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Folder IS Desktop, and 024 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection


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#1 seanb

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:33 AM

I recently had to deal with a pretty nasty Malware/Virus. i dont know which one, I didn't bother to read the logs of the virus detectors as I was removing it, I just kept working on getting it gone.

I think it's gone now, but i'm left with one annoying side effect. I'm including a screenshot of my desktop. It's a folder. It's actually on TOP of my desktop, and it's a real folder. I can click on the 2 icons there, and they will open. If i try to move any icons around my desktop, it thinks i'm trying to put them INTO that folder.

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Now, if i go into hijack this, i find this line, I assume the issues are related.

024 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection (no file)

I cannot remove this with hijackthis. I select it, click Fix, then click scan.... and it's still there. I've got Adaware, Hijackthis (latest), Malwarebites, and none of them seem to care about the issue, or my lack of a desktop.

EDIT: add spybot s&d to the list of programs i've tried. It found a couple registry entries for smitfraud, but it didnt' get me my desktop back.

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#2 seanb

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

OMG i got it on my own. You have no idea how happy i am. I'm going to post this solution for search and archival purposes.

One of the above programs, not sure which one, finally unlocked the window. Scrolling my mouse to the top of the screen allowed me to pull down the window, and close the little bugger.

WOOHOO!

But i still have the 024 thing in my hijackthis, and it still wont remove. I'd appreciate help on this one just for peace of mind.

Edited by seanb, 17 October 2008 - 02:22 PM.


#3 chryssi2001

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:34 AM

Hello seanb,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is too busy.

If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log following my instructions below.
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RENAME HIJACKTHIS

Using Windows Explore by right-clicking the Start button and left clicking Explore navigate to:
C:\Documents and Settings\Chanel\Desktop\desktop backup\mvid\HiJackThis.exe

Right-click on HijackThis.exe & select Rename to scanner.exe and post back a new Hijackthis log.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 02:41 AM

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