zeebell, Follow the instructions at the link below to correct your icon problem.
If you need to delete the ShellIconCache file (it has no extension) which is a hidden file go into Folder Options and under the View tab set it to show hidden files. Then do a search for files and folders and type in "ShellIconCache" (without the quotes) and click OK. When you find that file just right click it and choose "Delete" and restart your computer. Windows will rebuild that file during the restart.
Gateway Select 400 PC; Windows 98SE; 160MB RAM; IE 6 SP1
My icons keep changing on 1 .doc file ? not necessarily the same file either, just a .doc file.
I made a post re: this matter in Virus Alerts and Marianna posted back saying she?d had this happen too and had no clue.
This started the end of last week after I?d downloaded updates to AVG and Ad-aware. The icon for a .doc file changes. The first time it happened it showed a yellow file folder with what appeared to look like a sundial. After about 90 minutes it changed back to the normal icon.
The next day it happened again to a .doc file, but this time changed to the AVG icon. Since that time, it seems like at some point, the icon for a .doc file changes to the AVG icon for awhile then changes back.
Only things I?ve downloaded are the latest security patch from Windows Update, and Ad-aware and AVG updates. I?ve run a virus scan, Spybot, and Ad-aware and come up clean every time.
What is going on and do I need to be concerned about this?