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Windows 7: Desktop going crazy

16 Jun 2016   #1
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 
Desktop going crazy

For the second time this month, my desktop icons suddenly mushroomed in size and changed positions, dancing around and sometimes fleeing when I tried to drag a file into a folder icon. I right-clicked the desktop, selected View, and reset them to Medium size. But the next time I rebooted, that had become unchecked and the icons were huge again.

In some program, my mouse wheel controls sizing, so I tried that--it just set the icons dancing again.


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16 Jun 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Ok. You need to download an anti-malware program like MalwareBytes and scan your whole computer right away.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/
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17 Jun 2016   #3
Newmaven

win7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks. I already had Malwarebytes, so I let it scan over night. When I got back this AM, I had a BSOD with Error 9086. Haven't found anything on the Web yet that explains it.
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17 Jun 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: Icons resizing. I had that problem once before. It was due to a poorly written program that was installed. It ran on startup and was set to only work with displays of a certain screen resolution and it automatically changed screen resolution on every boot.

I don't remember the name of the program. Check startup entries via msconfig and compare them with your list of recently installed software. Maybe something will show up - although it's a long shot.
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