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Desktop Hijack

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#1 lostboy


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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:36 PM

Hi all :thumbsup:

Not quite my first time, very similar problem, different computer.
Thanks in part to advice from guys on this site my computer has Norton anti virus, which i update weekly; steve goulds 'Clean up' run most days; and spybot search & destroy maybe twice a month.

My desktop appears to have been hijacked. All the shortcuts are still visible and functioning. The screen did read something like "download the latest spyware here". After disconnecting from the net, I right clicked the new desktop screen, found where the document was stored, and deleted it.
Therefore my desktop is completly white. When i restart, as the computer shuts down the old desktop screen is visible. It is possible to change the destop in settings but this is only visible on shutdown.

i've also just noticed that i have a new mini icon in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. a red circle with an exclamation mark inside. Which reads "your computer is infected" when i hold the cursar over it, and tries to connect to the net when clicked.

any help much appeciated :flowers:

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:48 PM

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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