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Spyware took over my desktop background!


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Some spyware took over my background. I don't know how I really got it? Well it was a [bleep] site :tazz: . Here's what the message says:

You're visiting illegal [bleep] sites! FBI knows everything about you right now - all info is logged.. Click here to protect yourself URGENTLY before it's too late. Your IP logged Security risk level: high Your being watched and all your activity is tracked! Your life is in danger! Click here to stop the threat.
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Download, install and run this

http://grc.com/stm/s...hemessenger.htm

Do you have SP2
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I downloaded it and ran it, it says Messenger Service is Safely Disabled and my desktop background is not still there!!

I think I have SP2
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD.

System File Check will show an on screen blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes

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I typed that in run and it popped up a screen and automatically closes it so fast you can't do anything.
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Click start then all programmes, accessories, command prompt then type it there and press enter

If no change

You can use these to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, type Y then press enter and as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

XP Repair Install

Or here if you are unable to run XP Repair Install

Alternative XP Repair Install Method

Use Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, from the list, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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I typed it into the Command Prompt and it says...i will show you a screenshot it is much easier than words :tazz:

http://img407.images...eekforum9qm.png
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sfc /scannow

So you have a space between sfc and /scannow only

The picture show sfc / scannow
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sfc /scannow i see..Windows File Protection popped up and the blue bar is loading, reboot after it's done?
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Yes, hopefully the desktop will be better or you will be able to adjust it

Another thing to do is check the video card drivers are OK
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