Adware, Spyware? Red Desktop with Ad
Posted on 2005-04-06
I must have picked up some adware or who knows what. The system seems to be running, but my desktop is not my desktop. It has been taken over with a red background with a black box in the center. In big red letters it says DANGER SPYWARE and they want me to buy their solution for $59...I don't think so. The link is to smart-security.com
I have run Adaware several times, Norton Antivirus with updated definitions several times. I found a "UCMore" and followed the instructions on Symantecs site, but that was of no help. Even removed entries in registry as instructed and under program files etc.
I cannot right click on the desktop. It ALMOST appears that this is covering my desktop. If I go into DISPLAY thru the way of the control panel, it will not allow me to change the image. So it seems to be attacking that too.
Any idea how to get rid of this and get me back to normal?