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how do I stop unwanted shortcut icons from appearing on my desktop?

Posted on 2011-04-29
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
how do I stop unwanted shortcut icons from appearing on my desktop?
Question by:exchangbob
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Hmmm... don't add them to your desktop? What Icons are you talking about exactly?

If it is probably malware related run these:
Malwarebytes: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
   CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

If you are talking about the default icons then read this:

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I installed carbonite.com a while back and the two icons that pertain to that application keep coming up on my desktop whenever I log out and back in.
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Do you still have it installed?
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can you delete those from c:\users\pc-name\Desktop ?
you may need to do this from admin account
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Some programs will re-add their icon to the desktop after every update. I know Adobe does this with Reader and Acrobat:

For Carbonite, all I could find is that some think the icons re-appear after an update:

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