Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
Try this. Right click on the desktop select View from the context menu and check show desktop icons.
Hi thanks - I did that, but it is already checked. All the other icons are showing. Doing what you said made them all disappear.
Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM
It should have shown you where it was before taking any action. Windows can always say something is a threat when really it isn`t. If it isn`t written by microsoft then of course it must be bad. LOL
You said you were running Malwarebytes and WINDOWS told you you had a threat. What do you mean by Windows ? MSEssentials ?
Sorry, I just know it was Windows because it had a Windows red alert box on the bottom right of the screen. I'm not sure if it was MSEssentials or not. Only that it was Windows own security.
MalwareBytes said I do not have any threat.
I have since reinstated the two shortcuts, but I was just concerned because disappearing icons has never happened before, and I wondered if I should do a system restore.
I can't think what else could have caused it.