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#1 nerdking


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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:14 AM

ok heres a list of everything thats skrewy
1.a warning message on my desktop thats says "warning spyware detected on your computer install a spyware or antivirus to clean your computer" the weird thing is you cant click on it or move it it seems to have just replaced my desktop wallpapper
2.when i right click on my desktop and hit propertys 2 tabs are missing the ones that deal with my wallpaper and desktop setings and icons
3.my computer has slowed down

heres what ive done so far
1.ran bittdefender and removed the hramfull trojens and other viruses
2.download antispy bot 2008 trail sacned and removed some things manuly in my registry
3.rebooted my computer

so far what ive done is got rid of the viruses but there must be something hidden deep in my computer to cause the problems above. if you need something i didnt includ just say so and ill get it. plez help me

NOTE: plez dont make fun of my bad spelling

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#2 nerdking

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:26 AM

oh almost forgot
im running on windows xp
and when i start up my automatic updates are always turned off

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:39 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Instructions with screenshots if needed.

Use the Desktop Reset tool to reset your desktop back to the windows default settings. (scroll down)
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