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Desktop Background "Blacks Out"

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Just got over a virus that took over my desktop background...The background said that I had a virus on my computer and to "click here" to remove it. It lead to a site advertising a virus removal program. They put a virus on my computer and then advertised a program to remove that virus.

Whatever the case, the virus was removed....now...

My desktop background is Black. I can change it to the picture of my choice but whenever I go to Internet Explorer it immediatly changes to black again.

On my desktop display properties for the background choices there is an option at the bottom that says wppp. A html value.

The background picture is literally in the background....I mean that the picture is there but is covered by the black.

I had a bout last year with the "coolweb" virus and the same thing happened. I remember that something simple was done to aleviate the problem but cannot remember what. Something like going to something in the control panel and deselecting a checked box. Not that sure though.

My hijack this is short and simple:

04 - HKLM\...\Run: [sureshotpopupkiller] "C:Clean\Popup Block\stopthepop.exe" -minimized
04 - HKLM\...\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\11220733\AOL HostManager.exe
023 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service - America Online, Inc. - C\:WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe

I ran all of the typical stuff like CW Shreader, adaware, spybot, etc...
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Even though you deleted the virus, there may still be traces of malware on your system.

I recommend going to the MALWARE forum. (There is a link in my signature.) The experts there will quickly tell if there are still any malicious software on your system.

Werner :tazz:
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