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#1 kdp


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:50 AM

can somebody please help!!! I've got this black screen covering my desktop with 'you're in danger message' but I can't get rid of it.


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:19 PM

press CTRL-ALT-DEL at the same time and end the task of whatever it is that's running.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:08 PM

Sounds like you're in danger of already being infected with malware:

Is your Anti-virus program current and updated? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:47 PM

If it's like the ones I've seen before, getting rid of the desktop problem is pretty easy. There should be a tiny line at the very top of your screen that is actually what's left of your desktop. What appears to be your new desktop is actually an installed desktop item. So you move your mouse cursor to the top of the screen where the tiny line is, right click, choose Properties, and you should get your Display Properties window. Go to the "Desktop" tab and click on the "Customize Desktop" button. Then click the "Web" tab. Delete every item in there except "My Current Home Page," which is probably unchecked anyway, since you're not likely to want to display that as your desktop.

IIRC, there should be an HTML file in your C:\Windows folder that is actually the desktop item. But this may not be the same threat.

Then you'll probably want to post a HijackThis! log in the Hijack forum here at Bleeping Computer to get cleaned up. The black screen is the easy part.

When you go to the link, make sure you read the pinned post, "How to Submit a HijackThis log." Go here.

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