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Desktop Problem.

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Okie... new here. Hello. Hi. Anyway, yesterday I opened my computer and there was this huge spyware desktop on my screen. I freaked a little, because there were some inappropriate pictures on them. o_o !! So I right click and hit properties to see where it came from, and I kinda deleted the file known as desktop.html .. and their images ... but the thing is: I might did something bad. You see, when I restarted my computer, instead of that spyware thing... it had a huge white thing blocking it now ... and I can't seem to get it removed. I did the properties thing, and it says desktop.html ... weird. I may did something wrong, but this thing is killing me! Help ? Thanks ..

 

- Amy

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I had the same issue with my desktop being hijacked. My desktop was changed to some security ad. When I right clicked on the desktop, it looked like a webpage. The properties were that of a html file. The shortcut read c:\windows\web\desktop.html.

 

I deleted the 'desktop.html' file and had the same effect, a blank white flashing webpage for a wallpaper. After hours of searching and trying every spyware, adware, and virus removal tool with no success, I finally went to the desktop properties in the control panel. On the Desktop tab, there's a 'Customize Desktop' button at the bottom. On the 'Web' tab, you'll see a place where you can list websites you would like to use for wallpaper. You'll also see the listing of the 'security' website that was placed there. DELETE IT.

 

I hope this helps anyone else out there that was hit with this one. What a pain.

 

John

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