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Possible Desktop Hijacker


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#1 baulto

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:22 PM

Well, last week, I got a massive Spyware Infection.
Since then, my Desktop has been changed several times.
Right at this moment, it is just black, and when i go to change the backround, it is unclickable!!!!
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
also i got rid of most of the spyware!

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:44 PM

Well, last week, I got a massive Spyware Infection.
Since then, my Desktop has been changed several times.
Right at this moment, it is just black, and when i go to change the backround, it is unclickable!!!!
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
also i got rid of most of the spyware!


This should really be moved over onto the Hijackthis thread. Unless you've come over from there and your System is truly free of infection. Sounds like some of your install of WindowsXP was/is damaged. Once you and your helper in HJT forum are completely sure you are clean... I'd try doing a non destructive "In Place" repair of your Windows install.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:51 PM

Have you tried using Windows System Restore?

start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 05:52 PM

To begin with, use Spybot S&D to discover and remove any malware left over. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-spybot-to-remove-spyware/
Furthermore, Ad-Aware SE should be used in conjunction with Spybot.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-ad-aware-2007-to-remove-spyware/
Equally important, Ewido Anti-Malware is an extremely powerful anti-malware tool and will detect any non-viral malware that Ad-Aware SE and Spybot missed.
Go to www.ewido.net and download Ewido. After the download is complete, read this set of instructions by quietman7:

http://castlecops.com/t137442-CCSP_Ewido_I...structions.html

Also, you may have a specific malware infection that needs to be cured first. Please give us any and all further details on the adaware infection you had.

Edited by Elendil, 30 May 2006 - 05:53 PM.

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