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Windows 7: Desktop Icon now deletable

14 Jun 2010   #1
jiminssy

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop Icon now deletable

I visited some website and not sure if it was add-on I had to install,
but since then the website icon appeared on my desktop along with the
internet explorer icon, both not shortcuts, and they are now not deletable.
There is no delete option in the right click menu and when I press Delete key
nothing happens. (usually a message would pop up to confirm the deletion)
I tried finding the website from software install/unintall in control panel,
but it's not there.

could anybody help me with this?

I check my email regularly, please email EMAIL REMOVED


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14 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

Important things first, makes sure it is not any type of virus or malware
Run your antivirus
Download and run malwarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

REMOVE YOUR EMAIL OR YOU WILL GET SPAM UNTIL YOU CANNOT STAND IT ANYMORE
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14 Jun 2010   #3
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome

Important things first, makes sure it is not any type of virus or malware
Run your antivirus
Download and run malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

REMOVE YOUR EMAIL OR YOU WILL GET SPAM UNTIL YOU CANNOT STAND IT ANYMORE
Excellent advice! One more thing to try is right click the desktop and select refresh. I sometimes run shell commands etc. and for some strange reason, the icon associated with the explorer window that is opened will appear on the desktop. Refreshing the desktop will make it disappear.
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14 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome

Important things first, makes sure it is not any type of virus or malware
Run your antivirus
Download and run malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

REMOVE YOUR EMAIL OR YOU WILL GET SPAM UNTIL YOU CANNOT STAND IT ANYMORE
Excellent advice! One more thing to try is right click the desktop and select refresh. I sometimes run shell commands etc. and for some strange reason, the icon associated with the explorer window that is opened will appear on the desktop. Refreshing the desktop will make it disappear.
And that is excellent advice, too.
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