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What have you already tried?
The first step is to see if this is a Desktop web page. Right click any empty area of the desktop and select Properties. (If you cannot, goto Start > Control Panel, and click "Appearance & Themes" in Category View, then click "Change a Desktoo Background").
Then in the Display Properties dialogue, click the "Customize Desktop" button, then the "Web" tab.
If there is an entry there other than "My Current Home Page", delete it, and make sure the My Current Home Page is not ticked. Click OK, APply, then OK.
Does that remove it?
I would download and install Ewido Security Suite from http://www.ewido.com a free anti-spyware utility to use in addition to Microsoft's Anti-Spyware.
No result on ewido software
I had My PC scanned with EWIDO software (deep scan) but no result to it.
I then rebooted the PC and still the image is shown.
As for the second reply I visited the site but Am I suposed to run the kapersky antivirus? or any other software mentioned there??.
Thanks for the hints. I'll keep searching for awnsers.
Did you try
the suggestion I said? To remove the desktop web page if it is one?
If not, what happens when you attempt to change the Desktop wallpaper? What error messages or what do you see happening?
Changing Desktop wallpaper
Well, I don't get any error message. I can open the property window, but the wallpaper image scroll menu is locked ( it is blured and the scroll don't run.)
this is my problem.
I've allready runned a few anti-spyware and malware and virus programs, rebooted and the image is still there.
Thanks for helping.
Ali, try this link;
It entails changing entries in the registry. If you are unsure about making changes please make a backup of your registry first, (and create a System restore point as well beforehand).
Re: Changing Desktop wallpaper
I may Be stuck on this.
I tryed your sugestion but still won't work.
I've tryed to run the xp recovery utility too, but no result.
Thanks, I'll keep looking with your help too.
Can't hurt, but I wouln't bother buying.
Might check if the image may have been applied as wallpaper or doestop background. Right click on the desktop (not an icon) > left click Properties > Desktop > in the dropdown menu left click on "None" > Apply > OK.
Been there. Done that.
I've allready done that with no result at all.
Thanks anyway for your hint.
Keep looking for awnsers. Thanks.
Greatings from Portugal.
Is this the image that shows up during boot then..
There is this Windows annoyance where the old wallpaper shows during startup and shutdown after you change the wallpaper. Fix? Change the wallpaper one more time.
NO NOT at ALL
When windows starts and closes it shows a backgrownd image; in my case my true wallpaper.
When loged on thru admin user or other I'm shown this flashy blue screen with a black rectangle in the midle.
see first message please.
This problem had hit me on 2 seperate computers and I was able to solve it both times. What you need to know is this is spyware places itself in windows\system32 directory along with a changing a creepy desktop eating bugs-screensaver and a desktop background image (the one that you mentioned) Whats more frustrating is since it does not want you to change the screensaver and background it hides these two tabs from the Personalization menu.
1) Go to System32 and sort on date. The day you believe you might have infected you will see 3-4 files in your director mostly starting with lph or tph something like that.. It will have that screensaver as well. Shift Delete all that.. It will sometimes not allow you to delete coz the process is running so kill those processes from Process manager (end task window)
2)Now that you have taken the crap out of the machine its time to restore your workd back to normal.. Download Malware Bytes MBAM tool
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and perform full scan. It will identify objects infected and remove it all from your machine..
After a simple restart (Dont expect the wallpaper to disappear yet) you will see that your Desktop background and Screensaver tabs are back in Personalize.. Thats it Now Change the wallpaper and screensavers Happy Riddance.. I am confident this works ..
it will remove the wallpaper if you update the malware bytes before doing the scan. i agree that it is all crapware. i dont understand how it 's legal. malware is obviously fraudware, doesnt really clean or protect or anything.
Three Words "Webroot Spy Sweeper"
Webroot's Spy Sweeper is simply the best spyware removal software, they have new definitions online and if you check bestbuy they charge only $20. You can also download it from webroots website from around $30 I think, it gets you a 1 year membership. I got the same Desktop wallpaper error and a major spyware infection and every free program I tried like spybot search and destroy did nothing. Spy Sweeper got everything off the computer and I only had to click sweep. The only way to go. Hope this helps
I wonder if the advice given is not followed.
Housecall does detect that pest. A few members look for "exact hits" on the issue and won't do the scans.
hELLO EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD.
Thanks for your help and insight to the subject of the my problem.
I solved it. With your help. I had the reg files running but wouldn't work, and also every spy, and malware detection software.These would't work.
So I had xp to search recent files and some I hadn't used showd up.
I had this threat from installing a tool to remove spyware "SPYHUNTER" obtained from a downloads forum .
The rar file had also adware from warez files a P2P aplication and the among other things a file HTML that was bloking the desktop. I ran macfee antivirus and then Spybot. Then reseted the PC. Clear of all problems.
(NT) Glad to see you got it sorted. Congratulations.
Windows remove wallpaper (Solution)
To remove wallpaper "Spyware infection" red letters inside a black rectangle with blue background, you have to find an HTML document named "desktop" and remove it from your computer, don?t forget to empty recycle bin, then restart de computer and it's done.
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