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[130pz.]Kading

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#1 15 years ago

the other day i was looking at websites of ill repute (THAT'S RIGHT!! I SAID IT!!) and enthusiasm got the better of me and i went to a site that i found on google. anyhoo, now my desktop wallpaper is covered up by this advertizement for spyware remover. it hasnt replaced my wallpaper, but covered it up. the icons are still usable. it is just annoying. i have tried a virus scan and my spyware remover came up empty. how do i get rid of this?




rob.

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#2 15 years ago

It would be a Web object. Go to desktop, and look for Web objects and try remove it.

It might be in the Task Manager too.




[130pz.]Kading

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#3 15 years ago

what do you meen by go to desktop. it is an image placed over the wallpaper but not the icons.




Aristotle13

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#4 15 years ago

TrendMicro AdAware SpyBot then lastly Cleanup www.google.com

look for all of those downloads and run them. Next time buy magazines or surf Cinemax after 11pm. ;-)




[130pz.]Kading

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#5 15 years ago

unfortunately i dont have cinamax, only HBO so i have to supliment that with internet porn every monday, sometimes tuesday, wednesday, friday and sometimes sunday. but the sites that i usually use dont have spyware, or i am immunized. but i have spybot but it didnt find anything. im pritty sure it is some sort of seemingly legit program and it cant be picked up.




Aristotle13

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#6 15 years ago

trendMicro digs deep, run the ones I've listed anyhow, worth a try. yikes, you know you can take your eye out with all that! LOL b careful! :)




[130pz.]Kading

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#7 15 years ago
Aristotle13yikes, you know you can take your eye out with all that! LOL b careful! :)

who said that!?! GET OFF MY LAND!!! anyhoo, i fixed it myself. probably for legal reasons, there was a pop-down close bar at the top of the screen.




Kilobyte

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#8 15 years ago

That was a Web Object, a feature of Windows. There is a good possibility that you added that yourself, by accident. NO spyware, or adware, or antivirus will detect that, because it, by itself, does no harm. This was just a first warning, a "wakeup call" if you will. Keep doing what your doing, and it WILL get a lot worse.

Kommandant RoβIt would be a Web object. Go to desktop, and look for Web objects and try remove it.

It might be in the Task Manager too.

Points to Roβ, for accurately diagnosing the problem. I would have just given some Karma points, but I haven't spread them around enough...




FN_lewrbm69

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#9 15 years ago

there is a fast trick pop in ur windows XP disk(or OS disk) and reinstall reformat drive, it reaky depends on what was downloaded to your computer if ur in the norther VA area i do computer repair and spyware removal.




rob.

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#10 15 years ago

Monster_userThat was a Web Object, a feature of Windows. There is a good possibility that you added that yourself, by accident. NO spyware, or adware, or antivirus will detect that, because it, by itself, does no harm. This was just a first warning, a "wakeup call" if you will. Keep doing what your doing, and it WILL get a lot worse.

Points to Roβ, for accurately diagnosing the problem. I would have just given some Karma points, but I haven't spread them around enough...

Heh. Yeah...I remember this happening to a clients computer at work I had to fix. 130 instances of virus's, some 200 instances of spyware.

'Twas a beat up Dell indeed. ;)