Desktop and profile hijacked
Posted on 2005-03-30
this machine running windows xp home. service pack one, with all patches applied.The desktop has been hijacked and replaced by a desktop.html that lives in the windows folder. I have run (in this order, Spybot 1.3 updated, Ad-aware updated, A2 updated, spywaresweeper updated, microsoft antispyware updated, CWshredder, house call online scan. They all now say that my computer is clean. On the next reboot, the desktop gets hijacked again. I have deleted the desktop.html, it just makes the picture go away. the desktop is still locked. No right click. When I go into control panel to display, customize, web, nothing is checked. the only thing in there is " my home page" but it is not checked. IF I check it, I get my home page ontop of the hijacked picture. I can not change the theme, or the background picture. It will not let me select anything. On and on the next reboot the desktop.html comes back. It is a RED screen with a anti-spyware ad in it. I created a new profile and after 2 reboots the problem came to that profile as well.
this is day 4 of trying to figure this one out. any help would be great.