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Wallpaper Says Warning Spyware Detected On Your Computer


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#1 mcgyver69

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 05:02 PM

my wallpaper says "Warning spyware detected on your computer! install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer. when i try run a program that i installed to remove it, when i click on the icon on the desktop to run the program nothing happens, the program will not run. none of them will run. AVG , SPYBOT , HIJACKTHIS, no removal tool will run. I had spyware called SPYAXE ( i think) on my computer that would pop up a bubble in the bottom right of the screen from a red X but it went away and this other problem popped up. i tried running in safe mode but it made no difference. i am extremly frustrated and need help thanks

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

Run the following fix:

How to remove the Smitfraud / Generic Zlob / Quicknavigate / Virtual Maid

After that run a full system scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:25 PM

That fixed my problem with getting programs to run, but my wallpaper is still showing the warning about Spyware. I had to remove a program called Antivirus XP 2008, which I heard was responsible for the wallpaper. Maybe I did not remove it correctly because the wallpaper still shows the warning. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your timely response.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:30 PM

What happens if you try to change the wallpaper?

Right-click on the Desktop, select Properties and then the Desktop tab.
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:37 PM

there is not a desktop tab. only Themes, Appearance and Settings

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:16 PM

Try the following link:

Desktop Tab Missing from Display Properties
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:20 PM

Hello mcgyver69,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/153953/hijackthis-log-from-my-computer-i-need-help/ Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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