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Windows Desktop blocked with adware search add

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Anonymous
March 30, 2005 2:49:02 AM

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My wallpaper has been blocked by an add for adware removal software. When i
click on it it leads to a search for removal programs. I have scanned my
computer several times, rebooted, and gone to add and remove programs but
still cant get this add off my desktop. Please help me

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Anonymous
March 30, 2005 6:27:01 AM

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Hi,

Use the microsoft Antispyware beta1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Cu

Van den Houten Willy

"Clirran" wrote:

> My wallpaper has been blocked by an add for adware removal software. When i
> click on it it leads to a search for removal programs. I have scanned my
> computer several times, rebooted, and gone to add and remove programs but
> still cant get this add off my desktop. Please help me
March 30, 2005 11:41:12 AM

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

Clirran wrote:
> My wallpaper has been blocked by an add for adware removal software. When i
> click on it it leads to a search for removal programs. I have scanned my
> computer several times, rebooted, and gone to add and remove programs but
> still cant get this add off my desktop. Please help me

Google for 'Adaware' and Spybot Search & Destroy'. They are two top
rated adware removal tools and free for personal use. One at a time,
install them, let them update their definitions file on line (they will
prompt you to do so when run) and then let them do a deep scan. One
alone will not find everything, that is why it is recommended to get both.

John
Anonymous
March 30, 2005 10:54:18 PM

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Hi Clirran,

Right-click Desktop, Properties
Select Desktop tab, Customize Desktop
In the Web tab, delete all the items except "My current homepage" (uncheck
it)

Run these malware cleaners:

1. Ad-Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com

2. SpyBot S&D
http://www.safer-networking.org

3. CWShredder
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_downloa...

Update 1 & 2 before running a scan.

Clean-up Windows Startup:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/startup.htm

Then, run a full system virus scan with fully updated definitions. Try Trend
Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers,
trojans etc.

Generic Trojan / Adware Infestation Removal Procedure:
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html

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


"Clirran" <Clirran@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7CA921C3-3A89-4F4B-B587-7D6AC0B71EF5@microsoft.com...
> My wallpaper has been blocked by an add for adware removal software. When
> i
> click on it it leads to a search for removal programs. I have scanned my
> computer several times, rebooted, and gone to add and remove programs but
> still cant get this add off my desktop. Please help me
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