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Registry Backup

by joycain / November 9, 2005 10:18 PM PST

After cleaning all the spyware off of my computer and gaining control back, I am still left with one last thing. There is a Blue "Spyware Infection" Screen that wont seem to go away. I am not real versed in Registry use but I was informed to

Start Regedit
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Delete the entry 'Wallpaper.htm'

but I know if you do anything here you should make a backup. How are backups done Registry wise? or are there any other suggestions to fix this issue? -- Joy

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Re: Registry Backup
by Tufenuf / November 9, 2005 10:44 PM PST
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Getting rid of that bug on your screen
by wmarr / November 9, 2005 10:46 PM PST
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Well, seems like you have something that just won't go away. I have never experienced this before, but as far as editing or changing something there, do a find files and folders name reg (*.reg) look for the same files that you have found the way you were previously instructed. Note the folder name. Make new folder on the C drive name it reg backup. Copy and past the folder you are about to edit. Now go and do your editing, restart your computer, if it don't work, restart in safe mode,copy and past that folder back to where you found it. Hint, you can also do this in DOS using a DOS disk. Restart your computer again. Your bug will still be there, but you can get another crack at it.

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Re: Registry Backup
by Tufenuf / November 9, 2005 10:55 PM PST
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Joy, Another thing to try is to right click your desktop, choose "Properties", under the "Desktop" tab click the "Customize" button, under the "Web" tab remove everything EXCEPT "My current homepage" (which should also be unchecked).

Tufenuf

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