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Desktop Hijacked...Win XP

by clemson / March 13, 2005 12:36 PM PST

i looked at all the past posts. I goto control panel and no themes and appearances icon only display icon. I try to change there but with no luck. I am really getting fustrated with this thing. Been sitting here for almost 12 hrs today. any help is appreciated thanks, clemsom

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Desktop Hijacked...Win XP
by clemson / March 13, 2005 12:42 PM PST

i did delete the security checked button in customized desktop but it comes back after reboot?

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Clemson, with what little
by roddy32 / March 13, 2005 8:06 PM PST

bit of info that you have given there not much of a chance that anybody can help you. Please explain more as to what you think has hijacked you and whatever else you can tell us. All you have told us so far is that you think you got hijacked, you deleted some unnamed security button and you have XP. There is a tip above the box that you put your subject in.

Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

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Clemson, with what little
by clemson / March 13, 2005 10:20 PM PST

I am sorry I have a thread at http://forums.techguy.org/t340555.html
I have seen people with similar problems and mine is a little different. I was not on the computer the whole weekend and when i cut it on sunday the black background was there with a spyware warning. My homepage was set to w-find.com I have cleared the hijack with hjt and manual removal of a certain file but cant seem to shake this. I still not no toolbar on the bottom, no start button, when i click the windows button i have no options, i can not install any new programs, the butttons on internet explorer are gone except for back and favorites. I have no idea what is wrong with my computer. Any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:56:24 PM, on 3/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Just to show OS I read earlier not to post full hjt log files here thanks

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Hi again
by roddy32 / March 13, 2005 10:45 PM PST

You are correct, we don't do HJT here BUT I will recommend 2 more forums for you to post one in besides the one that you already it posted in. Maybe a second opinion would help. You do NOT have the newest version of HJT though. They will want you to have that.

Current version of HijackThis is 1.99.1 (released Feb. 16, 2005)
Where to put and how to use HijackThis:

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis file will create will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post it at one of these forums. Just follow the links on these for HJT.

http://www.computercops.biz/

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

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Hi again
by clemson / March 14, 2005 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: Hi again

The bug or whatever I have will not let me install and run any new programs. I have tried Adware SE, Kaspersky Virus, CWSShredder etc...

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I would try one of the
by roddy32 / March 14, 2005 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: Hi again

two HJT forums that I gave you the links for and explain that to them. In the meantime, hopefully the other one that you already posted at will be able to help also. ALL of the HJT forums are very busy thoguh you you'll will have to be patient with them.

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forums
by clemson / March 14, 2005 2:14 AM PST
In reply to: I would try one of the

I currently have a few posts running at castlecops and techsupportguy. I was just wanting to see if anyone else has had this problem and if they new how to remedy it. Thanks and i am still working on it

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(NT) (NT) OK, Keep us posted.
by roddy32 / March 14, 2005 2:19 AM PST
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