One of my computers received a fake warning from McAfee that some program was trying to change the registry. My wife clicked the option for blocking the change. Now the computer boots only to a blank desktop. The wallpaper is there without icons.
Does anyone know what infected the computer and how to remove it?
Check that you dont have the icons hidden automatically.
Right click your desktop -> Select "Arrange Icons By"
Verify that the option to "Show Desktop Icons" is checked.
Hit Ctrl+Alt+del , from the task manager , hit the Applications tab
Click on New task , In the open space type explorer.exe and click OK and check whether the desktop icons reappear .