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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2006, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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My Desktop doesn't work any more.....

Last night I was surfing around and I allowed access from a site, and I shouldn't have. I got a bunch of spyware and virus alerts. I ran SpyDoctor and it got rid of about 63 items.

I noticed that one of them was DeskTop Hijacker or something - well, after cleaning up the computer, my desktop background is white and I cannot change it to anything else.

What do I need to do? IS this where the restore disk comes in handy? Everything else seems to work.....
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Last night I was surfing around and I allowed access from a site, and I shouldn't have. I got a bunch of spyware and virus alerts. I ran SpyDoctor and it got rid of about 63 items.

I noticed that one of them was DeskTop Hijacker or something - well, after cleaning up the computer, my desktop background is white and I cannot change it to anything else.

What do I need to do? IS this where the restore disk comes in handy? Everything else seems to work.....
Download and run Hijack this. Post the results here.

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Download and run Hijack this. Post the results here.
Well it was warning me about it possibly affecting registry files, etc., and says you should be an advanced PC user before trying to use it... I downloaded the SpyOnThis instead...

Thing is, I have already scanned the computer and there is no more Spyware, I just need to fix the white desktop issue.....

Will HijackThis do that?
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Well it was warning me about it possibly affecting registry files, etc., and says you should be an advanced PC user before trying to use it... I downloaded the SpyOnThis instead...

Thing is, I have already scanned the computer and there is no more Spyware, I just need to fix the white desktop issue.....

Will HijackThis do that?
Hijack this will show us all of the processes that are running on your machine as well as a long ass list of registry entries that we can look at to see if any of them look suspect (like web browser hijacks and all kinds of other bad stuff). It will also give us the option to remove those entries. It spits out a report that you can cut and paste here so that the computer guys can take a peek.

Just running it will not hurt your machine. Deleting a bunch of registry keys before knowing what they are will hurt your machine.
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I got it working. Today when I powered on it gave me an active desktop option, and I played around with it and got it working........
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I got it working. Today when I powered on it gave me an active desktop option, and I played around with it and got it working........

other things may still be going on behind the scenes. You can also do a housecall by trend micro by going to www.trendmicro.com and clicking the "home/home office" link.

HiJack this is very useful if you know what should be running or what shouldn't!

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