Desktop Hijak

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zilla, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. zilla

    zilla OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Help please.

    Some bug has taken over my desktop!


    OS is XP Pro, running IE6 and symantic firewall and virus protection, updated.

    In a nutshell some spyware removal ad plastered itself on or over my desktop.
    Properties show the correct desktop but this "ad" is what is visable!!!!

    I was able to delete the file (file://C:\WINDOWS\desktop.html) and lose the ad but my desktop is now just white with properties still showing the correct desktop.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

    thx
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    in the display properties->desktop->Customise->web tab, make sure there is nothing ticked in there
     
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  3. zilla

    zilla OSNN One Post Wonder

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    WOW!!!!!

    Thanks Khayman!!!!

    I must have noddled around for hours and saw that checkmark a dozen times.lol

    This site and you folks a great!

    Many thanks