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
Photo

Icon background


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#91
dvm5

dvm5

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts
can't believe it took us 6 pages to fix something that seemed like a really minor deal.
  • 0

Advertisements


#92
1nfection

1nfection

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 82 posts
LOL, yeah. Things get on your nerves and you just HAVE to figure them out. At least, thats the way that I am. Glad it got fixed anyway.
  • 0

#93
Michelle

Michelle

    Malware Removal Goddess

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,928 posts
Gerry - The smitfraud reg that he ran a couple of times does delete the "ForceActiveDesktopOn" entry. :tazz:
  • 0

#94
gerryf

gerryf

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 11,365 posts
That is what I thought, too, as I saw he used it but nothing else made sense, so I thought I would take a look at the registry key

Perhaps in the huhbub, the did a system restore that was not reported and it reinserted it.
  • 0

#95
dvm5

dvm5

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts
1nfection: yeah seriously. It wasn't just the fact that the little rectangles were there... but that I couldn't get rid of them that really borhered me the most.

Gerry - The smitfraud reg that he ran a couple of times does delete the "ForceActiveDesktopOn" entry.  :tazz:

View Post


it's a good theory, but there must have been something wrong with it before... because I had problems with it BEFORE I ever ran that... It came in with SpySheriff....
  • 0

#96
Michelle

Michelle

    Malware Removal Goddess

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,928 posts
I'm well aware that it came in with SpySheriff :tazz:

It's not a theory, the smitfraud reg does, in fact, delete that "ForceActiveDesktopOn" entry so I have no clue why it didn't go away...
  • 0

#97
1nfection

1nfection

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 82 posts
It's the little things that get on my nerves. Like having family that see no problem with moving you desktop icons around and installing random software! Though I broke them of the latter...
  • 0

#98
dvm5

dvm5

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts

That is what I thought, too, as I saw he used it but nothing else made sense, so I thought I would take a look at the registry key

Perhaps in the huhbub, the did a system restore that was not reported and it reinserted it.

View Post


I did do a system restore... I mentioned it in this topic somewhere I think... it was one of the first suggestions I was given. And so I had done one long ago, but I believe I used smitfraud again after to get rid of the lock on the desktop which also restored.
  • 0

#99
gerryf

gerryf

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 11,365 posts
yes, I noted that....that's why it took so long for me to ask.....we'll just consider ourselves fortunate it's better :tazz:
  • 0

#100
screwy_looie

screwy_looie

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 86 posts
this thread cud go on for a while
..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................lets order pizza
  • 0

Advertisements


#101
screwy_looie

screwy_looie

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 86 posts
that ss u took of ur desktop...kazza gives u spware and stuff get LIMEWIRE
  • 0

#102
Guest_usetobe_*

Guest_usetobe_*
  • Guest
i had him run smitfraud fix and Atri's SSfix and thought it strange that it wasn't fixed.
  • 0

#103
Michelle

Michelle

    Malware Removal Goddess

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,928 posts
Ah System Restore, I see :tazz:
  • 0

#104
dvm5

dvm5

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts

yes, I noted that....that's why it took so long for me to ask.....we'll just consider ourselves fortunate it's better :tazz:

View Post


Yeah. in the end, I'm really glad that I decided not to just deal with what happened.

and as far as pizza goes, I think that's what I'm geting for dinner....

And Kazaa, yeah, I know, it's been... well I guess castrated for lack of a better word.
  • 0

#105
dvm5

dvm5

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts

i had him run smitfraud fix and Atri's SSfix and thought it strange that it wasn't fixed.

View Post


it's really no wonder I had you stumped :tazz:

glad we called in reinforcements in the end ;)
  • 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