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Windows 7: EXE Problem fixed, but what about my Icons?

24 Jun 2010   #1
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
EXE Problem fixed, but what about my Icons?

So I just had a minor panic attack. I hadthe EXE error, which I assumed was a virus. I changed my registry and rebooted my computer, and everything is running fine. My only issue now is I have BitTorrent symbols on 3/4s of my desktop and a bit of my toolbar. Is there any way to reset these?

Example: World of Warcraft is showing up as a BitTorrent symbol on a peice of paper. I would prefer not to have to delete my entire download just to get the symbol back. Is there a way to get this symbol to return to the "W"?

I have no back-up restore points.

Thanks much,

Tay




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24 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

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24 Jun 2010   #3
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It isn't exactly what I am looking for. They aren't system default icons, is the issue.
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24 Jun 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

maybe that's cause by virus.
and i saw that's just shortcut. if you trying to pin or send shortcut to the desktop.does the icon appear bitTorrent again?
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24 Jun 2010   #5
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Actually, right clicking and selecting properties on the icon, as it appears on the desktop, lets me change it back to it's original state. I never imagined that it would be that easy.

As far as athe virus, if there is one, I am running TrendMicro on a full system scan to find if there are any issues.
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24 Jun 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello tayschren, welcome to Seven Forums!



At the link below is another very good, free scanner, it would be a good idea to have a go at that one also.


Malwarebytes Free Virus Scanner
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24 Jun 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tayschren View Post
Actually, right clicking and selecting properties on the icon, as it appears on the desktop, lets me change it back to it's original state. I never imagined that it would be that easy.

As far as athe virus, if there is one, I am running TrendMicro on a full system scan to find if there are any issues.
that's seems like trojan.
but as bare post link..that's good software too for try it out.
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24 Jun 2010   #8
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I would just like to thank both of you guys for the help. I really hope it is not a trojan. This is a brand new laptop, and I would hate to system restore it. Especially since I dont have a windows 7 disk??? I have managd to restore most of my icons to their original state, but I ran into an issue with two, specifically.

Example:
AIM will show a symbol, but I get "Windows can't find the file %ProgramFiles%\AIM\aim.exe"

There is one more that has this problem, as well. But I can drag the correct symbols to my taskbar without issue.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Tay


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24 Jun 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

try to run first the software.
and let that scan your system.
and try to SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
to check your registry.
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24 Jun 2010   #10
tayschren

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Update:

Both antivirus software (TrendMicro and Malwarebytes') came up with no malicious files. TrendMicro found some cookies, but nothing important.
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