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#106
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Just as a further point, please clear your system restore points.

1. Click Start.
2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. Click the System Restore tab.
4. Select "Turn off System Restore" or "Turn off System Restore on all drives"

Then click apply.

Then untick the "Turn off System Restore" or "Turn off System Restore on all drives" box and click apply OK
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Hi everybody,

dvm5, I'm glad the registry modification worked for you but in my case, I still have backgrounds on my icons. I am pretty sure I followed every suggestion mentioned in the 8 pages so can anyone offer any suggestions for me? This also happened after spy s :tazz: heriff showed up on my computer. Any help would be much appreciated!!
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If I were you I'd first try using http://www.atribune....loads/SSFix.exe

to rid yourself of Spy Sheriff... then going for the last two registry fixes that worked for me.

And if there's any other piece of advice, it's that there is no such thing as too much restarting when you're trying to rid yourself of this spyware... that's the only way you know it's really gone... and the only time I knew the stuff had worked.

SS just kind of stows away biding its time....

I wonder where it came from to begin with...
It appeared when I'd left my computer on while I went out for dinner... so not like I was doing much durning that time, so I think it stowed away at some point and came back when it saw the chance... nasty bugger.
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yup, tried them both with no success. :tazz:
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I'm pretty sure when an issue is resolved they ignore the topic, so you might want to post a new one of your own, and hope that they've got some ideas on how to fix yours :tazz:
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Yeah, I know. i though that perhaps since it has been so active there was a chance it would catch someone's eye but I guess not.
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please start a new post, just to help us keep track
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once again well done Gerry
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I picked up the same problem 3 days back, and found that none of what has been posted before helped with my particular circumstance, so here's how I sorted mine out:

Control panel / Display / desktop / Customize desktop / Web

There was a ticked entry under Web pages file:///c:/documents and settings etc. Removing the tick made the icon text background transparent again. I picked this up when the html receipt for an on-line purchase was saved to the desktop. Deleting the item itself from the desktop did not solve the problem.

Hope this helps!
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that was actually addressed somewhere in this thread.....I think even twice :tazz:

I'm going to close this thread off now....it's like those zombies from dawn of the dead,,,it just keeps coming back
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