What else can I do with my two desktops? RRS feed

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  • I am running windows 7 Home Premium and had 2 desktops for a long time. It may sound silly but I think I have two operating systems running parallel on my HP Pavillion PC. Today I set the remote settings for 1 minute only and then disabled them. My desktop turned black and stayed that way. When I rebooted, I was missing some of my desktop icons also many of my programs were missing the exe files. Let's say under "Opera", I listed most folders, but the actual exe file to open the browser was missing. Most exe files for system cleaning, firewall and virus protection were missing. I had to reinstall all programs again and it asked me if I wanted to install them in the folder I already had for these programs. I did so and the programs installed in that directory, added the missing files and I was able to run my applications again with no problems. I am not sure if someone had accessed my PC remotely or if a virus had caused this. Any suggestions?
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:42 PM off topic
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:42 AM


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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 20, 2013 7:44 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 27, 2013 3:54 PM
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:42 PM