Solved: Background Tab Missing in Display Properties

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Koutetsu

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Following a particularly annoying spyware attack, my background/wallpaper was replaced with a warning picture. ("warning! your computer infected...click here!...etc." typical spyware...)

After deleting Temp. Internet files, cookies, and running Hijack This, I went to set my wallpaper back to the picture I had before. But upon accessing the Display Properties window I discovered that the "Background" tab was no longer there. Damn that spyware. I hope someone can help me restore that tab. Thanks in advance.
 
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Run regedit and navigate to the following keys:

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\


You can right click on and delete any policy restrictions there -- or set the data value to 0
 
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Great, I'll mark the thread "Solved" then, but for future reference this option is also available to you in the Thread Tools menu.

You're most welcome for the help.
 
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