My desktop background was changed and task manager doesn't work

By burchseed122
Jun 9, 2008
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  1. My desktop background was changed to Warning: spyware threat has been detected and theres always this popup message that says your computer has been infected and when i click on it it takes me to a website and asks me to buy a virus scan and my computer is running slower than usual and everytime i try to use Task manager it says it has been disabled by system administrator and thers all these popups from internet explorer i use firefox though so please help me it would be greatly appreciated
  2. Blind Dragon

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  3. intense

    intense Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    hey, I had the same exact problem as you. you should do the 8 steps (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html) which really helped me remove all the malware (just working on getting task manager to work now!). good luck!
    opps jsut found out that this topic was in june! my bad
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