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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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  1. 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.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  2. 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_download.html

    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.
  3. 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.html

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


    "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.
    >
    >
    >
    >
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