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Anonymous
February 9, 2005 2:45:33 PM

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When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items blanked
out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and 'Paste
Shortcut'.
Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?

Harry.

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Anonymous
February 9, 2005 6:23:32 PM

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webster72n wrote:
> When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
> 'Paste Shortcut'.
> Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?

No, it isn't supposed to be that way.

Possibly those who spend more day-to-day on Win ME than I do will have a
standard fix for this, but here's what comes to mind: Those items are
controlled by Registry entries. If this problem only very recently began, a
System Restore to a time it correctly worked would be likely solution.

Additionally, it is possible there is a virus or other malicious software
screwing with the system, so you should screen for that. In addition to
whatever antivirus real-time software you are using, I would recommend you
screen for parasites using these steps: http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

--
Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 10:37:31 PM

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Hello Jim:

The problem has to be registry related. Just yeterday I performed a "scanreg
/restore", because my System Restore was not able to. I did it in Real-Mode
DOS.
It turned out really good, except for a few kinks which I was able to
correct, barring this one.
The reason I am almost 100% sure, it not being a case of
malware or any other infectious detriment, everything you describe on your
website is installed on my machine - and some. I also keep it up to date.
As you said, hoprfully someone can come up with the proper solution.
I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
Thank you so much for your input, Jim.

Harry.


"Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
news:o A7Lg5vDFHA.3908@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> webster72n wrote:
> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
>
> No, it isn't supposed to be that way.
>
> Possibly those who spend more day-to-day on Win ME than I do will have a
> standard fix for this, but here's what comes to mind: Those items are
> controlled by Registry entries. If this problem only very recently began,
a
> System Restore to a time it correctly worked would be likely solution.
>
> Additionally, it is possible there is a virus or other malicious software
> screwing with the system, so you should screen for that. In addition to
> whatever antivirus real-time software you are using, I would recommend you
> screen for parasites using these steps: http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
>
> --
> Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
>
>
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Anonymous
February 10, 2005 11:58:47 PM

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webster72n wrote:
> I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> Thank you so much for your input, Jim.

SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print spooler
executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain Internet access. If
the other period is in there, then this is definitely a (potentially
malicious) spoofing of the real file.

--
Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
Anonymous
February 11, 2005 12:18:21 PM

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Jim and Harry,

Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with possibly
two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
Or a typo?
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> webster72n wrote:
> > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
>
> SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print spooler
> executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain Internet access.
If
> the other period is in there, then this is definitely a (potentially
> malicious) spoofing of the real file.
>
> --
> Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
>
>
Anonymous
February 11, 2005 2:43:22 PM

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Jack and Jim:

The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are concerned, I
probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
Thank you both, Jim and Jack.

Harry.


"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Jim and Harry,
>
> Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with possibly
> two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> Or a typo?
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > webster72n wrote:
> > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> >
> > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print spooler
> > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain Internet
access.
> If
> > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a (potentially
> > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> >
> > --
> > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 11, 2005 7:56:10 PM

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Harry, you may wish to investigate the use of ShellExView from Nil Sofer, at
www.nirsoft.net

This is a really neat and powerful tool for examining shell extensions.
Mike Maltby just recently pointed me to it, so I am not very experienced
with it, ... but he is, and can help you sort out your "context menu"
issues.
Mr. Sofer has some interesting and helpful links on this issue, too, at his
site.

Highly recommended.


And any file named "spool.32.exe" is a real candidate for malware, IMO. I
bet Chris Quirke already knows about it.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:o lENGiFEFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
> Jack and Jim:
>
> The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
> Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
> Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are concerned, I
> probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
> On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
> so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
> Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
> Thank you both, Jim and Jack.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Jim and Harry,
> >
> > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
possibly
> > two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > Or a typo?
> > --
> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > ------
> > "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> > news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > webster72n wrote:
> > > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> > >
> > > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print spooler
> > > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain Internet
> access.
> > If
> > > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a (potentially
> > > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:03:39 AM

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Harry

The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.

Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are always
available on my box!

George Gee





*webster72n* has posted this message:

> When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
> 'Paste Shortcut'.
> Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
>
> Harry.
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:03:40 AM

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Hello George:

Finally a reply, thank you.
But how can I correct it without a major "makeover"?
Google didn't have an answer either and neither did anyone in a tech forum,
at least so far.
Thanks for trying, George.

Harry.


"George Gee" <george.nomaps@ntlworld.xom> wrote in message
news:%23I6Na0HEFHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Harry
>
> The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
> if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.
>
> Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are always
> available on my box!
>
> George Gee
>
>
>
>
>
> *webster72n* has posted this message:
>
> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
> >
> > Harry.
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:36:46 AM

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Jack:

I really appreciate everyone's input, but it seems, the more
I doctor around, the more trouble I encounter.
While I was in the process of downloading and unzipping the 'nirext' file,
strange things happened, to the extend that
the explorer froze with a distorted desktop picture.
Before that I lost my zip drive temporarily, after it changed its drive
letter for a while.
Being back to normal now (hopefully), I intend to leave things alone. I did
run the application a bit with no negative consquences. Maybe something else
was giving me trouble but, nonetheless, no more extravagances.
Thank you very much, Jack.

Harry.


"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:%23e6BBSIEFHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Harry, you may wish to investigate the use of ShellExView from Nil Sofer,
at
> www.nirsoft.net
>
> This is a really neat and powerful tool for examining shell extensions.
> Mike Maltby just recently pointed me to it, so I am not very experienced
> with it, ... but he is, and can help you sort out your "context menu"
> issues.
> Mr. Sofer has some interesting and helpful links on this issue, too, at
his
> site.
>
> Highly recommended.
>
>
> And any file named "spool.32.exe" is a real candidate for malware, IMO. I
> bet Chris Quirke already knows about it.
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:o lENGiFEFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >
> > Jack and Jim:
> >
> > The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
> > Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
> > Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are concerned, I
> > probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
> > On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
> > so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
> > Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
> > Thank you both, Jim and Jack.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> > news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > Jim and Harry,
> > >
> > > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
> possibly
> > > two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > > Or a typo?
> > > --
> > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > >
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > ------
> > > "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> > > news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > webster72n wrote:
> > > > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> > > >
> > > > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print spooler
> > > > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain Internet
> > access.
> > > If
> > > > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a (potentially
> > > > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > > > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > > > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 3:04:02 AM

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Harry,

Maybe... Possibly.. "scanreg /fix" (using the same method as "scanreg
/restore" - but you are not confronted by a selection of dates. It just
'does it'.

Mart


"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:uhWgyLIEFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
> Hello George:
>
> Finally a reply, thank you.
> But how can I correct it without a major "makeover"?
> Google didn't have an answer either and neither did anyone in a tech
> forum,
> at least so far.
> Thanks for trying, George.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "George Gee" <george.nomaps@ntlworld.xom> wrote in message
> news:%23I6Na0HEFHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Harry
>>
>> The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
>> if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.
>>
>> Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are always
>> available on my box!
>>
>> George Gee
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *webster72n* has posted this message:
>>
>> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
>> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
>> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
>> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
>> >
>> > Harry.
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 3:04:03 AM

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Mart:

I already tried that one, but without success.
My last resort maybe the link Jack provided in his post above. Wish me luck.
Thank you, Mart.

Harry.


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:eYiXdZJEFHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Harry,
>
> Maybe... Possibly.. "scanreg /fix" (using the same method as "scanreg
> /restore" - but you are not confronted by a selection of dates. It just
> 'does it'.
>
> Mart
>
>
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:uhWgyLIEFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >
> > Hello George:
> >
> > Finally a reply, thank you.
> > But how can I correct it without a major "makeover"?
> > Google didn't have an answer either and neither did anyone in a tech
> > forum,
> > at least so far.
> > Thanks for trying, George.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "George Gee" <george.nomaps@ntlworld.xom> wrote in message
> > news:%23I6Na0HEFHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> Harry
> >>
> >> The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
> >> if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.
> >>
> >> Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are always
> >> available on my box!
> >>
> >> George Gee
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> *webster72n* has posted this message:
> >>
> >> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> >> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
> >> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
> >> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
> >> >
> >> > Harry.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 9:29:03 PM

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Your report sounds suspiciously like a virus infection to me, Harry.

I don't recognize your "nirext" file.
This is the tool I wanted you to find:
ShellExView v1.10 - Shell Extensions Manager
Copyright (c) 2003 - 2004 Nir Sofer
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

In any event, if you have a good ShellExView report, I recommend posting it
here as an attachment, so Mike M can examine it.
I will look, too, but he is far more likely to be able to help you with this
issue.
N.B. This tool is only a reporting aid, not a disinfection tool. You use
it to find the problem and then manually fix the pest or misconfiguration.

HTH,
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:eRYtrtKEFHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
> Jack:
>
> I really appreciate everyone's input, but it seems, the more
> I doctor around, the more trouble I encounter.
> While I was in the process of downloading and unzipping the 'nirext' file,
> strange things happened, to the extend that
> the explorer froze with a distorted desktop picture.
> Before that I lost my zip drive temporarily, after it changed its drive
> letter for a while.
> Being back to normal now (hopefully), I intend to leave things alone. I
did
> run the application a bit with no negative consquences. Maybe something
else
> was giving me trouble but, nonetheless, no more extravagances.
> Thank you very much, Jack.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:%23e6BBSIEFHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Harry, you may wish to investigate the use of ShellExView from Nil
Sofer,
> at
> > www.nirsoft.net
> >
> > This is a really neat and powerful tool for examining shell extensions.
> > Mike Maltby just recently pointed me to it, so I am not very experienced
> > with it, ... but he is, and can help you sort out your "context menu"
> > issues.
> > Mr. Sofer has some interesting and helpful links on this issue, too, at
> his
> > site.
> >
> > Highly recommended.
> >
> >
> > And any file named "spool.32.exe" is a real candidate for malware, IMO.
I
> > bet Chris Quirke already knows about it.
> > --
> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > ------
> > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > news:o lENGiFEFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > > Jack and Jim:
> > >
> > > The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
> > > Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
> > > Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are concerned, I
> > > probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
> > > On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
> > > so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
> > > Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
> > > Thank you both, Jim and Jack.
> > >
> > > Harry.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> > > news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > Jim and Harry,
> > > >
> > > > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > > > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
> > possibly
> > > > two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > > > Or a typo?
> > > > --
> > > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > > >
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > > ------
> > > > "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> > > > news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > webster72n wrote:
> > > > > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > > > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > > > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> > > > >
> > > > > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print spooler
> > > > > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain Internet
> > > access.
> > > > If
> > > > > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a
(potentially
> > > > > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > > > > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > > > > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 9:39:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Examine Nil Sofer's ShellExView report for any references to "Arrange Icons"
or "Lineup icons", and/or similar items, in the context menu.
Look for a report of any problems with any of them.

Of course, if these particular context menu functions are part of the core
Windows GUI, and not COM objects, you will see nothing about them in Sofer's
report.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:%23nfcVuJEFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> Mart:
>
> I already tried that one, but without success.
> My last resort maybe the link Jack provided in his post above. Wish me
luck.
> Thank you, Mart.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:eYiXdZJEFHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Harry,
> >
> > Maybe... Possibly.. "scanreg /fix" (using the same method as "scanreg
> > /restore" - but you are not confronted by a selection of dates. It just
> > 'does it'.
> >
> > Mart
> >
> >
> > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > news:uhWgyLIEFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > > Hello George:
> > >
> > > Finally a reply, thank you.
> > > But how can I correct it without a major "makeover"?
> > > Google didn't have an answer either and neither did anyone in a tech
> > > forum,
> > > at least so far.
> > > Thanks for trying, George.
> > >
> > > Harry.
> > >
> > >
> > > "George Gee" <george.nomaps@ntlworld.xom> wrote in message
> > > news:%23I6Na0HEFHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > >> Harry
> > >>
> > >> The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
> > >> if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.
> > >>
> > >> Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are
always
> > >> available on my box!
> > >>
> > >> George Gee
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> *webster72n* has posted this message:
> > >>
> > >> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> > >> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste' and
> > >> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
> > >> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
> > >> >
> > >> > Harry.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 11:24:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jack:

I probably sounded wrong in my post reply to you..
Please accept my apologies, it wasn't meant that way.
I just couldn't understand how a virus, or anything else,
could have gotten into my system with all the protection I have, Almost
immediately prior to the incidence I had done a thorough check with every
single utility.
I am sure it wasn't the link you provided, giving me the trouble. And I
don't even know what actually caused it.
The way things straightened out, is next to miraculous to me, since I can't
remember what in particular I had done
to eleviate my problems.
Nonetheless, all is well know and I intend to keep it that way.
Thanks a million, Jack.

Harry.


"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:uvRSiwVEFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Examine Nil Sofer's ShellExView report for any references to "Arrange
Icons"
> or "Lineup icons", and/or similar items, in the context menu.
> Look for a report of any problems with any of them.
>
> Of course, if these particular context menu functions are part of the core
> Windows GUI, and not COM objects, you will see nothing about them in
Sofer's
> report.
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:%23nfcVuJEFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >
> > Mart:
> >
> > I already tried that one, but without success.
> > My last resort maybe the link Jack provided in his post above. Wish me
> luck.
> > Thank you, Mart.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> > news:eYiXdZJEFHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > Harry,
> > >
> > > Maybe... Possibly.. "scanreg /fix" (using the same method as
"scanreg
> > > /restore" - but you are not confronted by a selection of dates. It
just
> > > 'does it'.
> > >
> > > Mart
> > >
> > >
> > > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > > news:uhWgyLIEFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > >
> > > > Hello George:
> > > >
> > > > Finally a reply, thank you.
> > > > But how can I correct it without a major "makeover"?
> > > > Google didn't have an answer either and neither did anyone in a tech
> > > > forum,
> > > > at least so far.
> > > > Thanks for trying, George.
> > > >
> > > > Harry.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "George Gee" <george.nomaps@ntlworld.xom> wrote in message
> > > > news:%23I6Na0HEFHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > >> Harry
> > > >>
> > > >> The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
> > > >> if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.
> > > >>
> > > >> Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are
> always
> > > >> available on my box!
> > > >>
> > > >> George Gee
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> *webster72n* has posted this message:
> > > >>
> > > >> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight items
> > > >> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste'
and
> > > >> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
> > > >> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Harry.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 1:26:30 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jack:

In th hope *not* to duplicate myself, I am resending this reply, because
indications are the first one got lost.
To be sure, I am going to submit my PC to another thorough checkup.
By trial and error I was able to find the solution to my
initial request. 'Arrange Icons' and 'Line up Icons' becomes automatically
visible, when checking 'Show desktop Items'. I usually have it disabled.
'Paste' and 'Paste Shortcut' will not be visible, when there is no content
on the Notepad, supposedly.
If you still would like me to send the report you asked for, please, let me
know. I'd be glad to accomodate.
Thanks for sticking with me on this, Jack.

Harry.


"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:un7LkqVEFHA.3992@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Your report sounds suspiciously like a virus infection to me, Harry.
>
> I don't recognize your "nirext" file.
> This is the tool I wanted you to find:
> ShellExView v1.10 - Shell Extensions Manager
> Copyright (c) 2003 - 2004 Nir Sofer
> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>
> In any event, if you have a good ShellExView report, I recommend posting
it
> here as an attachment, so Mike M can examine it.
> I will look, too, but he is far more likely to be able to help you with
this
> issue.
> N.B. This tool is only a reporting aid, not a disinfection tool. You use
> it to find the problem and then manually fix the pest or misconfiguration.
>
> HTH,
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:eRYtrtKEFHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >
> > Jack:
> >
> > I really appreciate everyone's input, but it seems, the more
> > I doctor around, the more trouble I encounter.
> > While I was in the process of downloading and unzipping the 'nirext'
file,
> > strange things happened, to the extend that
> > the explorer froze with a distorted desktop picture.
> > Before that I lost my zip drive temporarily, after it changed its drive
> > letter for a while.
> > Being back to normal now (hopefully), I intend to leave things alone. I
> did
> > run the application a bit with no negative consquences. Maybe something
> else
> > was giving me trouble but, nonetheless, no more extravagances.
> > Thank you very much, Jack.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23e6BBSIEFHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > Harry, you may wish to investigate the use of ShellExView from Nil
> Sofer,
> > at
> > > www.nirsoft.net
> > >
> > > This is a really neat and powerful tool for examining shell
extensions.
> > > Mike Maltby just recently pointed me to it, so I am not very
experienced
> > > with it, ... but he is, and can help you sort out your "context menu"
> > > issues.
> > > Mr. Sofer has some interesting and helpful links on this issue, too,
at
> > his
> > > site.
> > >
> > > Highly recommended.
> > >
> > >
> > > And any file named "spool.32.exe" is a real candidate for malware,
IMO.
> I
> > > bet Chris Quirke already knows about it.
> > > --
> > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > >
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > ------
> > > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > > news:o lENGiFEFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > >
> > > > Jack and Jim:
> > > >
> > > > The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
> > > > Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
> > > > Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are concerned, I
> > > > probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
> > > > On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
> > > > so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
> > > > Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
> > > > Thank you both, Jim and Jack.
> > > >
> > > > Harry.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
message
> > > > news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > Jim and Harry,
> > > > >
> > > > > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > > > > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
> > > possibly
> > > > > two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > > > > Or a typo?
> > > > > --
> > > > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > > > ------
> > > > > "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> > > > > news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > webster72n wrote:
> > > > > > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > > > > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > > > > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print
spooler
> > > > > > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain
Internet
> > > > access.
> > > > > If
> > > > > > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a
> (potentially
> > > > > > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > > > > > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > > > > > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 2:57:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jack E Martinelli wrote:
> Jim and Harry,
>
> Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
> possibly two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> Or a typo?

Agreed all-around - hence my text (which you quoted):

>> If the other period is in there, then this is definitely a
>> (potentially malicious) spoofing of the real file.

:) 


--
Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 7:12:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jim:

After careful examination it turns out there is only one dot in the file
name, hence no malicious infection, I am ever so glad to report and making
the file legit. At first glance there definitely seemed to appear a dot
behind 'SPOOL'.
Thanks for your participation.

Harry.


"Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
news:ePIU2YgEFHA.208@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Jack E Martinelli wrote:
> > Jim and Harry,
> >
> > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
> > possibly two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > Or a typo?
>
> Agreed all-around - hence my text (which you quoted):
>
> >> If the other period is in there, then this is definitely a
> >> (potentially malicious) spoofing of the real file.
>
> :) 
>
>
> --
> Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
>
>
Anonymous
February 14, 2005 11:53:55 AM

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I confirm your results of disabling and enabling the "Show Desktop items"
checkbox.
Never knew that before, Harry. Thank you.
I do very little "customization" of this box so that I am presumably seeing
what most users posting in this ng are seeing.
Never noticed this wrinkle before.

And so we don't need any file/report for Mike M.

I congratulate you on your patience and persistence.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:euRfIuXEFHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
> Jack:
>
> In th hope *not* to duplicate myself, I am resending this reply, because
> indications are the first one got lost.
> To be sure, I am going to submit my PC to another thorough checkup.
> By trial and error I was able to find the solution to my
> initial request. 'Arrange Icons' and 'Line up Icons' becomes automatically
> visible, when checking 'Show desktop Items'. I usually have it disabled.
> 'Paste' and 'Paste Shortcut' will not be visible, when there is no content
> on the Notepad, supposedly.
> If you still would like me to send the report you asked for, please, let
me
> know. I'd be glad to accomodate.
> Thanks for sticking with me on this, Jack.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:un7LkqVEFHA.3992@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Your report sounds suspiciously like a virus infection to me, Harry.
> >
> > I don't recognize your "nirext" file.
> > This is the tool I wanted you to find:
> > ShellExView v1.10 - Shell Extensions Manager
> > Copyright (c) 2003 - 2004 Nir Sofer
> > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
> >
> > In any event, if you have a good ShellExView report, I recommend posting
> it
> > here as an attachment, so Mike M can examine it.
> > I will look, too, but he is far more likely to be able to help you with
> this
> > issue.
> > N.B. This tool is only a reporting aid, not a disinfection tool. You
use
> > it to find the problem and then manually fix the pest or
misconfiguration.
> >
> > HTH,
> > --
> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > ------
> > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > news:eRYtrtKEFHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > > Jack:
> > >
> > > I really appreciate everyone's input, but it seems, the more
> > > I doctor around, the more trouble I encounter.
> > > While I was in the process of downloading and unzipping the 'nirext'
> file,
> > > strange things happened, to the extend that
> > > the explorer froze with a distorted desktop picture.
> > > Before that I lost my zip drive temporarily, after it changed its
drive
> > > letter for a while.
> > > Being back to normal now (hopefully), I intend to leave things alone.
I
> > did
> > > run the application a bit with no negative consquences. Maybe
something
> > else
> > > was giving me trouble but, nonetheless, no more extravagances.
> > > Thank you very much, Jack.
> > >
> > > Harry.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> > > news:%23e6BBSIEFHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > Harry, you may wish to investigate the use of ShellExView from Nil
> > Sofer,
> > > at
> > > > www.nirsoft.net
> > > >
> > > > This is a really neat and powerful tool for examining shell
> extensions.
> > > > Mike Maltby just recently pointed me to it, so I am not very
> experienced
> > > > with it, ... but he is, and can help you sort out your "context
menu"
> > > > issues.
> > > > Mr. Sofer has some interesting and helpful links on this issue, too,
> at
> > > his
> > > > site.
> > > >
> > > > Highly recommended.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > And any file named "spool.32.exe" is a real candidate for malware,
> IMO.
> > I
> > > > bet Chris Quirke already knows about it.
> > > > --
> > > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > > >
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > > ------
> > > > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > > > news:o lENGiFEFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > >
> > > > > Jack and Jim:
> > > > >
> > > > > The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
> > > > > Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
> > > > > Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are concerned,
I
> > > > > probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
> > > > > On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
> > > > > so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
> > > > > Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
> > > > > Thank you both, Jim and Jack.
> > > > >
> > > > > Harry.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
> message
> > > > > news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > Jim and Harry,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > > > > > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file with
> > > > possibly
> > > > > > two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > > > > > Or a typo?
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > > > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > >
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > > > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > > > > ------
> > > > > > "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > webster72n wrote:
> > > > > > > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > > > > > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > > > > > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print
> spooler
> > > > > > > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain
> Internet
> > > > > access.
> > > > > > If
> > > > > > > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a
> > (potentially
> > > > > > > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > > > > > > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > > > > > > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> > > > > > >
Anonymous
February 14, 2005 11:55:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Congrats on your success!

System Restore and Backup are your friends!

--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:uHju9pWEFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Jack:
>
> I probably sounded wrong in my post reply to you..
> Please accept my apologies, it wasn't meant that way.
> I just couldn't understand how a virus, or anything else,
> could have gotten into my system with all the protection I have, Almost
> immediately prior to the incidence I had done a thorough check with every
> single utility.
> I am sure it wasn't the link you provided, giving me the trouble. And I
> don't even know what actually caused it.
> The way things straightened out, is next to miraculous to me, since I
can't
> remember what in particular I had done
> to eleviate my problems.
> Nonetheless, all is well know and I intend to keep it that way.
> Thanks a million, Jack.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:uvRSiwVEFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Examine Nil Sofer's ShellExView report for any references to "Arrange
> Icons"
> > or "Lineup icons", and/or similar items, in the context menu.
> > Look for a report of any problems with any of them.
> >
> > Of course, if these particular context menu functions are part of the
core
> > Windows GUI, and not COM objects, you will see nothing about them in
> Sofer's
> > report.
> > --
> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > ------
> > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23nfcVuJEFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > > Mart:
> > >
> > > I already tried that one, but without success.
> > > My last resort maybe the link Jack provided in his post above. Wish me
> > luck.
> > > Thank you, Mart.
> > >
> > > Harry.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> > > news:eYiXdZJEFHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > Harry,
> > > >
> > > > Maybe... Possibly.. "scanreg /fix" (using the same method as
> "scanreg
> > > > /restore" - but you are not confronted by a selection of dates. It
> just
> > > > 'does it'.
> > > >
> > > > Mart
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > > > news:uhWgyLIEFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello George:
> > > > >
> > > > > Finally a reply, thank you.
> > > > > But how can I correct it without a major "makeover"?
> > > > > Google didn't have an answer either and neither did anyone in a
tech
> > > > > forum,
> > > > > at least so far.
> > > > > Thanks for trying, George.
> > > > >
> > > > > Harry.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "George Gee" <george.nomaps@ntlworld.xom> wrote in message
> > > > > news:%23I6Na0HEFHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > > >> Harry
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The 'Paste', and 'Paste Shortcut' options will be 'blanked out'
> > > > >> if you don't have anything copied to the clip board.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Not sure about the 'Arrange Icons', & 'Line up icons' these are
> > always
> > > > >> available on my box!
> > > > >>
> > > > >> George Gee
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> *webster72n* has posted this message:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> > When right-clicking on desktop. there are four out of eight
items
> > > > >> > blanked out. They are 'Arrange Icons', 'Line up Icons', 'Paste'
> and
> > > > >> > 'Paste Shortcut'.
> > > > >> > Is it supposed to be that way and, if not, how can I fix it?
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Harry.
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 14, 2005 2:48:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jack:

It is a pleasure being here with people like you.
I am the one who must thank you and I do it whole heartedly.
Thanks to you and all those contributing in this NG.

Harry.

"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:e9mreypEFHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> I confirm your results of disabling and enabling the "Show Desktop items"
> checkbox.
> Never knew that before, Harry. Thank you.
> I do very little "customization" of this box so that I am presumably
seeing
> what most users posting in this ng are seeing.
> Never noticed this wrinkle before.
>
> And so we don't need any file/report for Mike M.
>
> I congratulate you on your patience and persistence.
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:euRfIuXEFHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >
> > Jack:
> >
> > In th hope *not* to duplicate myself, I am resending this reply, because
> > indications are the first one got lost.
> > To be sure, I am going to submit my PC to another thorough checkup.
> > By trial and error I was able to find the solution to my
> > initial request. 'Arrange Icons' and 'Line up Icons' becomes
automatically
> > visible, when checking 'Show desktop Items'. I usually have it disabled.
> > 'Paste' and 'Paste Shortcut' will not be visible, when there is no
content
> > on the Notepad, supposedly.
> > If you still would like me to send the report you asked for, please, let
> me
> > know. I'd be glad to accomodate.
> > Thanks for sticking with me on this, Jack.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> > news:un7LkqVEFHA.3992@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > Your report sounds suspiciously like a virus infection to me, Harry.
> > >
> > > I don't recognize your "nirext" file.
> > > This is the tool I wanted you to find:
> > > ShellExView v1.10 - Shell Extensions Manager
> > > Copyright (c) 2003 - 2004 Nir Sofer
> > > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
> > >
> > > In any event, if you have a good ShellExView report, I recommend
posting
> > it
> > > here as an attachment, so Mike M can examine it.
> > > I will look, too, but he is far more likely to be able to help you
with
> > this
> > > issue.
> > > N.B. This tool is only a reporting aid, not a disinfection tool. You
> use
> > > it to find the problem and then manually fix the pest or
> misconfiguration.
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > > --
> > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > >
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > ------
> > > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > > news:eRYtrtKEFHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > >
> > > > Jack:
> > > >
> > > > I really appreciate everyone's input, but it seems, the more
> > > > I doctor around, the more trouble I encounter.
> > > > While I was in the process of downloading and unzipping the 'nirext'
> > file,
> > > > strange things happened, to the extend that
> > > > the explorer froze with a distorted desktop picture.
> > > > Before that I lost my zip drive temporarily, after it changed its
> drive
> > > > letter for a while.
> > > > Being back to normal now (hopefully), I intend to leave things
alone.
> I
> > > did
> > > > run the application a bit with no negative consquences. Maybe
> something
> > > else
> > > > was giving me trouble but, nonetheless, no more extravagances.
> > > > Thank you very much, Jack.
> > > >
> > > > Harry.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
message
> > > > news:%23e6BBSIEFHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > > Harry, you may wish to investigate the use of ShellExView from Nil
> > > Sofer,
> > > > at
> > > > > www.nirsoft.net
> > > > >
> > > > > This is a really neat and powerful tool for examining shell
> > extensions.
> > > > > Mike Maltby just recently pointed me to it, so I am not very
> > experienced
> > > > > with it, ... but he is, and can help you sort out your "context
> menu"
> > > > > issues.
> > > > > Mr. Sofer has some interesting and helpful links on this issue,
too,
> > at
> > > > his
> > > > > site.
> > > > >
> > > > > Highly recommended.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > And any file named "spool.32.exe" is a real candidate for malware,
> > IMO.
> > > I
> > > > > bet Chris Quirke already knows about it.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > > > ------
> > > > > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > > > > news:o lENGiFEFHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Jack and Jim:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The extra period is there and definitely no 'typo'.
> > > > > > Which means I am going to keep this item blocked.
> > > > > > Where the disabled items on the desktop right click are
concerned,
> I
> > > > > > probably will do without them, because I don't use them anyway.
> > > > > > On my stand-by Pc with Win98 I have the same thing,
> > > > > > so I figure it is supposed to be that way.
> > > > > > Maybe that's why nobody else is responding to it..
> > > > > > Thank you both, Jim and Jack.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Harry.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
> > message
> > > > > > news:o NEfKSEEFHA.1188@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > Jim and Harry,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Harry previously wrote ""SPOOL.32.EXE".
> > > > > > > Note the period between "spool" and "32", so we have a file
with
> > > > > possibly
> > > > > > > two extensions, ... just as one might expect for malware.
> > > > > > > Or a typo?
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > > > > > > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > > > > > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > > > > > > ------
> > > > > > > "Jim Eshelman" <newsgroups@NSaumha.org> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:%23v5XgZ$DFHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > > > > webster72n wrote:
> > > > > > > > > I did get a warning by Sygate about a "SPOOL.32.EXE"
> > > > > > > > > trying to gain access and I blocked it. Was I right?
> > > > > > > > > Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > SPOOL32.EXE is a legitimate Windows component - the print
> > spooler
> > > > > > > > executable - but I can't think why it would need to gain
> > Internet
> > > > > > access.
> > > > > > > If
> > > > > > > > the other period is in there, then this is definitely a
> > > (potentially
> > > > > > > > malicious) spoofing of the real file.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Jim Eshelman, MS-MVP Windows/Security
> > > > > > > > Windows Support Center: http://aumha.org/
> > > > > > > > AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/
> > > > > > > >
>
>
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