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Wallpaper Spyware--winvi?


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I did everything you said, but now the wallpaper is a blank blue and I still cannot change the wallpaper by right-clicking on the desktop. Is there anything in the registry that I can change to enable the wallpaper to be changed?
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Hi,

The steps that I am about to suggest involve modifying the registry. Modfying the registry can be dangerous so we will make a backup of the registry first.
Modification of the registry can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing so follow the steps that are listed below EXACTLY. if you cannot preform some of these steps or if you have ANY questions please ask BEFORE proceeding.

Backing Up Your Registry
  • Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  • Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  • Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  • Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  • Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  • Press OK
  • Press YES to create the folder.
Follow this instructions:

Copy (Ctrl+C)
and paste (Ctrl+V) the following text in the quote to Notepad. Save it as "All Files" and name it FixReg.reg. Please save it on your desktop.

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
"NoChangingWallPaper"=-
"NoAddingComponents"=-
"NoComponents"=-
"NoDeletingComponents"=-
"NoEditingComponents"=-
"NoCloseDragDropBands"=-
"NoMovingBands"=-
"NoHTMLWallPaper"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoActiveDesktopChanges"=-
"NoActiveDesktop"=-
"NoSaveSettings"=-
"ClassicShell"=-
"NoThemesTab"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoActiveDesktopChanges"=-

Double click FixReg.reg and click "Ok".

Now, try to change your wallpaper.
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I tried that... and I still cant change the wallpaper. I followed everything you said specifically. What should I do now?
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Sorry for the delay, I had some problems with my e-mail server :)..

Click on start > Run and type gpedit.msc

Click on User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Display, configure the "State" of all of them to Not configured.

Now click on Desktop Themes and configure the "State" of all of them to Not configured.

Now, reboot your computer and try to change your desktop.
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All the settings you wanted me to change were already like that. Any other suggestions...?
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Let's try the CleanDesktop.

http://www.thespykil...leandesktop.exe

Execute this program, after complete, try to change your wallpaper.
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Wow... it actually worked this time! Thank you so much for your help and dedication. In fact, today I got a job interview, and I think its a keeper. Thanks a lot, RenatoMejias! :)
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That is good :).

In your PM you said:

PS: I hope some day I can walk again and travel to Brazil, I heard it is breathtaking this time of year.


Just to let you know, this time of year is winter here, so very, very cold 8~10ºC :)

Good luck...
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Cold temperatures are fine, since I live at the North Pole. Ho ho ho!
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That was a joke, by the way.
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