For you, the issue should have gone after fresh install. See if the virus exists in other drives. Use roguekiller, malwarebytes or etc virus scanning tools.
My pc doesn't have any virus in hdd so it didn't occur again after reset or restore.
There is a Trojan named zeroaccess which breaks folder view settings and desktop auto arrange, you can find more info on google as well as solution here but that isn't the same virus affected to my computer. It might be different and its way of breaking settings. None of antivirus could find it.
because the issue came back immediately after I updated the Windows last time.
I've just formatted my PC and it's already been 2 days that it has no issue.
The different this time is... I did not remove all modern apps and metro apps.
I downloaded free mp4 to mp3 converter from cnet yesterday and ESET gave me a warning so I let it delete the file and did not install it. Every boot after that or hitting f5/refresh completely resets my desktop icons positions and size. I scale them way down, but they just resize when I reboot and reposition if I refresh/reboot. Dunno if it has something to do with something having corrupted, but installed premiere CS2 and that unwated install warning are all that have happened in the past day since this started....
illustrator and photoshop cs2 were already on here and illustrator cs2 has some color issues where it can reset class color themes while it's running, but that's never been a problem... I'm assuming premiere is not the cause =[ really annoying unless I want to name everything 0. Computer, 1.Recycle Bin, etc
and now the issue came back.. i have setup desktop icons small and it becomes mediums size again and keeps arranging on it's own after reboot just like what happen in the past.. this just happened recently i don't know if it's anti virus i got eset nod32 antivirus 7.. it happened after i've made changes on the battery sleep and power settings from high performance to recommended by dell settings without unplugging i mean it's charging when i do the restart and then when it came back it's a mess again... and another problem occur while the laptop is shutdown it keeps discharging until 0% from 100% within 4-5hrs i guess completely drain...
On fresh install of Windows 10 PRO 64 Bit with or without windows update with only Eset Smart Security 8 or with office, ccleaner, adobe, mozilla, cdburnerxp the ISSUE "
Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving " COME OUT ONLY AFTER ESET detect virus or adware or PUA ...
i download CCLEANER and Eset detect as PUA after reboot .... icon position not saving ...
i TEST IT on 1 desktop, 1 notebook for 4 time every time new installation
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