Tried everything and can't get rid of desktop.

By swmrdude155
Jul 3, 2006
  1. From awhile back, my desktop beecame blue and there was a black box in the middle with big red letters saying DANGER: SPYWARE etc etc. I've tried everything on these sites and others, but now the black box and red letters are gone, but my desktop is still blue and I can't change it. Can anyone help me get my desktop back?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You obviously have some sort of virus/spyware.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Then, post a fresh HJT log into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Posts: 135

    Try turning off display of web content on the desktop.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    You either have the spysherrif, spyaxe, or other varient of this virus. Read the FAQs on how to remove it.
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