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All of my desktop icons have a different appearance....When I click on any of them I am asked to either go to the web or find a program from a list on my computer to find the one to open it....I can't even do a system restore to bring my desktop back to what it was at an earlier date....please help

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Yoy have a VIRUS I am sorry to say

It is a pretty common one and unless you are pretty competatnt at this type of work it does need to go to a pro.

HOWEVER there may be help at hand.

Go there and get a copy of the CD and burn it on a known CLEAN computer.

Set your bad computer to boot from CD and boot from that CD

Use each of the antivirus/abtispyware packages in tunr until you are done

ONLY USE THE CD until you are finished.

Once you are finished set your computer to boot as normal from the hard drive and you should be good to go.

Once you are booting normaslly use add/remove software to un-install any old antivirus software you had and install new. I do NOT repeat NOT reccomend NORTON or MCAFEE


Once you have decent antivirus installed make a back up of your important data for future reference.

Thats should be about all you need to do.

In addition to any anti virus may I also reccomend you get a copy of MBAM either the free or paid version as a suplement to any antivirus.

This will provide extra coverage in areas most anti virus does not cover.

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