Once I got all my dat file icons changed to IE ... that was due to a corrupted video download addon
I asked others if they have some better solution for this problem . Shortly they will reply
Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
It could be one of the following things:
1) Malware. So you need to scan regualarly with the resident AV and an on-demand scanner like MBAM.
2) A custom theme. That could be messing up the desktop icons.
3) A corrupted video driver. In that case, the driver should be updated/swapped.
4) A malfunctioning gfx card. Run diags on the card.
It may help to run a sfc scan, that'll fix any system file corruption.
Thanks. I scanned my computer with MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, AVG rescue CD, Bitdefender rescue CD, and Avira rescue CD.
Nothing found so far.
As far as custom themes, I don't know if my theme is really 'custom', since the only customization I can think of that has been made is that I have a wallpaper that is a picture I found online.
I will look video driver updates and try to run diagnostics on my graphics card.
I'm not sure about running the sfc scan though, just in case it might revert any changes I/my programs may have made to system files...I don't really know anything about this type of scan and after reading the warning on the page about it on this site, I'm a little weary about it, so I'd rather not.
I have some more information to give about the incident that occurred.
At the time that it this bug started, I was configuring the 'brightness' on my monitor. I did not originally relate this to the bug because;
1. I started pressing the buttons on my monitor right the display resumed from 'standby', so I'm not sure if the bug started before I started pressing the buttons or not.
2. I press those buttons regularly (I usually keep the brightness as low as it gets, but I turn it up when I watch videos) and this has never occurred before.
3. I was (and still am, to some degree) under the assumption that the monitor acts as a slave to the computer and can't change anything on the computer. It's not a USB monitor or whatever.
4. I recently downloaded a WMV file that seemed to have a virus in it.
But since you mentioned stuff about my graphics card and video driver and whatnot, I though maybe the fact that I was changing my brightness level right when the display turned on may have had something to do with this.
Do you think so?
Thank you both very much for your time.
Oh yeah, and if anyone knows of any reports of the same exact type of incident that happened with me, please let me know.