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Desktop wallpaper hijacked

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by qw111, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. qw111

    qw111 Thread Starter

    Oct 2, 2008
    Running windows xp
    My wallpaper on my computer changed itself to a white background with a box in the middle that states "warning spyware detected on your computer". I ran spybot and had it removed and changed the background back to normal. After booting up my comp a few hours after, the same thing occured and i had to run spybot to fix it. I'm looking for a way to permanently fix this, not temporarily.

    Thanks for reading. Any help is appreciated.

    Also, my virus scanner (PC-cillin: its pretty old and not really up to date) picked up something called EXPL_SSLICE.GEN. Not sure if it's related but it popped up in the middle of nowhere.
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

    Click here to download HJTInstall.exe
    • Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    • Click on Install.
    • It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    • Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
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