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bullnutzz

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I followed instructions on this site for removing avgold, now i can not change my desktop, it will only allow me to use the default gif images, and there is now no web tab in my display options, should I just reinstall windows?
 

gjw

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what os you using try this
Go to Control Panel - Display. Click on the "Desktop" tab then click the "Customize Desktop" button. Click on the "Web" tab. Under "Web Pages" you should see an entry checked called something like "Security" or similar. Select that entry and click the "Delete" button. Click OK then
Apply and OK.
 

bullnutzz

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thanks for the speedy reply...
I am running xp pro sp2.
In custimize desktop, I have no web tab, it dissappeared after I followed the standard instructions for removing avgold. It is possible to change it through any other method?
Thanks foir the help.
 

gjw

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bullnutzz said:
thanks for the speedy reply...
I am running xp pro sp2.
In custimize desktop, I have no web tab, it dissappeared after I followed the standard instructions for removing avgold. It is possible to change it through any other method?
Thanks foir the help.
hi bullnutzz did you use flrman1's on the stickys at the top of the first page of security posts. if so post another hjt log, and I'm sure someone will reply.
 

bullnutzz

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I used advice from cookie in another forum:
Thanks for the advice,

Download and Save Cleandesktop to your computer from this link: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/cleandesktop.exe and double click on the cleandesktop.exe

It will automatically extract to c:\desktopclean where it needs to be to run and will automatically run the cleandesktop.vbs script.

If it doesn't open then go to c:\desktopclean and double click on the cleandesktop.vbs Do not run any other file from there please unless asked to.

If you have script blocking enabled you will get a warning about a malicious script wanting to run. Please allow this script to run. It is not malicious.

If you get a message when you first run it "Cannot find script file "blah blah blah" then don't worry just double click the cleandesktop.vbs script again as you sometimes get that message when a script blocker blocks the script.

It will then kill Explorer. You will lose your taskbar and desktop. It will repair the registry entries returning your normal desktop and context menu functions.

It will restart Explorer.

Once you have performed the big cleanup, each of the other Users on the System needs to be signed in to clean up their desktop and regain the right click.

Another vbs is included to do this. It is named Other Profiles Regfix.vbs

Have each User sign in and run Other Profiles Regfix.vbs.

Open C:\ (Go to Start – Run and type C: Press enter) and Open the c:\desktopclean folder. Double click on Other Profiles Regfix.vbs

Explorer will be ended and that user's active desktop registry entries will be repaired. Explorer will be restarted.

To restore the desktop to whatever picture you normally have right click on a blank part of desktop & select properties/desktop & select your preferred picture press apply & then ok to exit and then press F5.

You will need to do this step for every user account
 
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