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    desktop windows

    Can someone tell me what program places 4 windows on the main desktop?
    i did not load it and i do not want it
    it keeps popping up when i am working in some program like
    excel or explore or other programs and i get 4 windows that i do not want
    very aggravating
    to get back to what i was doing i have to click on a window
    again and again etc.
    Please....I need help
    Thank you for any help
    dp

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    Re: desktop windows

    If you do not know how they got to the desktop, be prudent and run a full antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes. If you are clean, give us a screen shot and we will tell you what we know and the best way to remove.

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    Re: desktop windows

    There can be many desktop programs for vista Could you please tell us how long ago this happened and how long it has been happening this will help use decide if it is a virus or Bloat ware

    Many Thanks,
    Josh

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    Re: desktop windows

    This started about a month ago
    I have visa home premium
    when i clicked on the email you sent
    it skipped to my desktop with 4 little window
    if you drag your cursor across one of the windows it enlarges that particular window
    if you click on one of the little windows you go to that window and it will fill the entire monitor screen
    i do not know how to print the screen
    i press the print screen key and it does nothing
    i do not see the advantage of seeing multiple windows...????
    overlayed over my desktop
    scan was ok
    dp

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    Re: desktop windows

    Run a system restore from one week before the problem began
    System Files - SFC Command

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    Re: desktop windows

    Quote Originally Posted by dpatterson View Post
    i do not know how to print the screen. i press the print screen key and it does nothing
    Try pressing the Fn key with the Prt Scr key. Then copy to a photo editing app and you can upload to this forum.

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    Re: desktop windows

    thank you scan was clean



    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    if you do not know how they got to the desktop, be prudent and run a full antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes. If you are clean, give us a screen shot and we will tell you what we know and the best way to remove.

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    Re: desktop windows

    THIS WORKED THANKS



    OTE=richc46;1290449]Run a system restore from one week before the problem began
    System Files - SFC Command[/QUOTE]

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    Re: desktop windows

    I'm Glad you got your Problem Sorted Rich is very Good at sorting these Problems Out - I will now mark this thread as Solved

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