How come my sidebar gadgets will not work after removing a trojan?

by on November 1, 2010

Q: I’m having an odd problem with my Windows 7 Sidebar. I recently had a trojan virus that I was able to delete successfully from my computer, but now I can’t do anything with my sidebar. When I click on one of the gadgets to bring it up, all I get is a little white box. I’ve tried deleting all the gadgets and reinstalling them, but to no avail. Any ideas?

4 Responses to “How come my sidebar gadgets will not work after removing a trojan?”

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    Thanks for the info. Luckily, everything came back when I loaded a restore point. Still not exactly sure what happened, but I’ll make a note of the above article if it should happen again…


    Great. Just to be safe you might want to run a full anti-virus scan on your computer, just to make sure that the restore point doesn’t have the infection!


    That’s an excellent idea. I found the original virus files with Malwarebytes, so I think I try that again. Funny though, that when it first installed it wasn’t found by my McAfee..
    Anyway, thanks again.