I am running WinXP pro on my pc. I have no desktop icons or taskbar. I can access programs through taskmanager (CTRL+ALT+DEL). I have been lurking in forums for days now and I cannot find a solution that will stick. I managed to fix the problem at one point but it didn't not stay because I had system restore set as off and also because I had SMSSU.EXE and Tmntsrv32.EXE (trojans or something) running and i have been trying to get rid of these programs.
SO. Last night I managed to get the desktop back by running Shellfix.reg found at
This morning I followed the instructions at http://www.techspot....topic17297.html to remove the trojans on my computer. After I managed to fix the viruses, the desktop disappeared again. I am a tech newbie and don't really know what to do. Shellfix.reg doesn't work anymore... for some reason when i run ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/anti-virus/tools/shellfix.reg from taskmanager it says it cannot be found. I sent Shellfix.reg to my computer through msn and put it in my registry but for some reason it hasn't had any effect. No desktop appears in safe mode either. Please... any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance if anybody has any info?