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My Desktop Properties Is Messed Up! Help!


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#1 alienspazms

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:53 AM

Alright, so I had a number of viruses and spyware on my computer. I deleted it using Norton Antivirus 2005, and Microsoft Antispyware. Now, my computer works fine again, but my dektop background has a message that says "System Infected" and leaves me a message about spyware. When I try and click a picture and tell his to set as the background, it doesn't work. When I click the properties menu on the desktop, the only commands I have are the screen saver, and the settings. Someone please help me! Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:08 AM

Hi :thumbsup:


Probably there are some leftovers left from desktophijackers like smitfraud edc.. (fake message to trick you to download a rogue anti-spyware program)
There a tool to fix this, but first create and post a HJTlogfile, an expert will guide you there :flowers:

First read this topic and follow all instructions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Then, post the HJTlogfile here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/
and mention your problem


Good luck :trumpet:

Edited by *Desdinova*, 17 December 2005 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:25 AM

Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud is responsible for changing the Windows Desktop and using bogus security warnings (sometimes in big red letters) in an attempt to trick users into purchasing one of several fake antispyware program.

SPYWARE INFECTION. Your system is infected with spyware. Windows recommends you to use a spyware removal tool to prevent lost of important data...


Other symptoms include the desktop background hijacked to a suspicious black or blue screen, the infection of system files and numerous changes to your system's registry.

Follow the instructions above and post your log to get expert help with this.

Edited by quietman7, 18 December 2005 - 06:35 AM.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 01:44 PM

Alrighty. I've posted the log and stuff, just have to wait I guess. :thumbsup: Thanks.




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