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By tllong ·
I have a customer with win98, different icons on the desktop multiply themselves on a reboot. I remove the extras and reboot and now I have multipuls of another or two. I'v looked for viruses that I know of, no luck??

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by dmiles In reply to win 98 (desktop)

It may be that the virus has attached itself to the MBR,run a full virus scan to be through and then run scan disk,to check for file errors.I cannot identify the virus you are having trouble with,but the anti virus software should find.Another will to be to look in wnidows explorer and look for any ,exe files that may be a virus.

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by Gargantuan Gary In reply to win 98 (desktop)

Actually with the recent madness with Windows Script Host, your might actually be facing a worm or more correctly a .vbs script that is replicating itself. You should try to do a search if there are any .vbs files and if you do find some unusual ones... better watch out... hmmmmm but I would suggest that you do a check via some of the online scanner too ... like housecall by Trend-Micro... might find something...

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by Mark A Wipfler In reply to win 98 (desktop)

Third party software and freeware can cause problems like this, even after they have been removed from the system. I've been there, I just format the drive and start over.

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by Thayer In reply to win 98 (desktop)

I have had wierd desktop problems before, related to profiles. If profiles are turned on check the following: If he/she is the only user, see if happens to someone new, if they are not the only user see if it happens to the other users, and then try to delete the profile from c:\windows\profiles\(username)

Hope that helps

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