This is driving me nuts. Every time I boot up, the desktop is white with a message saying "Active Desktop Recovery" and detailing ways to restore the Active Desktop. Fine, but I do not have it turned on! There is also a button to restore it.
I have seeked advice on another forum and they said to apply a new desktop wallpaper of "None", which worked! But now the problem is back - even though I have not altered anything to do with the desktop at all.
On boot up it also has a message asking if I want to allow ActiveX content to run. This has "Internet Explorer" as the title in the taskbar. Over time, if I leave this as it is, another identical window pops up, then later, another.
What is going on? I have searched for a virus but cannot find one.
By chance, I saw another computer screen running in a shop, which had the same Active Desktop Recovery message on the desktop. Perhaps this is a common problem caused by recent updates?
I am on Windows XP with all the latest patches.