Hello from Trinidad and Tobago
After a complaint of a very slow performing computer, I came across a windows XP computer with a desktop that contains an ever changing picture. I have witnessed a few and the user has reported to me that so far she has seen a picture of three men. a gift box, a close-up of a microphone, a lady, a cartoon picture of earth with a large antenna on the top.
I suspected that all was not kosher and upon checking realized that SP2 had not been installed. I installed Service pack 2, as well as did scans using Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v 10.1, Bit Defender Online Scan, Ad-aware 2007, Spybot Search & Destroy (and applied immunizations), and Spyware Doctor. I also installed and applied the immunizations from Spywareblaster.
Each scan by these applications indicated the presence of many virus and spyware, some of them indicating the presence of highly undesirable spyware/adware. i.e. High TAC ratings etc.
I ran each program and applied fixes until they no longer reported any viruses, spyware or adware, however the image is still there.
For some reason I can't use the windows search facility and even downloading Google desktop didn't work since it refuses to open.
Any suggestions before I backup the data and reformat the drive