February 17, 2010
Yesterday I rebooted my XP Pro SP3 machine. After my desktop had loaded but before my programs that are on auto load started a window asking for permission for Desktop.exe (From Microsoft) to load.
The only problem is none of my programs (Skype, etc) can load until I tell it yes/no.
That is a big problem.
Hey CT - This is almost certainly malware, it's a nasty little beggar too...very difficult to get rid of completely.
A quick Google search using the term "desktop.exe" will render plenty of hits.
Strongly suggest you immediately run full/thorough scans with any resident security software and also with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware too.
Also suggest you work in Safe Mode as much as possible to help try and minimise any damage/spread. Also stay off the net as much as you can and connect only when absolutely necessary, until such times as you get rid this malware.
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