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Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP

Q: Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP

Upon Windows XP start up only my wallpaper shows There are no icons no task bar no start menu nothing just a blank screen other than my wallpaper When use control alt delete I am able to pull up the task manager However when I start a new task called explorer exe this does not bring up my taskbar or icons although I do see the taskbar flash visibly for half a second then disappear I tried this solution Just to let everyone know While surfing through the internet I found someone who solved this problem and has a way to fix it There are registry keys in the registry that are causing the problem It affects the explorer exe and iexplorer exe files This is the key that needs to be deleted HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Image File Execution Options explorer exeHKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Image File Execution in missing XP Windows Icons Taskbar and Options Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP iexplorer exeOnce these keys are deleted the desktop and internet explorer should come back to life I have gone to the registry and looked for quot explorer Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP exe quot and quot iexplorer exe quot in the place specified and found Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP neither of those keys I also tried this fix Go to regedit and set HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon quot Shell quot quot explorer exe quot but the value of the shell already contained quot explorer exe quot I received a message earlier that some files that Windows needs to run were missing damaged so I ran the repair install from my windows xp home CD I have also downloaded and installed several virus programs and run them They did find a delete several viruses and trojans but I still have the same problem This virus is also blocking some of the major antivirus antispyware websites I have been visiting however I have been able to download them via download com since that website does not seem to be blocked When I do install several of the antivirus applications the virus does not allow me to download updated definition files I downloaded HijackThis but whenever I tried to open it and install it after download I'll click HJTInstall exe and it will come up asking me if I would like to run it When I click quot Run quot the window goes away and nothing happens I assume the trojan recognizes the name of this program After downloading HJTInstall exe I went into the Task Manager and started a new task then clicked Browse I went to the desktop where my HijackThis installer was located I then changed the name from HJTInstall exe to some nonsense word like hlep exe Then I was able to run the installer and start HijackThis As an extra precaution I also changed the name of the folder directory in which it installed Example C Program Files hlep instead of C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThisI was able to generate a logfile but could not figure out how to get it off this computer I tried Yahoo mail Gmail yahoo briefcase google docs blogs and my local network -- all different attempts to move the HijackThis log onto another computer but none of them worked I also tried the following solution Microsoft TechNet Forums - vundo trojanhttp social technet microsoft com forums - f f d Hello If you are experiencing the problems named in the topic thread you may be losing your patience and mind by now I picked up this trojan days ago and it has taken me one re-install and that long to fix it Forget the advice from symantec and microsoft - the vundo removers do not work The answer is to install and run 'superantispyware' - this spotted vundo varients immediately removed them and all if working fine I was able to download and install SuperAntiSpyware and manually update the definitions file but I still have the same problem I did delete a file called shmgrate exe from Windows System This file was listed on a Norton webpage as part of the Backdoor Gaster worm The Norton site also stated Adds the value quot Shmgrate exe quot quot Sysdir ibot exe quot to the registry key HKEY CURRENT USER SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Runbut I did not see this registry key when I ran regedit Finally I discovered this forum and it seems that it might allow me to post my logfile here Thank you in advance DDS Version - 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A: Icons and Taskbar missing in Windows XP

I don't seem to be able to upload and attach the Attach.txt file, although I do have it available if necessary.

OH! I think it worked this time!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/190834/icons-and-taskbar-missing-in-windows-xp/
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A:Taskbar has changed, icons missing and windows missing

I would try to do a system restore. Steps to perform that are found HERE

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/391036/taskbar-has-changed-icons-missing-and-windows-missing/
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Hello I am posting by using an friend s PC At startup my PC sometimes doesn t display any Icons and the taskbar is absent Desktop and Taskbar XP Windows Icons missing Also Right-Click doesn t work Usually by restarting my PC a few times it works Unfortunately today i restarted it around times Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing and its still the same problem Don t worry I have enough brain to google my situation But unfortunately none of the solutions worked for me This is what I tried and none of them works Open up Task Manager- gt Process Tab- gt select explorer exe - gt End Process- gt File- gt New Task- gt explorer exe Enter Safe Mode and use the Windows System Restore to an older date Note The desktop Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing here and Taskbar works fine in Safe Mode But since Safe Mode is limited I doesn t help me to use it Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing as default duh Create a new User for the PC Note Desktop icons and Taskbar doesn t show up This doesn t work because it gets stuck at adding some preferences when starting It just gets stuck to an non responding state And if I end the application explorer exe shuts down too Also if I open up explorer exe this application comes and gets stuck again Copy and Paste explorer exe into the WINDOWS folder then rename it into explorer exe- gt new task on the Task Manager- gt regedit exe- gt after some paths edit the Shell thing from Explorer exe to Explorer exe quot option Note the explorer exe process is changed to explorer exe but it has the same effect Copy the explorer exe file from another PC and use it to the broken PC Additional Notes to my problem a I cannot open any folder using commands My Computer WINDOWS folder etc This will just bring another explorer exe next to the other one then nothing happens b I can open an browser but it says that I don t have internet for some reason c Control Panel doesn t open using the command Control exe but its features Add Remove Programs System Properties etc work fine by opening using commands d I repeat this is an old problem but restarting the PC a few times fixed it This is an urgent problem I need the PC fixed as soon as possible I would prefer to not format my PC So are there any other solutions beside this Thank you for your time reading OS I m using Windows XP Home Edition SP P S I am not an native English speaker so please excuse my bad grammar nbsp

A:Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing

Try Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar.

Download the .vbs file and save it to your hard drive.

Double-click the .vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

Restart the computer.

Hope it helps.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-desktop-icons-and-taskbar-missing.1058260/
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Hi all
(I'm italian, excuse me for my bad english).
I have a pc with windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I have a problem with some icons on taskbar: sometimes some applications are displaying the wrong icons, sometimes, as you can see (screenshot), I don't see some icons: sometimes a few are missing (this time I have 8 icons of about 20!).

If I restart my pc, some icons return, but many still missing or are wrong!


So I launched this tool from microsof (I think it rebuilt icon cache, but I'm not sure): In Windows le icone vengono modificate in modo non corretto
but it doesnt' fix the problem, see this screenshot after using this tool from microsoft:

now as you can see some applications are displaying the wrong icons and 2 icons are still missing ...is there any fix for this problem? thanks!!

Vittorio.

A:problem with icons on taskbar (wrong icons or missing icons)

perhaps the fixit from microsoft may help...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

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A:MISSING TASKBAR ICONS

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Apologies, I was not looking what I was doing and should have put this in the Win XP forum. Mods please move.

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A:Missing Icons in Taskbar

Originally Posted by Merlin1944


According to all I have read there should be a Properties Icon shown when you right click a blank area of the Taskbar in W10. There should also be a Task View icon to the right of the Start icon. I have neither of these. If I right click the Taskbar (blank area) I get 4 options: 1. Show app icons. 2. Show all notification icons. 3. Show touch keyboard button. 4. Show language switcher. That's it but no Properties. Any help offers?



Sounds like you're in 'Tablet Mode'.

Tablet Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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A:Missing taskbar icons

jnabney, Go to the link below and under the letter "N" scroll down to "Notification Area - Icons Disappearing" where you'll find several possible solutions.

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A:Missing Taskbar and Icons

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A:Missing App Icons on Taskbar

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A:Solved: Icons missing on Taskbar

The following that I copied from Kelley's Korner should help you.
Icons - Notification Area

Windows XP provides a number of options for customizing what Microsoft has decided to call the "Notification Area" of your Taskbar (the area that displays the clock and a number of icons). By default, Windows XP hides any inactive icons here. But if you prefer, you can choose to hide (or show) individual icons all the time.

For example, suppose you want to keep the Volume and Synchronization Manager icons out of site, regardless of how often you use them. Right click a blank area of the Taskbar and select Properties. Under Notification area, click Customize. Alternatively, Right click a blank area of the Notifications Area and select Customize Notifications.

One at a time, select the Volume and Synchronization Manager icons, then Right click the down arrow next to it and select Always hide (in the same way, you could select any icon and choose the "Always show" option). Click OK twice, and now, an arrow appears on the edge of the Notifications Area. Click it to display the hidden icons.

Icons - Notification Area - Chevron Missing

For some users, setting the very first icon to Always Hide, restores the arrow.

Icons - Notification Area - Missing

Three methods/workarounds: Log off and Log back on, password protect your account or...

Right click My Computer/Manage. Expand Services and Applications then Click on Services. A list of services appears in the right column. Scroll down to the SSDP and uPnP Service. Right click each, choose properties. Change the text next to "Startup type:" to Disabled.

Or if you are running XP SP1 uninstall UPnP from Add/Remove Windows Components.

Hide or Show Inactive Icons in the Notification Area (Line 53)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Remove Past Items From the Notification Area (Line 53)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Once done, Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer.exe, and then click End Process. In Task Manager, click File, click New Task, type explorer, and then click OK.

After you have all icons in place, run this edit:

Save Settings on Exit (Line 54)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Vicks
 

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I would be more curious as to exactly what services you disabled. Nothing in startup should prevent proper boot.
Did you check their dependencies before deactivating them?
Sometimes even we more knowledgeable folks get in a rush and forget to do the simple things.

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Hello Santiface and welcome to TSF.

Press CTRL + ALT + DEL and select Task Manager. Click File > New Task then type explorer.exe and click OK. This should bring back your desktop icons and taskbar.

Next follow the instructions at http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/new-instructions-read-this-before-posting-for-malware-removal-help-305963.html

Post the requested logs in a reply here.

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When you installed the programs was the account for your daughter allready there? Best thing to do would be to re-install all..

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Well, I don't understand it, but everything seems better now...

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Hi guys I am pretty sure I have a taskbar files up missing, looks gone, Start icons are some are different! virus on my computer First off my computer is a dell laptop with windows bit OS My start up files are gone Some of my icons on my desktop are gone My taskbar looks different I can t open firefox it tells me that it is already running but not responding I keep getting redirected when I google stuff I have tried Malwarebytes SuperAntiSpyware Hitman pro and Dr s web cureit These don t seem to fix my proble however they did detect multiple stuff The virus is preventing me from enabling my firewall It Start up files are gone, some icons are missing, taskbar looks different! says something about an error I am out of options and don t know what to do now Please help DDS LOG DDS Ver - - - NTFSAMD Internet Explorer BrowserJavaVersion Run by Meng Lo at on - - Microsoft Windows Home Premium GMT - SP Windows Defender Disabled Outdated D DDC A- F- fae- E -DA C ACF Running Processes C Windows system wininit exe C Windows system lsm exe C Windows system svchost exe -k DcomLaunch C Windows system nvvsvc exe C Windows system svchost exe -k RPCSS C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted C Windows system svchost exe -k netsvcs C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalService C Windows system svchost exe -k NetworkService C Windows system WLANExt exe C Windows system conhost exe C Windows System spoolsv exe C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation Display NvXDSync exe C Windows system nvvsvc exe C Program Files x Common Files Adobe ARM armsvc exe C Program Files Realtek Audio HDA AERTSr exe C Program Files x Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support AppleMobileDeviceService exe C Program Files Bonjour mDNSResponder exe C Windows System svchost exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork C Program Files Intel WiFi bin EvtEng exe C Program Files Common Files Intel WirelessCommon RegSrvc exe C Program Files x Microsoft Application Virtualization Client sftvsa exe C Program Files x NVIDIA Corporation D Vision nvSCPAPISvr exe C Windows system svchost exe -k imgsvc C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WLIDSVC EXE C Program Files x Yahoo SoftwareUpdate YahooAUService exe C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WLIDSvcM exe C Program Files x Microsoft Application Virtualization Client sftlist exe C Windows system wbem unsecapp exe C Windows system wbem wmiprvse exe C Program Files x Common Files Microsoft Shared Virtualization Handler CVHSVC EXE C Windows system taskhost exe C Windows system Dwm exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C Program Files Realtek Audio HDA RtkNGUI exe C Program Files Realtek Audio HDA RAVBg exe C Windows System igfxtray exe C Windows System hkcmd exe C Windows System igfxpers exe C Program Files x STMicroelectronics AccelerometerP FF Protection exe C Program Files Common Files Intel WirelessCommon iFrmewrk exe C Program Files Dell QuickSet quickset exe C Program Files x CrossriderWebApps Crossrider exe C Program Files x DivX DivX Update DivXUpdate exe C Program Files x iTunes iTunesHelper exe C Windows system wbem unsecapp exe C Windows system SearchIndexer exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPHelper exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C Windows system svchost exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation C Program Files Windows Media Player wmpnetwk exe C Program Files x Internet Explorer iexplore exe C Program Files x Intel Intel reg Management Engine Components LMS LMS exe C Program Files x Nero Update NASvc exe C Program Files x NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Updatus daemonu exe C Windows system sppsvc exe C Program Files x Intel Intel reg Management Engine Components UNS UNS exe C Windows system SearchProtocolHost exe C Windows explorer exe C Windows system SearchProtocolHost exe C Windows system SearchFilterHost exe C Windows system DllHost exe C Windows system DllHost exe C Windows SysWOW cmd exe C Wi... Read more

A:Start up files are gone, some icons are missing, taskbar looks different!

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster. NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of hartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer. NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.Security CheckDownload Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you. Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer"information and logs"In your next post I need the following
Log from Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have had
How is the computer doing now?Gringo

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All desktop and taskbar icons are missing and related icons under Start menu Upon activating any program browser CPU pins at Have and CPU Missing Icons Taskbar Desktop Slow run Eset and quarantined the following but did not really affect symptoms C System Volume Information restore B -D - ACE- -F RP A exe a Missing Desktop and Taskbar Icons Slow CPU variant of Win InstallCore D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined C System Volume Information restore B -D - ACE- -F RP A exe a variant of Win InstallCore D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined Malwarebytes and Spybot find nothing A few unusual entries in Hijack log Tried to fix O Protocol Defaults but cannot remove Thanks Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at AM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Safe mode with network support Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox plugin-container exe C PROGRA WINZIP wzqkpick exe C WINDOWS system taskmgr exe C Program Files Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam exe C Program Files Trend Micro HiJackThis HiJackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Missing Desktop and Taskbar Icons Slow CPU Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http Missing Desktop and Taskbar Icons Slow CPU go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName R - Default URLSearchHook is missing O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO AcroIEHelperStub - DF C-E AD- -A -FA C EBDC - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelperShim dll O - BHO Symantec NCO BHO - ADB E- AFF- - AA - DAC DFA - C Program Files Norton Security Suite Engine coIEPlg dll O - BHO Symantec Intrusion Prevention - D EC - AAE- -AEEE-F F C - C Program Files Norton Security Suite Engine IPS IPSBHO DLL O - BHO Java Plug-In SSV Helper - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - AE CD -E - f- - EE - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Acrobat AcroIEFavClient dll O - BHO Java Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files Java jre bin jp ssv dll O - BHO JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - E E F - CE- C -BC -EABFE F C - C Program Files Java jre lib deploy jqs ie jqs plugin dll O - Toolbar Adobe PDF - -D C - - FA - E EAAC - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Acrobat AcroIEFavClient dll O - Toolbar Norton Toolbar - FEBEFE - B - - D -FFB D B CA - C Program Files Norton Security Suite Engine coIEPlg dll O - HKLM Run TrueImageMonitor exe C Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TrueImageMonitor exe O - HKLM Run AcronisTimounterMonitor C Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TimounterMonitor exe O - HKLM Run Acronis Scheduler Service quot C Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedhlp exe quot O - HKLM Run nmctxth quot C Program Files Common Files Pure Networks Shared Platform nmctxth exe quot O - HKLM Run IntelliPoint quot c Program Files Microsoft IntelliPoint ipoint exe quot O - HKLM Run Adobe ARM quot C Program Files Common Files Adobe ARM AdobeARM exe quot O - HKLM Run PWRISOVM EXE C Program Files PowerISO PWRISOVM EXE O - HKLM Run B B- - - F -CD E D E A quot C Program Files Mediafour MacDrive MacDrive exe quot O - HKLM Run MDGetStarted exe quot C Program Files Mediafour MacDrive MDGetStarted exe quot auto O - HKLM Run Acrobat Assistant quot C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Distillr Acrotray exe quot O... Read more

A:Missing Desktop and Taskbar Icons Slow CPU

UPDATE 4/24/12 HijackThis log, DDS, attach.zip, GMER.txt

"All desktop and taskbar icons are missing, and related icons under Start menu. Upon activating any program / browser CPU pins at 100%. Have run Eset and quarantined the following but did not really affect symptoms.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6B968584-D163-4ACE-9809-F35856664052}\RP102\A0039793.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6B968584-D163-4ACE-9809-F35856664052}\RP97\A0037122.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
Malwarebytes and Spybot find nothing. A few unusual entries in Hijack log. Tried to fix O15 Protocol Defaults but cannot remove. Thanks"....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:44:07 PM, on 4/24/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec NCO BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\5.2.0.13\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\5.2.0.13\IPS\IPSBHO.DLL
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrueImageMonitor.exe] C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcronisTimounterMonitor] C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis Scheduler2 Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\.... Read more

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I m not sure desktop icons Missing taskbar (explorer.exe?) and if I m supposed to add to a thread with the same subject or make my own but here it goes Basically my taskbar and desktop will not show this started happening after I downloaded a certain spyware remover after getting hard to remove spyware but I don t remember what its name was Here s my HijackThis file Thanks in advance Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Missing taskbar and desktop icons (explorer.exe?) Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system Ati evxx exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system Ati evxx exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe c windows system rqiboh exe C Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedul exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast aswUpdSv exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashServ exe C WINDOWS system CTsvcCDA EXE C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared VS Debug mdm exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS system ZoneLabs vsmon exe C WINDOWS system MsPMSPSv exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashMaiSv exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashWebSv exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Documents and Settings ELVIN Desktop HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Bar http cgi verizon net bookmarks bmredir asp region all amp bw dsl amp cd amp bm ho search R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Bar http cgi verizon net bookmarks bmredir asp region all amp bw dsl amp cd amp bm ho search R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Connection Wizard ShellNext http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Window Title Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride F - REG system ini Shell Explorer exe C WINDOWS Nail exe O - BHO HelperObject Class - C D-C - C - -FCE AD C - C Program Files TechSmith SnagIt SnagItBHO dll O - BHO Yahoo Companion BHO - D -C F - efb- B - ECA - C PROGRA Yahoo COMPAN Installs cpn ycomp dll file missing O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Reader ActiveX AcroIEHelper ocx O - BHO Verizon Broadband Toolbar - E BD F- B D- E-D FC-E AF D FA D - C WINDOWS DOWNLO vzbb dll O - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dll O - BHO no name - C B A - DB - A -A CB-D BBFEB - no file O - Toolbar amp Yahoo Companion - EF BD -C FB- D - F- D F - C PROGRA Yahoo COMPAN Installs cpn ycomp dll file missing O - Toolbar SnagIt - FF E -ABDE- EB-B E-D AAB CABE - C Program Files TechSmith SnagIt SnagItIEAddin dll O - Toolbar Verizon Broadband Toolbar - E BD F- B D- E-D FC-E AF D FA D - C WINDOWS DOWNLO vzbb dll O - HKLM Run LVCOMS C Program Files Common Files Logitech QCDriver LVCOMS EXE O - HKLM Run gcasServ quot C Program Files Microsoft AntiSpyware gcasServ exe quot O - HKLM Run NeroFilterCheck C WINDOWS system NeroCheck exe O - HKLM Run dvd C Program Files dvd dvd tray exe O - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottime O - HKLM Run Acronis True Image Monitor quot C Program Files Acronis TrueImage TrueImageMonitor exe quot O - HKLM Run Acronis Scheduler Service quot C Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedhlp exe quot O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe O - HKLM Run Motive SmartBridge C PROGRA VERIZO HELPSU SMARTB MotiveSB exe O - HKLM Run iTunesHelper quot C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe quot O - HKLM Run eDonkey quot E Program Files eDonkey edonkey exe quot -t O - HKLM Run Zone Labs Client C Program Files Zone Labs ZoneAlarm zlclient exe O - HKLM Run Microsoft Works Update Detection C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Works Shared WkUFind exe O - HKLM R... Read more

A:Missing taskbar and desktop icons (explorer.exe?)

Hi twmrb, welcome to TSG. Your use of file sharing applications is just asking for trouble.

Download Killbox and save it to your desktop.

http://www.downloads.subratam.org/KillBox.exe

Okay, now click Start > Run > and type in:

services.msc

Click OK.

In the services window find System Startup Service (SvcProc). Right click and choose "Properties". On the "General" tab under "Service Status" click the "Stop" button to stop the service. Beside "Startup Type" in the dropdown menu select "Disabled". Click Apply then OK. Exit the Services utility.
Then download and run this app:

http://www.mypctuneup.com/evaluate.php
Boot to safe mode. Instructions here:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

While in safe mode open HJT and check the following entries:

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe,C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dinst] C:\WINDOWS\dinst.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [qxwbede] c:\windows\system32\rqiboh.exe r
Click Fix Checked and close HJT.

Open Killbox. Now put a tick by Delete on Reboot. In the "Full Path of File to Delete" box, copy and paste each of the following lines one at a time then click on the button that has the red circle with the X in the middle after you enter each file. It will ask for confimation to delete the file on next reboot. Click Yes. It will then ask if you want to reboot now. Click No.

C:\WINDOWS\dinst.exe
c:\windows\system32\rqiboh.exe
Reboot to normal mode and go here for a couple of online AV scans:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
When done, post a current HJT log, okay?
 

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I had to do a total system install and used the usb that Dell sent me for my system and all seemed ok but then I noticed that the icons were gone. Except even thought the icons don't show the programs still run and but can't be accessed via the desktop by right clicking. and this can be seen in the picture attachment. Any help would be greatfully accepted and much thanks. notice also the lack of network icon is missing but space for it is there also. if a fix for this is also possible that would be good too.

A:Icons missing but space shown where they should be in taskbar

If I understand you correctly. You are trying to get the Icons in the little box down by the clock.
If that is correct just drag and drop them down by the clock.

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When I started windows this morning it appeared like so It did not recover after reboots Here is the logfile Please help much appreciated logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v BETA Scan saved at on Platform Windows Vista WinNT Boot mode Normal Running processes C Windows system Dwm exe C Windows system taskeng exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccApp exe C Windows system Taskmgr exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Windows Explorer exe C Windows System rundll exe C Users Michael Poon Desktop HiJackThis v exe F - REG system ini Shell Explorer exe C WINDOWS Config lsass exe O - Hosts localhost O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D and start Icons, taskbar Missing menu -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO Skype add-on mastermind - Missing Icons, start menu and taskbar BF B-C D - d - A -A F BA C - C Program Files Skype Toolbars Internet Explorer SkypeIEPlugin dll O - BHO Groove GFS Browser Helper - - C - D -B F - BBC D A E - C Program Files Microsoft Office Office GrooveShellExtensions dll O - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dll O - BHO Windows Live Toolbar Helper - BDBD DAD-C - A -ADC - B B FF D - C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar msntb dll O - Toolbar Windows Live Toolbar - BDAD DAD-C - A -ADC - B B FF D - C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar msntb dll O - HKLM Run Windows Defender ProgramFiles Windows Defender MSASCui exe -hide O - HKLM Run Unattend B -CCAF- F - -C C Windows test bat O - HKLM Run IgfxTray C Windows system igfxtray exe O - HKLM Run HotKeysCmds C Windows system hkcmd exe O - HKLM Run Persistence C Windows system igfxpers exe O - HKLM Run RtHDVCpl RtHDVCpl exe O - HKLM Run snp uvc C Windows vsnp uvc exe O - HKLM Run SMSERIAL C Program Files Motorola SMSERIAL sm hlpr exe O - HKLM Run EzButton C PROGRA EzButton EzButton EXE O - HKLM Run EnergyUtility C Program Files Lenovo EnergyCut utilty exe O - HKLM Run EnergyCut C Program Files Lenovo EnergyCut EnergyCut exe O - HKLM Run Apoint C Program Files Apoint K Apoint exe O - HKLM Run VeriFacePassManager C Program Files Lenovo VeriFace PManage exe O - HKLM Run PCMService quot C Program Files Lenovo ShuttleCenter PCMService exe quot O - HKLM Run ccApp quot C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccApp exe quot O - HKLM Run GrooveMonitor quot C Program Files Microsoft Office Office GrooveMonitor exe quot O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched quot C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe quot O - HKLM Run MSServer rundll exe C Windows system tuvvvvs dll O - HKLM Run runner C Windows mrofinu exe A B BBF F C AB B CBD BD DD O - HKLM Run Tpscrex C Program Files MSTpscre Tpscrex exe O - HKCU Run Sidebar C Program Files Windows Sidebar sidebar exe autoRun O - HKCU Run MsnMsgr quot C Program Files Windows Live Messenger MsnMsgr Exe quot background O - HKCU Run kernel C Program Files kernel kernel exe O - HKUS S- - - Run Sidebar ProgramFiles Windows Sidebar Sidebar exe detectMem User 'LOCAL SERVICE' O - HKUS S- - - Run WindowsWelcomeCenter rundll exe oobefldr dll ShowWelcomeCenter User 'LOCAL SERVICE' O - HKUS S- - - Run Sidebar ProgramFiles Windows Sidebar Sidebar exe detectMem User 'NETWORK SERVICE' O - Global Startup Adobe Reader Speed Launch lnk C Program Files Adobe Reader Reader reader sl exe O - Global Startup Adobe Reader Synchronizer lnk C Program Files Adobe Reader Reader AdobeCollabSync exe O - Global Startup BTTray lnk O - Extra context menu item amp Windows Live Search - res C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar msntb dll search htm O - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS Office EXCEL EXE O - Extra context menu item Bluetooth amp B - C Program Files Lenovo Bluetooth Software btsendto ie ctx htm O ... Read more

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Just yesterday my friend changed my taskbar text.
I told him to change it back, but all he did was rename the file.
He rebooted after he renamed the file
When my comp started back up, i'm where i am now, without anything on my screen but my wallpaper. Any idea how i could get it back?

A:Missing TaskBar, StartMenu, Desktop Icons

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Try this here:

press ctrl, alt, and delete (to bring out task manager)
new task
type
regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution

Options\explorer.exe < delete

If this solves your problem, then mark thread solved under thread tools near top of this page, ty.

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Hi I'm going to apologize before hand because I am not a computer person so if I don't use the right terminology sorry I have a HP laptop running Windows So a while ago my laptop got icons Start b/c of virus & missing taskbar menu the SMART HDD virus All the icons on Start menu & taskbar icons missing b/c of virus my desktop were made hidden Start menu & taskbar icons missing b/c of virus as well as in Start menu & taskbar icons missing b/c of virus my Start Menu and the pinned items in my taskbar Luckily I was able to follow the instructions at this link http www bleepingcomputer com virus-removal remove-smart-hdd and was able to get rid of the the virus-thing last night I also did this http www smartestcomputing us com topic -how-to-restore-start-menu-and-files-hiddendeleted-by-a-virus as the folders in the Start Menu in All Programs kept showing up as empty Anyways that is all fixed now and the folders are fine Only thing is that the Start Menu is still missing the Programs Folders on the right side - like where it usually says Documents Control Panel Pictures etc The only one there is Computer Also all the things I had pinned to my Task bar are no longer there And anything I do pin doesn't show up If someone could help me I would reallllllly appreciate it I'm good with computers but I don't know like the big words you guys use or stuff like that so if you could make it a little bit more simpler and descriptive that would be awesome -Jasmine

A:Start menu & taskbar icons missing b/c of virus

Only thing is that the Start Menu is still missing the Programs/Folders on the right side - like where it usually says "Documents," "Control Panel," "Pictures," etc. The only one there is Computer.
 
What about the programs folders? Please expand it and let us know if you find icons and files under each startmenu folder.

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A:xp missing taskbar & desktop icons - zlob virus?

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)

Extract (unzip) the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

Warning: Do not run Option #2 until you are instructed to do so. Running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.
 

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A:XP taskbar, icons and explorer.exe missing; no right-click on Desktop

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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A:Explorer.exe not loading properly/taskbar icons missing

I chose recently to run Spybot S&D. I can't verify whether or not it fixed the issue, but I haven't seen the error return. I have noticed, however, that IE is lagging a bit when loading initially.

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A:upon startup, wallpaper shows but taskbar and icons are missing

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Please note that all instructions given are customised for this computer only, the tools used may cause damage if used on a computer with different infections.

If you think you have similar problems, please post a log in the HJT forum and wait for help.





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My name is Katana and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When completed, a log will open in Notepad. please copy and paste the log into your next reply If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt

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Hello This is kind of a difficult issue to explain but I will try Occasionally my desktop icons and I until it mouse Desktop & missing Icons go over hover Taskbar or the taskbar go black missing and do not reappear until I hover my mouse over the area where they should have been Another issue I occasionally have is that when I have a program open like MS Outlook for example and have one or more desktop folders open which overlap the program I will minimize the Desktop Icons & Taskbar go missing until I hover mouse over it folder but it will leave these little black boxes Desktop Icons & Taskbar go missing until I hover mouse over it or this weird quot imprint quot of that folder i just minimized onto the maximized MS Outlook or whatever program I have open The only way it goes away usually is Desktop Icons & Taskbar go missing until I hover mouse over it when I minimize and maximize all folders or programs that i have open or hover it with my mouse until it goes away and displays correctly Again I know this is a little hard to explain especially the nd issue I noted above with the quot imprint quot and black boxes but fortunately I was able to catch the st issue above this morning on video and am attaching it so you can see exactly what im talking about The zip file I attached has the video in two formats MOV and WMV Some important things I think I should note -I have a dual monitor setup -This is a new dell XPS desktop PC running windows Pro bit - th gen i - gb Ram gb SSD gb Nvidia graphics card -My windows screen saver is set to quot Blank quot and I have it set to make the screen blank after minutes of inactivity I may be wrong about this but it seems that these issues happen more often after I resume working on my computer and it comes out of the blank screen saver Any help would be very much appreciated Anthony

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Hi,

I know this problem is constantly reported, but I have tried literally every solution I can find online and nothing brings them back.

They are greyed out in the settings and so cannot be enabled that way. This occurred just after installing SP1.


Things I have tried

* Editing in Local Group Policy Editor, all values are set as disabled

* Looking for the same values in Regedit, not there, so should work.

* Deleting another registry (forgot name, from Classes\Local Settings directory)

* Random bat files and MS fix its that i presume do one of the above


Any other suggestions?

A:Missing taskbar icons (Battery, Network, Sound)

Create a new account via Control Panel, User Accounts. Do they show up there?

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A:Missing Desktop Icons and Start Menu Taskbar

Hello TitliestManWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================Please download DDS and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS.txt will open. Click Yes at the next prompt for Optional Scan. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. ================Download the GMER Rootkit Scanner. Unzip it to your Desktop.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.Double-click gmer.exe. The program will begin to run.**Caution**These types of scans can produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries unless advised!If possible rootkit activity is found, you will be asked if you would like to perform a full scan.Click NOIn the right panel, you will see a bunch of boxes that have been checked ... leave everything checked and ensure the Show all box is un-checked.Now click the Scan button.
Once the scan is complete, you may receive another notice about rootkit activity.Click OK.GMER will produce a log. Click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "GMER.txt" Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.Post the contents of GMER.txt in your next reply.

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What do i do??

A:my computer deleted 'explorer.exe' and now the taskbar, desktop icons are missing...

Wish I could help but I've had exactly the same problem for several weeks now. Trawled through many support groups and google pages but without any joy. Task Manager is growing onme...

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Hi everyone!

I joined this community to get a solution to my problem that came up yesterday. I have a Toshiba laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. In the course of my work, my taskbar buttons for my running programs suddenly disappeared. The quick launch icons all showed and expanded to the right with the dotted separator beside the start button visible but the second dotted separator after the last quick launch icon which you can drag also disappeared. System restore did not work and always resulted in errors. Now, I'm just using alt+tab to change windows but I'm not used to it and is uncomfortable for me.

Any suggestions Friends on what I should do? I hope you can help me with my problem.

A:Need Help: Taskbar Buttons Missing, all quick launch icons expanded to the right

Where do the windows go to when you minimize them?

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Since the problem occurs when you install the icon pack, and uninstalling it fixes the problem, why do you keep reinstalling it?

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My computer was running fine but a little slow and a friend recommended Rkill and Malwarebytes I downloaded and used Rkill Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running C Program Files AVG arc.txt Desktop - but logs, & provide attached icons missing taskbar won't DDS AVG avgwdsvc exe C Program Files AVG AVG Identity Protection Agent Bin AVGIDSAgent exe C Program Files AVG AVG avgtray exe After downloading and scanning with Malwarebytes however my Desktop taskbar amp icons were missing Explorer Desktop taskbar & icons missing - DDS won't provide logs, but arc.txt attached exe runs only for a few moments in Task Manager Processes The Malwarebytes log from this event is attached in case anyone is interested While I was running Malwarebytes AVG's Identity Protection box popped up and reported an infection in C Documents and Settings Owner Local Settings TEMP RARSFXD USERINIT EXE which it said contained quot Malware gen quot a quot downloader quot I don't know where this might have came from I routinely clean my temp folders with CCleaner every day or so And I don't recall downloading anything recently except for Rkill and Malwarebytes I was informed that Malware gen sometimes masquerades as USERINIT EXE AVG quarantined it However in the AVG Vault it appears with the name NIRCMD EXE - not USERINIT EXE This AVG Identity Protection activity was a surprise as I had just updated and scanned with AVG the previous evening No infections found in over two months Initially I restored to a previous good configuration point date Since then I was going to try going yet further back but now I see that all points prior to this problem have disappeared from the Restore option I then did a repair install with my Dell XP Service Pack Reinstallation CD which replaced my XP Service Pack and all it's security updates with Service Pack At this point should I download and install Service Pack again from Windows Update or leave it with SP until I get this problem resolved I also tried chkdsk c p to no avail although Windows fixed one or more errors as well as trying sfc scannow I have since done more recent scans with Malwarebytes AVG and Spybot all updated No infections were found I have read your Instructions carefully Using Task Manager and Firefox since IE won't open now I downloaded and ran DDS A row of what looks like quot quot runs across the bottom of the screen and then the cursor freezes requiring a hard shut down No DDS txt or Attach txt logs ever appeared I have tried running DDS several times now followed by hard shut downs But lately it is starting up and freezing all by itself after every boot and will freeze the computer if I'm not able to stop it running with End Task in Task Manger quickly enough I looked for it in msconfig Startup in hopes of disabling it but it is not there I don't know how to quot Disable any script blocker quot if that may be the problem I am not aware of where one might be Any help with getting DDS to work would be appreciated The GMER Rootkit Scanner worked flawlessly I am attaching quot ark txt quot here I have backed up most of my personal files to an external drive in case my drive crashes for some reason but the drive itself seems to be working fine My system Dell Inspiron laptop Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack Was SP with the last security updates the day before AVG anti-virus Last update and scan the night before No infections found ZoneAlarm fire wall Latest update Malwarebytes Latest update Spybot Latest update Ad-Aware Haven't used or updated it in a while Any help would be most appreciated Thanks

A:Desktop taskbar & icons missing - DDS won't provide logs, but arc.txt attached

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
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Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:



Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protection programs, refer to this link --> How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
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For AVG antivirus and anti-spyware security software users only.

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Due to recent changes in AVG and how it interacts with CF, AVG must be uninstalled to run ComboFix. You will get a message from CF stating such.

If AVG will not uninstall, it is first recommended to uninstall it with this AppRemover by Opswat. The AVG uninstaller can be downloaded from here > AppRemover.exe Go to their homepage and you will see they have support for removal of other AV's as well AVG appremover tool.

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First off I just want to say thanks-in-advance and BLESS YOU to everybody in the forums who helps out What an incredible service That said here s my situation login: desktop from hang XP Sporadic Win on and icons on taskbar missing I think I could be infected It s Windows XP SP on a box that s configured to dual-boot with Fedora Default boot is XP SOMETIMES but not every time when I log into my account which has admin privs the desktop wallpaper appears but no program icons nor system tray appear Sometimes this stays this way forever sometimes after a long wait the icons do appear along with the toolbar While in this wallpaper-only quot hang quot state I noticed one time the hard drive light seeming to regularly flicker once every second Ctl-Alt-Del is able to bring up task manager From here I am able to launch Explorer via File - gt New Task Run When such an Explorer comes up however none of my standard services are loaded Which usually were Avast ThreatFire etc This situation also may involve issues with internet connectivity -- I can t be sure but it sometimes seemed that when my wireless connection establishes then the icons and tray DO appear I experimented a little bit with disabling the wireless via a hardware switch on the side Sporadic hang on login: missing icons and taskbar from desktop on Win XP and then re-enabling but no conclusions Mostly because of my concern about the possibility that malware could be messing with internet traffic I m really hoping for a solution that can be pursued while OFFLINE Would you please indicate in whatever procedures you suggest both which mode safe or regular and from which user Administrator or user acct I should run the tools Please know that any request to run in regular mode is because I may likely hang upon login I d personally prefer working from safe mode but that s your call Many many thanks

A:Sporadic hang on login: missing icons and taskbar from desktop on Win XP

A lot of the tools need to run in normal mode to be 100% effective, some require safemode in order to operate properlyIf you are using a router, disconnect from the internet. Reset the router and give it a strong password.All tools can be run offline after downloading to your Desktop. In fact some require it.I would run as Administrator for everythingLet's start with Mbam:--------------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note:-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. Note 2:-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

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You guys Rock!!! You helped me fix my work PC today and one of my coworkers asked me to post this for him regarding his home PC.

He has Win2000 and lost all his desktop icons, start menu and task bar. He has to do a ctrl-alt-delete to do anything.

All of the previous fixes here appear to be for XP machines.

Any advice I can pass along?

Thanks again for the help.
 

A:Win2000 Start menu, desktop icons and taskbar missing

I moved this to the proper forum, perhaps you'll get more help here.
 

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Gud day everyone,

Eveytime i browse the internet and clicking some links, my desktop freezes and suddenly the taskbar disappear as well as the desktop icons..

Could anyone help me to fixed this?

Thanks..
Jerald

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I'm not an expert and you might want to wait for expert advice. It seems to me that explorer.exe process stops responding in ur system. to bring the desktop back, just hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up Task Manager and select "New Task (Run...)" from the File menu and type in "explorer.exe".

i dont know the reason why this is happening (if you're using internet explorer, u can try using another browser like firefox and see if this still happens. further, viruses can also cause this, so scan ur system for them. or just wait for some expert here to advise you).

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I follow all the steps that was advice me to do. Attached herewith is the log in panda active scan.. After any feedback regarding this.. I will proceed to the other steps.. Please inform me..

Thanks,

Jerald

A:Missing Taskbar and Desktop Icons Evertime I click links on the internet

Hello jerald,

You missed the most important step.

As noted in the final step (Step 5) of our sticky topic IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help....

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

Please include the following in your next reply:

main.txt
an attached extra.txt

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A:Missing Taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop Icons - Desperate Newbie Seeking Help

Hello and welcome to TSF.

As seen in Post #2 of our sticky topic 'NEW INSTRUCTIONS Read this Before Posting For Malware Removal Help'


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Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.




We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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A:Black Desktop, missing all icons, malware, start menu missing icons, programs all empty

I went through this same thing. The folders that say empty...are they light rather than normal? If so you didn't change the setting for files and folders correctly (I did the same thing at first) Open up windows explorer (my computer, etc) click on organize, then go down to folder and search options:

On the first tab (general) under navigation pane make sure "show all folders" is selected.

Then go to the next tab (view) and make sure those settings are correct, select the radio for "show hidden files, folders and drives" and make sure all your other settings are the way you want them.
I got mine from clicking on a link to a website I'd never gone to before and then what i thought was adobe told me that I needed to update my flash player to view the content on the page, I clicked ok and it took over my computer with the same exact things you're talking about.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/426701/black-desktop-missing-all-icons-malware-start-menu-missing-icons-programs-all-empty/
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Are you using an Aero Theme?

Check your "Personalize" settings.

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Welcome!

For your first question, see here: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Your second issue almost sounds like Aero Peek. It occurs when you hover your mouse over a certain button in your taskbar.



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Originally Posted by rilbet2


Does someone know how to remove icons in windows 10 taskbar? I have tried deleting the programs but the icons remain in the taskbar.




Usually, a right click at the icon > click "unpin from taskbar" will do the trick.

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A:Windows 7 - There are No Icons or Taskbar on my Desktop

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Task Bar Icons !!!

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A:Windows Problem 1/3 !! Getting Rid of Taskbar Icons

scroll down to 'notification area" then click on remove past items. it is a file to change the registry ( remove icons). i have used it myself and it works. link is below. and where i found it is below that.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
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I've recently managed to recieve some stupid virus. And when I boot up I log in, then this box pops up:



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I've tried various steps such as searching through the Registry Editor, Searching my computer's drives trying to find it, Used 'Hijackthis' to scan my computer and see if it's hiding in my RAM or running in the background etc etc etc...

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I need to fix this ASAP. Within the next few hours prefferably.

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A:Pin multiple Windows Explorer icons to Taskbar

right click on the drive then select Create shortcut

a shortcut will appear on your desktop

drag the shortcut to your taskbar

right click the explorer icon on the taskbar, you will see the shortcut that you want there

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http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/TweakUI_XP/tweakuixp.html
 

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Dear Sirs,
all my attempts have proved futile and you are my last hope.

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The aesthetic discrepancy is driving me
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If anyone can help me thank you very much, I hope I simply overlooked something really straightforward

Greets,
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Maybe I;m missing something but only the Winamp icon looks different.

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A:Windows starts, but no taskbar or desktop icons

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

You have or had some Malicious software on your machine. What steps have you taken?
 

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the taskbar is not locked and i tried to move the borders but nothing helped

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A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop Icons

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
winlogon.exe
wininit.exe
explorer.exe
hlp.dat
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%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
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%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt<--Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. I suggest you do this and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.regards myrti

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If I right click and choose Delete to the one on the left, nothing happens.

If I right click and choose Delete to the one on the right, it deletes, but it reappears after a Reboot.

This is driving me nuts. I only want one icon.

How can I achieve this?

Thanks.

D.

A:Windows 8 x64 - Two Control Panel icons in Taskbar..?!

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look at this tutorial:
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

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Several weeks ago, I accidently deleted the hidden icons on the taskbar (lower right corner). I have tried to work around them but it sure is a lot easier to have them there. Among those things that disappeared are the "remove hardware" button and that was a good one to have around.

I did a google search with no satisfactory answers except for one. It was supposed to show how to do this but after going through the process, it did not restore anything.

Anyone here done this a repaired it?

Thanks
 

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Hello,

I am having the problem of windows booting to NO taskbar or desktop icons, I have run malware bytes and Avast5 and there os no reported problems.

Sadly I have run combofix before I saw all the warnings NOT to do that....WHY?

I have the log report is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?

Any assistance would greatly be appreciated!!

A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop icons

Hello,is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?Sure. To quote Papakid:Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.That said, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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