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How To Remove Small Wallpaper-like On Desktop


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#1 gneb

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:32 PM

i downloaded a spider man picture before and had set it as my wallpaper, then i think i had clicked on something, i don't remember what, that a smaller spider man picture showed also on the desktop background. i've been trying to remove that small one, but it doesn't want to get lost... i even changed my wallpaper already but the small :spidy:spider man is still there. pls help. by the way, this is how it looks..... er... have another problem... i don't know how to show the picture here from my computer :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:47 AM

If you got this image from some sort of wallpaper site with popups and advertising then you probably have some spyware. I recomend a spyware scan to remove it (if that is the problem).

If you post the website name you got the image fromand a screenshot of your desktop, I will be able to help you more.

(To post a screen shot of your desktop press PrintScreen on your keyboard (right side of keyboard - right next to backspace button then go to pain and press Paste. Save the picture then post it by selecting Insert Image underneatyh fonts in the post window and I will be able to help you more

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:09 AM

i was trying to paste the image here but a messagebox is showing that i need to put the URL of the image. i don't have the URL since the picture is saved here in my computer. and there's no option of browsing the computer for the image

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:25 AM

You need to upload the picture to an image hosting service such as PhotoBucket, and then link to that in your message post. You cannot paste an image directly into your post.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:20 PM

oh yeah, right, sorry! here now.. there's the little spidey..
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:18 AM

Mabye the spiderman picture has actually been pasted into the actuall WindowsXP wallpapers. Try setting a different wallpaper (not the WindowsXP ones, just a photo that you have) and see if the problem occurs. Also spyware on your computer may be pasting it over the wallpapers as they are set. But I doubt that is what it is doing. But try it then tell us if the image still appears.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:21 AM

Well...I would just do a search for that particular downloaded image...and then manually delete it.

Search: Start/Search...type in *.jpg (if it's a .jpg) or *.bmp (if it's a .bmp file) or *.gif (if it's a .gif file). Chances are it's one of those formats if it came from the Web.

You can also manually check the file folder where your downloads automatically go. If you don't know where this is, just download a simple graphic now and pay attention to the file folder it goes to.

I just did a test on my system and the file itself should be in C:/Docs&Settings/YourName/Application Data/Microsoft/Internet Explorer. Just look at the images there until you find the correct one, then delete it. The file may be corrupted, which would account for its unwillingness to disappear.

It will have the file name Internet Explorer Wallpaper.

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