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Windows 7: Can I determine which process has put something on the desktop?

1 Week Ago   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

The desktop is managed by then explorer.exe and dwm.exe (Desktop Window Manager) processes. The code is contained in the process exe and the many DLLs they load. This is all very complex.

As to where the ad is ultimately pointing to, this is something the adware developers really don't want you to know and have devoted considerable effort to ensure you don't. There are many ways of doing this.

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6 Days Ago   #12

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)

Hi simonc8,

You said you ran various malware detection programmes. Which ones did you run?

Could you grab a screen shot of this ad that pops up that includes the link and attach in reply?
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