See if this method of removing active desktop items helps
I use win XP pro and I have anti spyware acive on my PC. In fact I use Ad-ware, Spybot-Search&Destroy. My computer is running smoothly but I recently got a message which states;
system has detected spyware activity
The annoying thing is that I can't detect what it is. The message appears on black backgroud right in the middle of my desktop.
I've managed to get rid of the message but the actual location where it was sitting remains blank. To me its like the spyware thing is still running in the background. The reason for this suspicion is the fact that I can't get back my normal desktop because of that patch in the middle. Please help.