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Luckey

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Hello, When I was downloading some files off some less then reputable websites I opened and .exe (I should have known better) and I recieve multiple trojans and a virus. After disinfecting my system of all the files it detected something is still wrong. My backround does not load. It just stays the solid color. If I try to change it all the other options for wallpapers are greyed out. I am guessing this is because my active desktop is not activated. If I am wrong please say so and if you have any advice please share. But I wanted to know how to activate the desktop because there is no button on the desktop to do so. Thank you very much.

I am running Windows XP Home SP2.
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wannabe1

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Hi Luckey...

Click Start , then Run , type regedit , and click "Ok".

First thing, back up the registry and save it to your desktop. To do this, In the registry editor (regedit), click on "File" and select "Export". In the "Save In" drop down menu, choose "Desktop", then name the file 041806, and click "Save".

Note: If there is no (Default) listed in the right pane, let me know...don't change anything!

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer and delete everything in the right pane EXCEPT Default

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ ActiveDesktop and delete everything in the right pane EXCEPT Default

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System and delete everything in the right pane EXCEPT Default

Reboot and try changing the Theme...

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Edited by wannabe1, 18 April 2006 - 07:56 AM.

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Luckey

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Thanks alot! That fixed the issue. I still have alot of spyware coming in but thats a different issue. :whistling:
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If you want us to handle your infections, please follow all the directions found here. After you get to step 5, if your problem is not resolved, post a HijackThis log in the Malware forum.

Keep in mind, the malware forum is very busy and can take up to 5 days to receive a reply. There is a special forum called The Waiting Room if you've been waiting for 3 or more days. You can put a link to your topic & a short description of your problem and someone will get with you soon.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 19 April 2006 - 03:09 PM.

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