way

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You have a virus. Do the following:
Download and run VundoFix -- http://vundofix.atribune.org/
Turn off System Restore (to remove potential infected restore points)
Restart PC.
Turn on System Restore
Download and run Ad-Aware 2008 Personal to find/remove any other nasties that might be out there.
Make certain your Anti-virus software is good and up-to-date.

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