DESKTOP.INI is a System file which is responsible for customizing the view of the parent folder under which it is placed. The visibility property of this file is set to false by default , hence we are not able to view it most of the time. This file can be used for changing many appearance attributes of the folder such as back ground image, icon etc.
IS DESKTOP.INI FILE A VIRUS
By default Desktop.ini is used by windows operating system to customize the appearance of the folder inside which it is placed. But most of time it has been seen that the virus infections are carried out via this file name. Since it is a trusted file to the windows environment in most cases it was found that the exploits are carried out via this file. If you have a doubt about this file being infected just double click the file or open it with notepad to see the code inside it. If it has more than three lines of code you have a high chance that your system has been infected. Scan it trough antivirus and anti-spyware programs to be safe.
DESKTOP.INI ACCESS DENIED or CORRUPTED
If you’re not able to open this file and your system is showing “DESKTOP.INI ACCESS DENIED” message, or “CORRUPTED” message, your computer has high probability of been infected by some malicious program and you need to immediately scan your computer in order to be safe. Best options are free antivirus provided by AVAST, AVG and AVIRA or if you want to scan online just visit the official NORTON website and run a free scan. Remember this scan is provided for free only 1 time, so you better keep up a steady net connection. Also if you already have an antivirus in your system, UPGRADE the virus definition and run a full system scan of your computer.
DESKTOP.INI WINDOWS XP WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS SEVEN
Being an inseparable part of windows mainframe skeleton, DESKTOP.INI can be found in all windows operating systems including XP, VISTA and SEVEN. The main and sole purpose of this program is to handle the customization part of the parent folder which includes the icon, folder back ground, type declaration and create thumbnail views of the files that are inside the folder. It is generally found inside “C:\Windows\System32” folder and it is not visible by default, inside all Microsoft OS including windows XP, windows Vista and Windows Seven.
DESKTOP.INI CODE FOR COMMAND PROMPT
You can easily call desktop.ini function from command prompt by typing its own name, “desktop.ini”.
After typing the code in the command prompt you will get this window:
DESKTOP.INI TROJAN AND MALWARE
In most of the cases it was found that a visible DESKTOP.INI file is not a virus but has just become visible after you have installed a new program or application. Sometimes it also been reported to have become visible after your computer have crashed suddenly or your system have found corrupt syste
m files. Under such cases the best option would be to hide them again. In order to do so complete information is provide below.
Now for those who are really a victim of this virus the most simple steps would be to disable it from the startup first. To do that go to RUN–à type MSCONFIG -à go to STARTUP tab.
Now you will see the complete list of all start up programs of your system. Now if you find something name desktop.ini or anything with suspicious names such as tyuprh.exe or gtyru.exe or qwxcstd.exe disable them as well by UNCHECKING the box before them.
The system will now ask you to restart your system. Save all of your data and RESTART. If the problem persists Read the DESKTOP.INI CORRUPTED section.
DESKTOP.INI HIDE, DELETE, REMOVE FROM DESKTOP
I have found that there are many users who are very frustrated for this file being visible in their systems. The most irritating factor is the desktop appearance of this file which totally kills the beautiful view, especially in windows vista and windows seven. So in order to get rid of this problem, JUST HIDE THEM AGAIN!!! This is how it can be done.
Open My Computer — >
Organize —– > Folder and Search Option ——- >
View ——-> select “don’t show hidden files and folders” —- > Select OK.
By now we all know that DSesktop.ini is used by windows system to personalize the look and feel of the containing folder, so that means that we too can modify it manually according to our needs. But since many of the users will find it difficult to do it manually, you can use this PROGRAM to do so. Complete instruction is provided inside the file.
MOST IMPORTANT: Run the File as ADMINISTRATOR or else it will not work. Enjoy.
DESKTOP.INI VIRUS REMOVAL TOOL
The best removal tool that I have come across is to scan your PC online from reliable NORTON website. They provide free scan for your PC and will clear any infections present. After you are done scanning and cleaning they will ask you to buy their product, just close the window and you won’t be bothered again. After that install free antivirus from AVG, AVAST or AVIRA and your system will be protected completely now.
DESKTOP.INI THREAT LEVEL:
It’s a very MODERATE category threat and if the removal is carried out as prescribed above you are sure to get rid of it.