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Desktop Bckground Has Been Disabled By Spyshredder


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#1 cblfrd

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:41 PM

i was surfing the internet. when i opened a website, i got a download from spyshredder. it said my computer was infected with spyware. when it stopped my background was gone. i then tried to redo my wallpaper the control panel said that feature was disabled and the administrater woukd need to be contacted. how do i fix this problem. i uninstalled the spyshredder and ran the windows live one care antivirus program. it said that there was no virus or spyware on my computer. :thumbsup:

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Edited by TMacK, 08 October 2007 - 01:18 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:55 AM

Spyshredder is a harmful program masquerading as Anti-spyware.Look here for instuctions on removing it:

Instuctions on removing Spyshredder
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:00 PM

I didn't use spyshredder but my background has been deleted off from my display mode how do I bring it back?

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:04 AM

Even though you didn't use it, it still is installed, and therefore is still causing problems. Follow the link Rustendrage gave you to remove it.

EDIT: My suggestion, try using Firefox in the future. Most viruses & spyware won't install automatically with it, or give fake security alerts (like the one you got that installed the spyware). Link.

Edited by madman6510, 29 December 2007 - 12:06 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:25 AM

Yes Please use the REmoval Tutorial
How to remove SpyShredder or Spy-Shredder (Removal Instructions)

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:50 AM

When you finish following the instructions in the tutorial, do this.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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