A new malware tool called "ThinkPoint" has been affecting both Windows 7 and Windows XP systems. This "free" software poses as a virus scanner but actually disables your Windows taskbar and desktop icons. ThinkPoint is also known as "hotfix.exe".
To disable the ThinkPoint application:
1. Press CRL + ALT + DEL to launch the Windows Task Manager.
2. Click on the Processes tab.
3. Find the process called "hotfit.exe". Select the program and click End Process.
This will temporarily disable the ThinkPoint application, but you will need to permanently remove the program from your system. Follow these instructions from Microsoft Support to run a Full Service Scan »
Microsoft Support. How to remove ThinkPoint from your computer.
PC Tools. Remove ThinkPoint.
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