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Desktop properties disabled

Last response: in Windows XP
January 27, 2010 2:57:32 PM

Hello I am unable to change my desktop background. I had a virus problem and it appears the virus had been removed but when I restart a message appears that I am still infected I scanned with ATT McAfee and it says I am not infected.
a b 8 Security
January 27, 2010 4:37:42 PM

Boot into safe mode with networking (f8 on startup). Download, install, and update malwarebytes. Do a full system scan.
January 27, 2010 5:04:12 PM

I'm in the process of scanning now.
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January 27, 2010 5:04:49 PM

5 infections so far
January 27, 2010 5:06:00 PM

18 now
January 27, 2010 5:34:20 PM

now 40....

I was told by Malwarebytes' to report an Error code of... 732(12007,0)

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a b 8 Security
January 27, 2010 5:46:45 PM

Once it's finished it's scan, make sure all infections are removed successfully.

When it's done, you can restart back into normal windows. I would suggest uninstalling Macafee and installing Avira. It's an active, live updating, AV with internet security.
January 27, 2010 6:55:51 PM

The total was 61.
I have restarted and it appears to be CLEAN....WOW!!!... I want to thank you MR./MRS/Miss/aford10 for your brilliant suggestion. It might seem simple to you, but I have been up all night trying to save so very important files. It is a warm feeling to know there is still someone like you that is willing to help.
January 27, 2010 6:57:20 PM

Best answer selected by cwb1234.
a b 8 Security
January 27, 2010 7:17:23 PM

Lol, thanks. I'm glad it fixed your problem.
January 27, 2010 7:18:21 PM

Thanks again.......