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Anonymous
January 23, 2005 12:58:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Dear all



I was invaded by adware from shopathome.com which placed an ad on my
desktop. I can't get rid of it and restore my own background picture on the
desktop. When I view the source it says C_WINDOWS_desktop[1] - Notepad

and when you open it up it says:



<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<!----

***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****



Does anyone know where this programme is located so that I can delete it?



Thanks.

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Anonymous
January 23, 2005 3:01:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm
(Links to online virus scans on the same page)

How to optimize Windows XP, 2000, ME
for the best performance (Step-by-step Visual Guide):
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/optimizewindows.htm

Good Luck!
---
How to successfully install Windows XP Service Pack 2:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/winxpsp2install.htm




"HELEN BADEN" wrote:

> Dear all
>
>
>
> I was invaded by adware from shopathome.com which placed an ad on my
> desktop. I can't get rid of it and restore my own background picture on the
> desktop. When I view the source it says C_WINDOWS_desktop[1] - Notepad
>
> and when you open it up it says:
>
>
>
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>
> <!----
>
> ***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****
>
>
>
> Does anyone know where this programme is located so that I can delete it?
>
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 23, 2005 6:49:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi,

AumHa Forums :: View topic - file://C:\WINDOWS\desktop.html>>>what is this?:
http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?p=61761

Run these malware cleaners:

1. Lavasoft Ad-Aware - http://www.lavasoftusa.com
2. SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org
3. CWShredder - http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_downloa...

Update 1 & 2 before running a scan.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"HELEN BADEN" <helen.baden@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message news:qzKId.617$_L3.524@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
Dear all



I was invaded by adware from shopathome.com which placed an ad on my
desktop. I can't get rid of it and restore my own background picture on the
desktop. When I view the source it says C_WINDOWS_desktop[1] - Notepad

and when you open it up it says:



<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<!----

***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****



Does anyone know where this programme is located so that I can delete it?



Thanks.
Anonymous
January 24, 2005 12:26:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Helen see the below links:
http://www.iamnotageek.com/a/396-p1.php
http://www.spyany.com/program/article_spy_rm_SAHAgent.h...

More info
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=shopathome+remo...


"HELEN BADEN" <helen.baden@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:qzKId.617$_L3.524@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Dear all
>
>
>
> I was invaded by adware from shopathome.com which placed an ad on my desktop. I
> can't get rid of it and restore my own background picture on the desktop. When I
> view the source it says C_WINDOWS_desktop[1] - Notepad
>
> and when you open it up it says:
>
>
>
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>
> <!----
>
> ***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****
>
>
>
> Does anyone know where this programme is located so that I can delete it?
>
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>
!