Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Thought I got rid of virus, but some problems remain

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 jakesteed


  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • Local time:05:52 PM

Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:55 PM

I contracted a virus (or malware, or trojan, I'm not sure about the subtleties of the nomenclature) a few days ago. It wiped my desktop background and would give pop-ups every minute or so posing as Window Security.

Anyhow, I downloaded the new version of Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware from this site and it seemed to work successfully, no more pop-ups. (I also ran dss, but didn't submit them to anyone because Malwarebytes worked).

This morning I went to go replace my desktop image and noticed that the options to do this have been removed. (I use Windows XP, and when I right-click on the desktop and select "properties", I'm usually presented with a window with five different options on it...one being the desktop itself, one being the screensaver, and a few others that escape me right now.) I went to access the same option through my control panel and get the same window with one option for a screensaver and that's it.

I'm left wondering if I still have something kicking around in my puter that is doing more than just pop-ups. How can I find out?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users