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Spyware Attacked My Desktop


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#1 Gazoya

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:07 PM

Hey, today I had a spyware pop up. I forget the name but it was something like Smart Finder. Anyway, I uninstalled it and I don't have any problems with it but it messed up my desktop. I had a image on my desktop but it changed it to a blank blue wallpaper. When I go to the options to change it, it won't let me. Also I see on the bottom of the list, "desktop" and I don't think thats normal. Here is the link of the problem.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/Gazoya/untitled.jpg

If someone can give me a tutorial on how to get rid of this, I would greatly appreciate it!
Also I can see my original wallpaper when I logout or shutdown my computer.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 11:04 PM

Click on the link below, go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save wallpaperenable.reg to your desktop. Double-click on wallpaperenable.reg and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits...paperenable.reg

If that does not work, then you can use this to fix your desktop. Intended only for XP & Windows 2000

Download Cleandesktop and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on the cleandesktop.exe
  • It will automatically extract to C:\desktopclean where it needs to be to run and will automatically run the cleandesktop.vbs script.
  • If it doesn't run, go to C:\desktopclean and double-click on the cleandesktop.vbs. Do not run any other file from there please unless asked to.
  • If you have script blocking enabled you will get a warning about a malicious script wanting to run. Please allow this script to run. It is not malicious.
  • If you get a message when you first run it "Cannot find script file..." then just double-click the cleandesktop.vbs script again as you sometimes get that message when a script blocker blocks the script unless you disable it.
  • It will then kill Explorer. You will lose your taskbar and desktop. It will repair the registry entries returning your normal desktop and context menu functions.
  • It will restart Explorer.
  • Once you have performed the cleanup, each of the other Users on the System needs to be signed in to clean up their desktop and regain the right click.
  • Another vbs is included to do this. It is named Other Profiles Regfix.vbs.
  • Have each User sign in and run Other Profiles Regfix.vbs.
  • Open C:\
    Go to Start > Run and type: C:
    Press enter
    Open the C:\desktopclean folder. Double click on Other Profiles Regfix.vbs
  • Explorer will be ended and that user's active desktop registry entries will be repaired. Explorer will be restarted.
  • To restore the desktop to whatever picture you normally have, right-click on a blank part of your Desktop, select Properties > Desktop tab & select your preferred picture. Press apply & then OK to exit and then press F5.
  • You will need to do this step for every user account.

Edited by quietman7, 28 December 2006 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:32 AM

Its fixed, thank you so much!

Edited by Gazoya, 29 December 2006 - 02:48 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:51 AM

Your welcome. :thumbsup:
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