The first: I have two pieces of spyware on my computer that I can’t seem to get rid of. The only spyware removal program that even detects them is Spybot-Search and Destroy, and it can’t seem to remove them. I have all the latest updates to my programs and I even restarted in safe mode to try to remove the spyware, but it’s not budging. I created a log with HijackThis!, though, so my next step is showing that to someone who can interpret it.
The second: my desktop backgrounds aren’t displaying properly. I usually use one of the system-provided ones or a large picture of my own, and set it on “Stretch.” It always looks fine that way. I noticed lately, though, that there is some distortion and the pictures aren’t clear, but slightly pixellated, as if they’re being stretched too much. I have not changed any of the settings, to the best of my knowledge, and I can’t figure out what would cause this.
The third: my desktop icons look weird. They have ugly pale grey outlines around them. Occasionally my desktop will do this strange thing where the background is still there, but the icons appear briefly as just pale grey icon shapes with no text or detail to them.