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    Some type of spywear virus problem.

    I'm not sure what it is, but it disabled the option for me to change my desktop.

    you can see my desktop here.

    I ran a spywear scan and it came up with something but then I deleted it, and yet it is still messed up.

    It wont let me change my homepage either.

    it set it to this

    If anybody is familiar with this I would like to know how to remove it.

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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    Well it sure is infected with something that looks like it has more to do with ADware rather than spyware. It just advertises all over the place. And that error looks like just the background changed. I think I found a way to cure it from another forum (clickie). Just read the posts down the line.

    Hope it helps. And in any case, be more careful while using the internet, do not use IE that much (as you have FF installed - make it default and delete that IE icon from the desktop so that even family members can't get to it easily) and do not click ok on any Javascript questions on sites you don't trust.
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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    if worst comes to worst.... bust out that xp disc and reinstall.... watch what site u visit...!!
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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Which Spyware removal tool did you use??? And have you tried the Microsoft Spyware Removal Beta available at http://www.microsoft.com/spyware/
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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    Yeah I have Microsoft Spyware Removal Beta and when I used it something came up and I deleted it right away and yet it is still there, but when whatever it is got some anti spywear program and downloaded itself onto my computer. It also added some weird folders and websites onto my favorites. Oh and thanks JEEB umm i havent yet tried your method but it look like it'll help.

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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    Well I had something like this a while ago, and I coudnt change my desktop or internet homepage either, but I got a program called "Spyware Doctor" and it helped loads, any kinda spyware or addware gets deleted everytime you run a scan, it's a pretty good program all in all and it updates itself every week, look into it....

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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    I had the exact same problem (heres my thread about it: Weird problem (Desktop options disabled) )

    There were some links that looked promising, but I wound up just having to format the harddrive.

    the background is actually an HTML page called "Desktop.html" in your windows directory, just delete that. It doesn't fix the problem, but it does get rid of the text.

    and I just thought of something, do you have system restore turned on? If so, try restoring to an previous date before this happed

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsbunnyz
    Well I had something like this a while ago, and I coudnt change my desktop or internet homepage either, but I got a program called "Spyware Doctor" and it helped loads, any kinda spyware or addware gets deleted everytime you run a scan, it's a pretty good program all in all and it updates itself every week, look into it....
    A link would be nice
    Last edited by aceman67; Jul 14, 2005 at 11:56 AM.

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    Re: Some type of spywear virus problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67
    A link would be nice
    Oh, ok sorry here you go, I think this is it

    spyware doctor

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