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Hi people

as usual some of you might have seen this problem before.


i'm experiencing black desktop, no icons or taskbar

i can only use the computer via Taskamanager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete)


i have done the scan using many programs (adware,spyware,anti virus)

this happened yesterday after i downloaded a zip file from the net and clicked on it and nothings happen.

so i was bored and went on and scan my registry using REGISTRY MECHANIC and after scan i did compact the registry.

after compacted its restart and "BANG" Empty Destop

i tried to open my explorer.exe using run.

C:\Windows\explorer.exe
C:\Windows\explorer

the desktop and taskbar came back for a second and it's gone again.

i did try the system restore but nothings happen.

even in safe-mode there's no desktop still.


anyway i cant locate the explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe

in the

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplorer.exe




XP home edition


somebody please help
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HijackThis log removed.
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Hello,

'this happened yesterday after i downloaded a zip file from the net and clicked on it and nothings happen.'

I will take someone a bet that little file you downloaded, Is a virus/trojan etc

I would post this in the malware forum and see what the professionals can come up with :-)

And in the future, try not to download stuff from unknown websites if that was the case, even worse, if you have no idea what the file is, don't open it!!
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๊U need that file?

i actually deleted it but i went to download it again to scan but no result of virus or anything
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Yes, Please post a fresh hjt log in the malaware fourms because you do have some dirty stuff on your log.

Thanks,
Zak
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The above is the fresh one

anyway thanks so much for fast reply :whistling:
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When i go to any file and Right Click>Explore

the icon and taskbar will be back for a second and gone agian

and it says

"Windows cannot find '/e,/idlist,:900:1236,C:\Documents'. Make sure you typed the name correctly,and then try again. To search for a file, Start button, and then click Search"

the underline part(C:\Documents) can be change depends on what folder i click to explore
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Bump

Somebody help me please. :whistling:
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All I can say on this one is that I've seen it before. I don't know if it's a virus or spyware or what, but the system was heavily infested with nasties, so I'm assuming it's at least malware related. Time constraints were in place, so I attempted a repair install of XP which didn't work (the issue persisted.) So don't waste your time trying that. Sorry I can't help further.
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Hey Problem solved.

No need for formatt or Repair windows xp or what so ever..

what i did is i delete my theme(styleXP) and download Google Desktop and uninstall it

becoz i found that some ppl had experience same problem after download Google desktop, so that got me to a try.

anyway i'm not really sure if it's about the problem with the theme.

if any of you having the same problem do search on google and try everythings out.

Edited by likeplay, 04 July 2007 - 01:05 AM.

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Thanks for posting your solution! Just did some research on my own and it looks like that will do it in some cases. That machine I was working on was pretty far gone anyways so I'm glad that it was wiped, but this is great to know for future reference :whistling:
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hello likeiplay,

Glad you fixed your little problem but i would recommend that you post a fresh hjt log in the Malware forums >> http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html becuase in your last log you have some malware.

Zak
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The others are absolutely correct. Your computer is severely infected, and I sincerely hope you'll get help in our Malware Forum. I will post instructions to follow.

As a note: NO ONE is allowed to give ANY type of malware advice unless they are a staff member.....not even to determine whether they are infected or not.
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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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