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How To Restore Desktop After Bat/fake.privdanger Removal


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#1 yakimashi

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:46 AM

Hi,
I successfully removed the bat/fake.privdanger virus from my computer following the instructions I found on this site.

cleaned cache and cookies in IE
cleaned cache and cookies in Firefox
cleaned other temp. files using cleanmgr
downloaded and ran Malwarebytes Anti Malware
downloaded and ran Combo fix
downloaded and ran SDFix

SDFIx did not find any trojans

NOW - my desktop is still white, all the icons have a blue underlay and I cannot find anything on how to get it back to where it was.

What is going on? What do I need to do?

Thanks!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:51 AM

Hello and welcome to BC.
Please give this a shot.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Display. Click on the "Desktop" tab, then the "Customize Desktop..." button.
Click on the "Web" tab, then under Web Pages, uncheck everything and look for any of the following:
Security Info
Warning Message
Security Desktop
Warning Homepage
Privacy Protection
Desktop Uninstall

If present, select each entry and click the Delete button.
Also, make sure the Lock desktop items box is unchecked. Click "Ok", then "Apply" and "Ok".
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:47 PM

Thanks a million! This worked!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:41 PM

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:06 PM

aye, goot idead to remove old restore points




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