Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)
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#1 Posted on 25.8.05 1029.56 Reposted on: 25.8.12 1031.00
A few days ago, I downloaded a wallpaper from coolwallpapers.com (or something like that). Immediately thereafter, I begin being inundated with pop-ups and such. I ran SpyBot and Ad-Aware and, while they were able to get rid of a whole bunch of crap, they weren't able to stop the pop-ups. Today, I ran SpyBot and Ad-Aware again. They both said that they had things that they couldn't delete right away, but would delete as soon as I restarted the computer. I restarted, and my desktop was gone. The wallpaper was there, but no icons, and no toolbar. What do I do?
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#2 Posted on 25.8.05 1216.45 Reposted on: 25.8.12 1220.22
Could be some kind of browser hijacking. If you can run HijackThis! and then post the results on a computer message board for an expert to look at and tell you what to delete. I use this when Ad-aware and Spybot don't get the job done and I actually deleted what I suspect is spyware however this is a bit risky.