Quick spyware question!

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Socrates, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Socrates

    Socrates Guest

    Ok, I accidently clicked yes on a popup. It changed my desktop to a blue background and is just a big advertisement. At the very top I can see the colors of my real background. It's like an application is just sitting on top, and I can see my icons and click them and whatnot. I've ran adaware, I tried alt+ctrl+delete and closing it. Nothing works. Please help!

    p.s. - It is an HTML document.
     
  2. P07r0457

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    open display properties, and remove all active desktop items.
     
  3. Socrates

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    I'm pretty computer stupid. I right clicked on the desktop and opened Display Properties. I can't find where to close all active desktop items!
     
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    Desktop tab > Customize Desktop > Web Tab
     
  5. Socrates

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    Thank you very much! Fixed!
     
  6. DAN513

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    You may also want to follow the directions in the adware/spyware thread stickied at the top of the forum to prevent further problems and remove anything the adware may have left on your system.
     
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    I just went through this on a machine I worked on last week. And like said above, run some spyware programs to get rid rid if it since it will most likely come back.
     

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