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Custom Skins For Winxp

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#1 Arktos


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 06:54 AM

Hi, it has just occured to me that my skin that I downloaded is gone, and has been 'forced' to the classic look, but has the colors and font types used by the skin that I downloaded. I was using the skin fine for a month before this happened.

I was slightly pissed by this since I took an hour to look for the skin, but I downloaded another one, and was fine. After a restart, the custom skin I downloaded was 'forced' back to the classic windows style, again with the colors and font types being retained.

Has anyone experienced this problem? I've lost all the programs that I used to patch windows to allow custom skin (UXTHEME PATCHER, I think), so I think it'd be a bit of work for me to reskin..

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#2 usasma


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Posted 24 July 2006 - 12:38 AM

I've seen this sort of thing before - and it's usually the result of a tweaking program being used.

Are you using any sort of tweaking program to customize your system (other than the skin)? And, are you using any sort of antivirus/antispyware tools that protect your system (they may be "protecting" you by refusing to let anything change the skin)?
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:34 AM

I think it may also depend upon where you got the skin. There are many free skins and themes available for download on the internet, and you can put money that if it were free it will infect your computer as it was bundled with malware.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:36 AM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.
Once you post your log, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

Read Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log.

Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ 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, as 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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