1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 26, 2010 8:23 AM by Dinz

    Fake McAfee Warning About Registry Changes

      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?



        • 1. Re: Fake McAfee Warning About Registry Changes

          Hi westpro4,

          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 .






          Dinesh K