Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Doubling icons, non functioning right click, displ


  • Please log in to reply

#1
alainb1

alainb1

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Windows 2000 Professional - Same problem as cicciolo after a particularly nasty attack of "spyware ad" I have Symantec AntiVirus, PopUp Stopper, SureClean Professional as well as Webroot Spy Sweeper. System seems clean, but after Spy Sweepers "Restoring defaults" prompt everything went in the crapper. Have not lost anything, but it's making me very nervous.

Right click doesn't work on desktop, can't change Background display setting [shows "desktop" as picture] and any icons put on desktop double up. If I put the icons in a folder the duplicates vanish.

Suggestions
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
cicciollo

cicciollo

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
for the right click and the desktop thera are two keys in the registry:
look for noviewcontextmenu and set it to 0 and the other one i cannot remember.
anyway follows those instructions to remove the malaware alex problem

if i remember the second key to modify i'll post.

For doubling icons i have still this problem


cicciollo
  • 0

#3
francosax

francosax

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hi,
After removal of all spyware, I have found this procedure and my computer seems to work fine.
I have a win2000 machine, with the same problem of doubling icons and no functioning rigth clik.

Try this:

search and replace in all registry :

NoViewContextMenu = 0 (from 1 to 0)
NoActiveDesktop = 1 (from 0 to 1)
ClassicShell = 1

Wallpaper =
ConvertedWallpaper =
OriginalWallpaper =
CoolSwitch = 0
CoolSwitchColumns = 0
CoolSwitchRows = 0
WallpaperStyle = 0

ForegroundFlashCount=0
ForegroundLockTimeout=0

and finally in

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop

you must set ALL key to 0

:tazz:

get right!

for me is all ok...

Franco
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP