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Had a problem with PestTrap, an annoying malware. I removed it but I believe it messed up my computer setting. The icons on my desktop are showing the color of background. My question is how do I restore back to the transparent icons?

Please note that my "Use drop shadow for icon label..." is already checked. The checkboxes in Display/Desktop/customize/web are all unchecked. I cannot figure out what else to do beside re-install Windows.

Thanks

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Have you tried changing the settings ,rebooting the computer and then changing back the setting back to what you want to accomplish

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Go to Control Panel, System Properties. Click Advanced at the top. Under Performance click the Settings button. Under Visual Effects put a dot in Adjust for best appearance. Apply the settings.

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Thanks for the replies, but nothing works at this point.
Guess the alternative is to match the icon color with the wallpaper

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You might need to update your video card settings. Also try creating a new user profile.

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Thanks for the replies, but nothing works at this point.
Guess the alternative is to match the icon color with the wallpaper

I have the same problem and have tried the same solutions in the thread.

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did you find out how to get your transparent icons back? if so, would you pleae tell me? I have been trying for hours and I do not know what else to do.
Thank you

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This worked for me:

A) Right click desktop > Properties > Desktop > Cuztomize Desktop > Web > Uncheck ALL Boxes

B) Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Adjust the contrast for text and colors on your screen > Uncheck "Use High Contrast"

You should be all good. Of course, this assumes you already have "Use drop shadow for icon label..." already checked.

Part B is what solved my problem, since I had already done A.

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