You have a Virus


When I move the mouse pointer over the desktop icons, they (the icons) dance around the screen interchanging their positions constantly. This makes it extremely difficult to actually get the mouse pointer over a required icon in order to open an application, etc. Re-starting the computer solves the problem for a short time (maybe 5 minutes) after which the problem returns. I have tried Scan Disk, Disk Cleanup and Defrag, but can't eliminate this effect.


This question was answered on October 23, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


It sounds like you have the PE_Magistr.B virus.Please backup whatever you want to backup After you backup the files you might have to re-format your hard drive and start over again Before you do this, please go to and on the left side,click on the PE_magistr_B virus.There is a tool trend micro has to take care of this particular virus They have a step by step procedure on getting rid of this virus.PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MAKE BACKUP COPIES OF YOUR WIN.INI AND SYSTEM.INI FILES!!!!Trend Micro's Corp support number is

888-608-1009 They also have a Virus support line at virus doctor

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on October 23, 2002