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Something is seriously wrong with my background


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#1 WhiskeyMac24

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:00 AM

Just to start things off on the right foot. I run Windows XP Pro with SP2 installed. However, I just finished cleaning my system of the Haxdoor trojan (not sure which variant). Sometime while my computer was being bent over something was installed or values were changed.

First, all my shortcuts on my desktop were deleted/removed (except my computer, IE, Recycle bin and my documents).

Second, anytime a shortcut was put on the desktop a copy would be made and it would be unerasable.

Third, my background went to some flashing spyware thingy. That has been cleaned but now my background is just black.

Fourth, my background cannot be changed. The display buttons are all greyed out. I cannot change my background at all.

Fifth, I have run Norton Antivirus, Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, TrojanHunter, Microsoft Anti-Spyware, CCleaner, and several others and nothing seems to be working. I can post my HijackThis log if it will help.

I have no idea what to do. Please help.

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:23 AM

I would recommend trying a System Restore first, the reason that you would be unable to change your backround would be a form of spyware or malware actually.

I had the same problem on Win2k3, ran all the spyware tools I could get my hands on and still idn't solve the problem.
Funny enough I couldn't do a restore because that option was also turned of for some reason (sarcasm).

if that still does not work, have you tried submitting a HiJackThis log?
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:29 AM

:thumbsup: WhiskeyMac24
Maybe you should consider posting a Highjack This Log. This link will take you to a detailed tutorial on how to post a log.

Good Luck! :flowers:

How to Post a Highjack This Log

Just please keep in mind that all Highjack This Team Members are volunteers. One must practice a little patience, when waiting for help. I promise you though that they will get to you as soon as they are able.

And above all do not attempt to work on your log yourself. And only take the advice from an official HJT Team Member. Which will show under thier name and avatar.

Do not reply to your own post. As the Team keeps an eye out for zero replies. If they see a reply they will assume that someone is already helping you out. Then I'm afraid that you may get lost in the shuffle.

And please refrain from doing anything else, untill you have had your log read by one of the Highjack This Team members. And wait and see what they come up with. Good luck!
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