Trojan Horse sirefef found.


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John

Microsoft Essentials found and removed the Trojan horse sirefef.P along with
several other variations. Apparently, it was picked up from a newsgroup
(woodworking) within the last 16 hours.
I now discover that every boot or reboot does not return my desktop icons to
the desired location or the appropriate size. Is this an indication of more
problems?

John
 
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Bruce Hagen

John said:
Microsoft Essentials found and removed the Trojan horse sirefef.P along
with several other variations. Apparently, it was picked up from a
newsgroup (woodworking) within the last 16 hours.
I now discover that every boot or reboot does not return my desktop
icons to the desired location or the appropriate size. Is this an
indication of more problems?

John


Download the free version of this tool. Check for updates first and then
run a full scan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

It can't hurt.
 
J

John

MS Essentials has cleaned the system. Since the initial install of WIN 7 Pro
several years ago, I have been able to maintain position and sizes of the
desktop icons. Now, icons appear to install in some pre-determined position
and size, completely different from their position on shut-down. This
problem has appeared many times in other forums, but I have not found a
clear solution. Why would this suddenly occur?

"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
John said:
Microsoft Essentials found and removed the Trojan horse sirefef.P along
with several other variations. Apparently, it was picked up from a
newsgroup (woodworking) within the last 16 hours.
I now discover that every boot or reboot does not return my desktop icons
to the desired location or the appropriate size. Is this an indication of
more problems?

John


Download the free version of this tool. Check for updates first and then
run a full scan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

It can't hurt.
 
Z

Zaidy036

Microsoft Essentials found and removed the Trojan horse sirefef.P along
with several other variations. Apparently, it was picked up from a
newsgroup (woodworking) within the last 16 hours.
I now discover that every boot or reboot does not return my desktop
icons to the desired location or the appropriate size. Is this an
indication of more problems?

John
Lots of free programs to do this. Google:
restore icon positions free
 
J

John

I avoid 2nd party software. I'm an old engineer who believes in fixing the
original problem and not making "patches". However I did investigate several
providers who claim their software is "the solution". Instead I did the
obvious thing.....I did a system restore. Problem solved.
Thanks for your help. John


"Zaidy036" wrote in message
Microsoft Essentials found and removed the Trojan horse sirefef.P along
with several other variations. Apparently, it was picked up from a
newsgroup (woodworking) within the last 16 hours.
I now discover that every boot or reboot does not return my desktop
icons to the desired location or the appropriate size. Is this an
indication of more problems?

John
Lots of free programs to do this. Google:
restore icon positions free
 
B

Bruce Hagen

John said:
MS Essentials has cleaned the system. Since the initial install of WIN 7
Pro several years ago, I have been able to maintain position and sizes
of the desktop icons. Now, icons appear to install in some
pre-determined position and size, completely different from their
position on shut-down. This problem has appeared many times in other
forums, but I have not found a clear solution. Why would this suddenly
occur?



A lot of people are having this icon issue. I don't myself. That said, if
you think that any security program can find and remove Malware as good as
Malware bytes, IMHO you are mistaken.

Since there are so many people with this problem, you might have to live
with it until the bug is found and fixed. Many have gone to this tool in
the meantime.

ICU Icon Configuration Utility
http://funk.eu/icu-icon-configuration-utility/

I've been using it for quite awhile on my laptop as a few icons get
relocated when I plug it into my TV. It's not the same bug, but a
resolution issue for me.
 
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J

John

There is no doubt in my mind that Malware bytes can FIND and REMOVE the
malicious software. MS Essentials completed the task FREE. Neither of the
tools are equipped to correct code that has already been altered by the
removed malware. A restore can.

John


"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
John said:
MS Essentials has cleaned the system. Since the initial install of WIN 7
Pro several years ago, I have been able to maintain position and sizes of
the desktop icons. Now, icons appear to install in some pre-determined
position and size, completely different from their position on shut-down.
This problem has appeared many times in other forums, but I have not found
a clear solution. Why would this suddenly occur?



A lot of people are having this icon issue. I don't myself. That said, if
you think that any security program can find and remove Malware as good as
Malware bytes, IMHO you are mistaken.

Since there are so many people with this problem, you might have to live
with it until the bug is found and fixed. Many have gone to this tool in
the meantime.

ICU Icon Configuration Utility
http://funk.eu/icu-icon-configuration-utility/

I've been using it for quite awhile on my laptop as a few icons get
relocated when I plug it into my TV. It's not the same bug, but a
resolution issue for me.
 

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