Hi guys i wa speaking to my brother last nite who was trying to open a website it said he needed Adobe pdf , so he downloaded this and was able to see the site ,however after he noticed that all the desktop icons had adobe signs in them, my question is why did this happen and how does he restore icons back to there original appearance

he is running windows 7

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  1. The only icons that should have changed were any PDFs that were saved to his desktop. Are you sure all of them changed?

    If so, try this, right click on the desktop and select Personalize. Then select Change Desktop Icons. Select (enable) the "Allow themes to change desktop icons" box. Click OK or Apply. Then, select another theme and let it change the icons (be sure to apply the theme) and then change back to the original theme (if desired).

    This should do the trick.

    Also, I would suggest he also download, install, update, and conduct a full scan with malwarebytes ( to make sure he didn't get any nasties along the way of installing Adobe Reader (if he got Adobe Reader from any other site than, this is a strong possibility.

    Good luck!
  2. ta will check this out
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