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Windows 7: Messed up icons on desktop

28 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Messed up icons on desktop

Hello users,
I bought a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 2 years ago and icons on the desktop are changing. What I mean is that, say for example, if I have a PDF on my desktop, it will show a thumbnail of the PDF and the Adobe logo in the bottom right corner. The Adobe logo changed to a different logo. This also happened with every file, PowerPoint icons on the bottom of thumbnails changing to Windows Defender icons.

I have had an outdated Sophos running on it since I got it as well ad Windows Defender, then 2 years later I bought a Norton disc and that's up-to-date right now. None of the antivirus programs have detected anything.

Could you guys please tell me if there is any viruses that do anything like what I am experiencing, because I feel uncomfortable knowing that there might be a virus on my computer.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello techhead287,

Could you post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help ID the issue?

For now, you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.

Hope this helps for now,
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