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By davidm ·
Has anyone had a problem with desktop icons jumping around

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by Ann777 In reply to jumping icons

you may have a virus... see

w32.magistr.24876@mm.html">http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.magistr.24876@mm.html

about 3/4 of the way down.

If the computer has been infected for two months, then on odd days the desktop icons are repositioned whenever the mouse pointer approaches, giving the impression that the icons are "running away" from the mouse:

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by davidm In reply to jumping icons

Thanks Anna but they move on even days too,
and I did a search for the virus and do not show any

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by dmiles In reply to jumping icons

Delete or Rename the shelliconcache file

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by pierrejamme In reply to jumping icons

Tweak UI, may work also. It has a "Repair Icons" program that has helped me. You should be able to find it at download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-888956.html - 9k or www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/

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by zlitocook In reply to jumping icons

The virus answer is your best bet. But there is also joke software out there that does the same thing. As always back up, clean your system and update your virus dat files! w32.magistr virus did all kinds of strange stuff to computer systems. God I hate the virus writers they only help the people who make virus detection software.

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