Word doc icon duplicating on desktop

switnes - Sep 6, 2010 at 03:48 AM
 Gervarod - Oct 7, 2010 at 01:10 AM
ther is a word doc that has changed its fromat on desktop.i have trye to delete it using the kil command but it keeps replicating itself.ti has now filled my whole desktop
the name of the icon appears like copy (20) of copy of copy~wrl218.tmp.how do i remove this strange animal


2 responses

from what that sounds like its a temporary item that appears when using word, start your computer up in safe mode and delete it there
Hello or download Malwarebytes to remove it if it's a Virus or a worm or a Trojan.


Step number one:

Download, install and run Malwarebyte which you can find on this site:

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/ es-anti-malware

Ensure you make an update.

Please request a FULL system scan, which may take from 20 minutes to hours. Do not interfere no matter how long in takes. The creators of Malwarebyte recommend that while the tool is running that you go do something else, such as watching a rerun of Gone with the Wind or read Tolstoy's War and Peace.

If Malwarebyte restarts your system, launch it again to finish the Full scan.

When the scan is completed, delete all items found.