Win XP Home Edition, running IE7, all security updates current. Was running AVG 9.0 but uninstalled and am trying a 31 day free trial of Kaspersky Anti-Viral/Malware which likewise found system clean. Symptoms started with frozen cursor/mouse (corded USB; no issues in Device Manager; uninstalled drivers, reinstalled on reboot). Then desktop wallpaper began showing the white background with Restore Active Desktop warning every few minutes. The only solution that worked in order to place a new wallpaper design was going into Display and selecting a new Windows template for the background. Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, Spyware Blaster, WinPatrol, Spybot S & D, SuperAntispyware, and Combofix.exe can't find any malware. I ran an online Kaspersky scan and nothing was found. At this point the computer can work in SAFE Mode with Networking: the cursor/mouse never freezes. Needlesstosay, running a PC in SAFE mode stinks as there is limited functionality. Thank you in advance for assisting me in getting this computer back into normal operating mode.
Defragged, scan disk ran, and temporary files cleaned with TFC.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by amstuart, 08 March 2010 - 03:14 PM.