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After turning on the computer, nothing happens.

I do not have icons. When I press ctrl alt del it takes me to the task manager. But again nothing happens.

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Hi there
Get the task manager window up again, at the top left you will see "file" click on that and select "new task" in the box type explorer and click ok, this should bring all the desktop items up again.

Good luck and post back with the results

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Hi Becky,

It sounds like you may have something suspicious going on in the background. As a start I would recommend downloading MalWareBytes AntiMalware (here)

Install the software, at the end of the installation it will ask you if you want to update and run the program. I would advise doing both and letting it preform a quick scan when it starts up.

Give that a shot, if you notice the program found a lot of suspicious entries, remove them and reboot..

Best of luck!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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