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GUSMAN

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Hi
Had something on the pc it kept popping up about spyware. I managed to get rid of it using hijack this But I have a blue desktop now with a warning about spyware and I cant get rid of it.

If I go into desktop properties it is disabled, it looks like a hidden file would look like. so I cant choose another one, and making a pic as a desktop background wont work, ne ideas ??
much app

Gus
 
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Can ya take a screenshot and show us what ya mean? Just hit the prtscrn (printscreen) button while looking at the desktop and then open paint and click on edit/paste. Then save as a .jpg.
 

GUSMAN

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This is what my desktop settings are in the registry

Cheers

Gus
 

Cheeseball81

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3 things you can try...

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 info" or similar. If it is there, select that entry and click the "Delete" button. Click OK then Apply and OK.

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Save the following REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/wallpaperenable.reg

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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 "Can not find script file "blah blah blah" then don't worry just doubleclick the cleandesktop.vbs script again 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.

I have included another vbs 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 prefered picture press apply & then ok to exit and then press F5

You will need to do this step for every user account.
 

GUSMAN

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Yay the third on worked mate very very much appreciated

Have a good xmas and New Yaer

Cheers

Gus
 

Cheeseball81

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You're welcome :)
Merry Christmas

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