How will I be able to restore my desktop's display properties to chose colorful background?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by xwin, Jun 18, 2004.

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    xwin Guest

    My XP (Home) Dell desktop was infected with various viruses, worms,
    malwares, CWS spywares, etc. I was able to clean it up from all sorts of
    Internet parasites. When it was infected the virus changed the desktop
    background to dynamic animated porn pictures. Now I can't even change the
    desktop background from plain white because in the 'desktop propeties' says
    URL(address): file://C:\WINDOWS\Web\desktop.html.
    When I went to 'C:\Windows\Web' folder there's no HTML file there, however,
    I can dump the HTML page as 'view source' instead of 'display properties.
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    ***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****
    <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html;
    style="BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-LEFT:
    medium none; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none"
    bottomMargin=0 bgColor=#3a6ea5 leftMargin=0 background="" topMargin=0
    rightMargin=0><IFRAME id=0
    style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; LEFT: 0px; WIDTH:
    800px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 1px; HEIGHT: 565px"
    name=DeskMovrW marginWidth=0 marginHeight=0
    src="file:///C:/WINDOWS/Web/desktop.html" frameBorder=0 scrolling=no
    subscribed_url="C:\WINDOWS\Web\desktop.html" resizeable=""> </IFRAME>&nbsp;
    xwin, Jun 18, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    Get ahold of a phone book and look up a repair/service person. Spend the
    money for a hours's worth of consulting advice. Chance are if you pay
    for it, you'll follow it in the future to keep your system running
    Plato, Jun 18, 2004
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    Kelly Guest

    Kelly, Jun 19, 2004
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    jwhit Guest

    Go to: "Start" - "Settings" - "Control Panel" - double click

    Click on: "Desktop" tab - click "Customize Display..."

    Click on: "Web" tab

    In the box under: "Web pages" you will see a check box and "Security"

    Highlight (select) "Security" and click on "Delete"

    This will remove the unwanted web page from your XP desktop.

    Posted through - free access to hardware troubleshooting newsgroups.
    jwhit, Jun 23, 2004
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    jasonwoodrun Guest

    Hi Wolfgang,

    I have uninstalled MailWasher and re-installed it, but it's still not
    working. Thanks for the tip, anyway.

    I have disabled the plug ins, Bob, but MailWasher is still not


    jasonwoodrun, Jan 9, 2005
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    jasonwoodrun Guest

    Bob, you're a genius! I thought I had disabled the plug ins, but I
    only had put a tick in the Ignore plugin status check box. I took the
    tick out and clicked the Disable plugin button. The Email Scanner area
    in the Control Center turned red, indicating it was not fully
    functional. I then tried MailWasher and it actually worked! I then put
    the tick back into the Ignore plugin status check box, and the Email
    Scanner area in the Control Center turned blue again. So, this is
    fully active and MailWasher is working too. Great!

    Thanks a lot!


    jasonwoodrun, Jan 9, 2005
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