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#1 Soprano

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 04:44 PM

Hello, I`m new here and are probarly making mistakes but i`m sorry i`m desperate.


My computer had lots of spyware/adware on it - lots! so i DownLoaded ad-ware and spy-ware and removed it but there is one thing that won`t move.On my desktop covering my wallpaper there is a warning sign saying "Warning Your in danger Blah Blah! click here to remove i clicked it and i get redirected to Cool search biz 104 and then lots of stupid xxx popups come and things appear on my program bar.I checked up on this and found that cool search is a common problem so idownloaded CW Shredder and that didnt remove it aswell.

I am really gettting annoyed with it and need help please


It is much appreciated.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 05:02 PM

You are infected with a variant of the CoolWebSearch.

Download CWShredder from the below link and unzip it into a directory. Start CWShredder and click on the FIx button to have it remove all CWS infections it finds.

Download CWShredder from one of the following sites:

CWShredder Download Site

After you download the program, unzip it into a directory. Make sure all browser windows are closed and double click on the cwshredder.exe to start the program. When the program is loaded click on the "Check for Update" button, and if it finds an new version it will download it. You should then double click on cwshredder.exe again and click on the "FIX" button (not the "Scan only" button) and let it scan your computer.

To get the best results it is recommended that you run it in safe mode. Reboot windows and press F8 at boot/windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select safe mode.

A tutorial that goes over this process step by step can be found here:

How to remove CoolWebSearch with CWShredder

Once that is completed you should follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and Dialers

Step 1:
Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them. You should run both programs and clean up what it finds. This is to gaurantee that you find the most malware you can installed on your computer.

Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory that you update the programs. There are update options in each program when you run them.

Spybot

Ad-aware

If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the proper settings you can read the tutorials below:

Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware & Hijackers from Your Computer.

Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware from Your Computer.


When you scan with both programs, fix everything that it finds.

When you are done with the scan and fixing the items. Please continue with the next step.

Step 2:

It is important that you run Spybot and Adaware before you proceed with this step. Fixing enties with Hijackthis may leave behind unwanted files on your computer if the previous step was not done first.

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

Download HijackThis from:

HijackThis Download Site

Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program. Click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.

Create a reply to this post, and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.

Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.

To see a tutorial on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:

HijackThis - Using HijackThis to Remove Spyware, Browser Hijackers, and Dialers

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:51 PM

Hey, Thanks for your advice- i tried the solutions you gave me and they didnt remove it so i downloaded HiJack this and here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 23:48:50, on 01/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Generic\USB Card Reader Driver v1.9e3\Disk_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\desksite\bin\cma.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI9BE.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Application Data\ltpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Tesconet\Tesconet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Jordan\LOCALS~1\Temp\dload.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for HijackThis.zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.tesco.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.tesco.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://register.tesco.net/cd
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Tesco internet access
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: BHO Class - {CBEFB350-ED5B-4115-B846-C1041676B377} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CustomIE32.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disk Monitor] C:\Program Files\Generic\USB Card Reader Driver v1.9e3\Disk_Monitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Desksite CMA] C:\Program Files\desksite\bin\cma.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI9BE.EXE /P26 "EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX3600"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sais] c:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [6KLFlTum] C:\documents and settings\jordan\local settings\temp\6KLFlTum.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows AdTools] C:\Program Files\Windows AdTools\WinAdTools.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Asian] C:\260933.bat
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SpybotSnD] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /autocheck
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ttah] C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Application Data\ltpr.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mpeg: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.tesco.net
O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111113457} - file://c:\explorer.cab
O16 - DPF: {771A1334-6B08-4A6B-AEDC-CF994BA2CEBE} - http://www.ysbweb.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/ysb_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8CAC9B36-1D19-4537-B1D7-85BAE191E040}: NameServer = 194.168.4.100 194.168.8.100

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 08:41 PM

You are currently using hijackthis from a temp directory. This can cause problems. Please create a directory on your c: drive called c:\hijackthis and download and unzip hijackthis into that directory. Run the program from that directory from now on.

For a tutorial on how to use HijackThis please see the following link:

Using HijackThis to Remove Spyware, Browser Hijackers, and Dialers


I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

How to see hidden files in Windows

Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: BHO Class - {CBEFB350-ED5B-4115-B846-C1041676B377} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CustomIE32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sais] c:\program files\180solutions\sais.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [6KLFlTum] C:\documents and settings\jordan\local settings\temp\6KLFlTum.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows AdTools] C:\Program Files\Windows AdTools\WinAdTools.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Asian] C:\260933.bat
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ttah] C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Application Data\ltpr.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111113457} - file://c:\explorer.cab

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode

Then delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CustomIE32.dll
c:\program files\180solutions\
C:\documents and settings\jordan\local settings\temp\6KLFlTum.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows AdTools\
C:\260933.bat
C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Application Data\ltpr.exe

Reboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new log.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 09:46 AM

Hey once again thanks for the infomation and advice-i did what you told me to do with the Hijackthis and fixed the files. Then went into safe mode and deleted the files and i re-booted the computer and thet advert/fake warning sign is still on my desktop covering my wallpaper.

i scanned again with Hijackthis and this is my new Log.

Hope you can help.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 14:41:57, on 02/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Generic\USB Card Reader Driver v1.9e3\Disk_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\desksite\bin\cma.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI9BE.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Tesconet\Tesconet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 3 for HijackThis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.tesco.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.tesco.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://register.tesco.net/cd
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Tesco internet access
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disk Monitor] C:\Program Files\Generic\USB Card Reader Driver v1.9e3\Disk_Monitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Desksite CMA] C:\Program Files\desksite\bin\cma.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATI9BE.EXE /P26 "EPSON Stylus CX3600 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX3600"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mpeg: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.tesco.net
O16 - DPF: {771A1334-6B08-4A6B-AEDC-CF994BA2CEBE} - http://www.ysbweb.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/ysb_regular.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8CAC9B36-1D19-4537-B1D7-85BAE191E040}: NameServer = 194.168.4.100 194.168.8.100

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 09:48 AM

Log looks clean...great job!

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Glad I was able to help.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for the advice to help keep my computer safe.


But i still think there is some of it still on my computer-The advert covering my wallpaper when i click it it transfers me to searchbiz and installs more weird stuff on it.Am i better taking it to professional so they can look at the actual hard drive.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:11 PM

Hey just thought i would update my situation hoping anyone can give some answers-Think i got most of the hijacker/spyware/adware-virsuses out of my computer thanks to the help from Grinler (Sp) As i said before i still had the fake warning thing covering my wallpaper and i found the file and i deleted it and it dissapeared-but now there is just a blank area over my wallpaper when i press tab it moves down a fraction allowing me to see my original desktop so that lets me know that this isnt really a desktop its something else.I dont know alot about this but i was hoping someone else does.

thanks.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 02:12 PM

Have you tried right clicking on the desktop and selecting properties. Change to a different wall paper. You may want to also click on "Customize Desktop" . Click on the Web tab and uncheck any web pages and then click "synchronize" and then "Apply". See if that kills the page on your desktop.

Edited by ColdinCbus, 02 November 2004 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2004 - 03:42 PM

Hey I did what you said with customize desktop and it worked thank you it is much appreciated.




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