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#76
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a malware infection, when cleaned, removed a registry setting, perhaps, or while writing to the registry and system burp occured and the setting was mangled.

You want to blow your mind, download regmon
http://www.sysintern...ies/Regmon.html

and start it, then watch all the registry writes your computer is doing in the background while you're working or even doing nothing. Despite windows ease of use, the amount of the crap going on in the background is mindnumbing
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okay, so it said that it "Cannot import C:/HKCU.reg: error accessing the registry" I figure that's just the issue you mentioned... since a bunch of stuff changed... like my AGfree acts like it did for the other accounts [something about not being able to configure e-mail] the most used proragrams list reset.... but guess what? STILL no change in the desktop....

interesting...
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Yeah, but I did that. And it didn't work the same. Prolly cause my box is shackled down pretty tight. I just stumped me for a sec. Ultimatley it's inconsequential.

Yeah, it is mindnumbing. That's how I got where I am today :tazz:
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dvm,

please open regedit

navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

choose export, export it as policies, call it pol.reg, then zip it up and attach it to a new post
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I wouldn't bother zipping... it's empty... so it's a really tiny file anyway, but I guess the boards don't like .reg... hehe

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also, did you do this:

Right click on desktop. Click down to Properties, then open the Desktop tab. Click on the Customize Desktop button, then open the Web tab. Delete everything in the Web Pages box except, My Current Home Page. Press OK, then Apply, and OK again.
Restart
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tried it multiple times.... but I'll give it one more go
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almost empty....

download the following, extract, run fixreg1.reg, agree to merge, then fixreg2.reg, and agree to merge...log off then log back on.

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alright giving it a restart for good measure, I'll let you know on the return.
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sweet beautiful hotness! That is downright sexy right now.....

If you didn't already get the point... that worked! I'm so fricken psyched....

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who helped out with this... I'm sure there
are others watching who share their gattitude.
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great news! Glad to be of help

And thanks, now I know what to look out for:

It was this setting

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"ForceActiveDesktopOn"=dword:00000001

the reg file I made deleted it...it was turning activedesktop on even though you were turning it off.
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fwiw, add spysheriff to the rogue spyware list

http://www.spywarewa...nti-spyware.htm
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Sweet, way to go gerryf.
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Sweet, way to go gerryf.

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even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while :tazz:
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nice 1 gerry
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