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A few days ago, I downloaded a wallpaper from coolwallpapers.com (or something like that). Immediately thereafter, I begin being inundated with pop-ups and such. I ran SpyBot and Ad-Aware and, while they were able to get rid of a whole bunch of crap, they weren't able to stop the pop-ups. Today, I ran SpyBot and Ad-Aware again. They both said that they had things that they couldn't delete right away, but would delete as soon as I restarted the computer. I restarted, and my desktop was gone. The wallpaper was there, but no icons, and no toolbar. What do I do?



"He is the most overrated piece of crap in the league. He bitched and whined after he got his ass beaten in New England last year, so the NFL changed the rules. Then he got his ass beaten in New England again. Every year he's the top MVP candidate. Every year he's supposed to be the best. Every year he's going to carry the Colts to the Super Bowl. And every single year he goes to New England and gets his ass beaten. And his brother's a whiny little bitch." -A friend of mine, on Peyton Manning

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Could be some kind of browser hijacking. If you can run HijackThis! and then post the results on a computer message board for an expert to look at and tell you what to delete. I use this when Ad-aware and Spybot don't get the job done and I actually deleted what I suspect is spyware however this is a bit risky.

HijackThis download page (spywareinfo.com)

Messege board to post results but there are many others (techspot.com)

Never had what you're describing but this could work.



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Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and bring up task manager. From there, go to File and choose New Task (Run). Type in Explorer.exe and see if that brings up your desktop.

Explorer may just have crashed on the reboot. This happens sometimes.



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Thanks, Guru. Running Explorer fixed it.



"He is the most overrated piece of crap in the league. He bitched and whined after he got his ass beaten in New England last year, so the NFL changed the rules. Then he got his ass beaten in New England again. Every year he's the top MVP candidate. Every year he's supposed to be the best. Every year he's going to carry the Colts to the Super Bowl. And every single year he goes to New England and gets his ass beaten. And his brother's a whiny little bitch." -A friend of mine, on Peyton Manning

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