Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Changed Desktop and Taskbar

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
Hello everyone-- about a month ago i had some malware accidentally downloaded on my computer. Ive gotten rid of most of it but there are still two pesky yellow exclamation points that are continuously on my taskbar and a constant 'spyware infection detected!' window that pops up. Furthermore my desktop background has been changed to a black background with a red box telling me that 'Your computer may be infected with malicious spyware...'
Id really like to get this off my computer and Ive read some other posts on SWI of some people who've had the same problem and got it removed. tried following their steps but wound up with it still on my computer.
I can post the HijackThis log if needed.
Thanks, hope someone can help

p.s. i'd like to post the image of my desktop for recognition of someone who maybe had the same problem... can anyone help me on how to do that? thanks!
  • 0




    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Hi hourfollowshour...

You are still infected with malware... :whistling:

Let's let the malware experts deal with this one.

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the Start Here.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Do Not reply to or "bump" your own topic...if it shows a reply, it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP