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Annoyin Spyware.......Help needed

Posted on 2005-04-07
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Hi Friends,
I was visiting some adult sites..when i got some spywares on my system.Like  I am getting a black desktop image..with the following message:

WARNING MESSAGE
You'RE in Danger
.................
................
Secure yourself right now
Remove all spyware from your PC!

I ran AdAware SE,Spybot Search&Destroy.Even downloaded Spyware Blaster and Microsoft Xp Spyware removal(beta)...but it's still there.I cant even change my desktop background or browse the hotmail site.Do you guys have any clues..how to remove this.Thanking you in advance.
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Question by:harmeek_80
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by:rossfingal
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Hi!

Try this Desktop/Taskbar fix (vbs) -
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/xp_taskbar_desktop_fixall.vbs

Might work!  :)

RF
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by:harmeek_80
ID: 13727791
Hi friends,
I am waiting for replies......using a anti-virus called "avast".....the internet explorer is working fine with hotmail....and the black screen from the desktop has also been removed.But I am still not able to change my desktop.Right now,there's a white desktop that flickers to light brown back and forth and this is continously happening...making things more annoying......Any Clues..anybody
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by:harmeek_80
ID: 13727886
Thanks rossfingal,
But that didn't worked.If you want to see my desktop image,you can click this link:
http://www.geocities.com/mickscool/desktop.JPG
See,if that helps.
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rossfingal earned 600 total points
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Hi!

Check these locations for places that OS loads background images from:
%Systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper
%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures (& sub-folders)
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
%ProgramFiles%\Plus!\Themes (& sub-folders)

Look for things like "desktop.html" - hta files, etc.
Any questions let us know.
What operating system is this?

RF
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by:harmeek_80
ID: 13728019
Thanks rossfingal,
I got that solved..anyways i would hand you the points for trying to help me out.Here's the solution:

Go to the Control Panel and select Display
or Right click on the desktop and select properties
or Start -> Run and type desk.cpl
Click the Desktop tab
Click Customize Desktop...
Click the Web tab
select the Web page and click delete
clear the check box [] Lock desktop items
Click OK
Click Apply
Click OK

p.s:My o.s was XP.Cheers!!!
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by:rossfingal
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Hi!

Glad you got it fixed!

Check those locations anyway - just to make sure somethings not "left-over"  :)

Regards!

RF
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