Reappearing Icon

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by oldpopd, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. oldpopd

    oldpopd OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have no idea where or how but this icon shows up on my desktop, my documents, ontop of pictures, in c,d, and e drives. It lists as cmsstoage LST file. I delete and erase it but it comes back. I have scaned for everything I could think of. How do I get rid of it? And what is it? If you can help thankyou.
     
  2. alloy25

    alloy25 Guest

    Wat Icon ?????????:huh:
     
  3. oldpopd

    oldpopd OSNN Junior Addict

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    Its says cmsstoage a windows icon I can change the look by opening it with word note or whatever. If I could find it I could get rid of it. But like I said it comes back after I delete it. I would like to know where it came from. Why would a LST file atached to a icon show up like that.
     
  4. alloy25

    alloy25 Guest

    Have u tried to do a search and delete it from there ?????

    Just be carefull of wat you delete though...you don't want to delete a important file......

    Alloy25
     
  5. oldpopd

    oldpopd OSNN Junior Addict

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    I cant find the file to delete it. The reappearing is spread like I said in my first post. Could it be part of a program I uninstalled or someones hack.
     
  6. alloy25

    alloy25 Guest

    have u got ad-aware 6 ???? if not get this and give it a try....

    also do a full system scan.......does it appear wen you r on the net or not?????????

    Wat o/s r u running ??????

    Alloy25
     
  7. oldpopd

    oldpopd OSNN Junior Addict

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    Yes to all, I have scaned with eveything I could think of. I am running XP home. Zone alarm, Norton works, Ad ware 6 Pro , BPS spyware. Why would a LST File named cmsstorage leak from a file or a folder. I can do a file search and delete them, but they come back as I stated. It seems I can't locate the orginal file to delete or remove it. Also when I delete the file or icon my system is not afected or changed. But why or what causes it to reproduce in different locations?
     
  8. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    are you viewing protected OS files when searching for the file? also, if it is some sort of virus/adware it is very possible that the root file is actually called something entirely different which allows it to replace everything else you have deleted (I learned this the hard way with a nasty little virus -- took me forever to find out the actual infected file was named something entirely different from all the files NAV was finding and saying were infected, once I tracked down the actual file and removed it, the problems ceased). might also be helpful if you could post the icon that is reappearing as someone may not understand what you're saying but will recognize the icon.
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

  10. oldpopd

    oldpopd OSNN Junior Addict

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    You seem to be the closest to what it is, thankyou. I snap a pic but how do you post it in a forum. What ever I tried did'nt work. Thanks again for everyones help.