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Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Q: Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

i basically had this happen from nowhere, whatever the home page is for IE is the background, and i cannot change this or know how or what is causing it, plz help..

ty

-nick

A: Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Display Properties, Desktop tab, Customize Desktop button, Web tab.

Also right-click the desktop, Arrange Icons By, Lock Web Items...

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I recently downloaded Babylon Translator but decided to opt out. I did a search of Cdrive
and deleted all that was found. The trouble is that when I opened Mozilla Firefox instead
of coming up with my default Home Page (which is my ISP's HP), I got a Babylon Search Engine which has been "enhanced by Google". To my mind it is a Google alias. In German to boot.
I went to Control Panel>Internet Options and my default HP is as it should be,my ISP.
I have looked all over the Control Panel,Program Files and elsewhere to no avail.
How can I get rid of this Babylon engine whose address is search.babylon.com/home.
A look in Firefox also was no good.
Please help,
Regards, brianml.

Below is a summary of my machine.

Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Brians-computer (in MSHOME)
Profile Date: Monday, 10 March 2008 11:34:29 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2v
Windows Logon:

Click here for Belarc's System Management products, for large and small companies.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5L-VM 1394 Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0304 09/05/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
368.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4520B [CD-ROM drive]
PIONEER... Read more

A:Solved: Unwanted Home Page.

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Each person in the family has a log on in XP Home.

When programs are installed, they put short cuts on all the desktops. I wanted to delete them from the kids desktops. I know where the desktop is on the computer, but I can't access these files to delete them.

Anyone got any ideas?

Kev
 

A:Solved: Unwanted Desktop Files

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Hi
I have windows xp. Somehow I inadvertedly put an image from space.com on top of my regular background picture. I've tried everything I can think of to get rid of it like restore computer to earlier time...changing background..etc. nothing works. It ruins the beautiful background picture having this smaller picture overlapping it. Can you pleeeeeeze help?
Thank you
Cathy
 

A:Solved: unwanted desktop image

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Hello and Merry Christmas!

I got a new toy for xmas: A HP scanjet 4470c scanner.

All is working well, except: It has installed "Share-to-web upload folder". I have tried all the usual tricks to get rid of this but can't. I can find several instances of HP or hewlit-packard in the registry but don't know which one will safely kill this app. Any ideas?

(BTW this is NOT a shortcut and is not deletable)
 

A:(Solved) Unwanted scanner app on desktop

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I saved an image on my desktop and now I can't get rid of it. It covers about 8/10th of my screen, the rest is my wallpaper, which is fine. Can anybody help me. I use XP Home, IE6 sp2, OE6. I checked Properties on my wallpaper and it does not appear there. Help, help. I have right clicked on everything and nothing seems to help.
 

A:Solved: Unwanted image on desktop

Oldwest said:

I saved an image on my desktop and now I can't get rid of it. It covers about 8/10th of my screen, the rest is my wallpaper, which is fine. Can anybody help me. I use XP Home, IE6 sp2, OE6. I checked Properties on my wallpaper and it does not appear there. Help, help. I have right clicked on everything and nothing seems to help.Click to expand...

Try going through the windows explorer>desktop>right click on the image>delete
 

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I have an HP printer. After I open and work with HP Gallery, it causes strange icons to appear on my desktop--as many as 30 or more, sometimes. Some of them are labeled with a numeral; 1, 2, 3 etc. Others are labeled "Directory Map". One is labeled "last-write". When I open this one, my Notepad page appears, with the date and time showing the time I opened the HP Gallery. Most labeled with a number allow me to Preview them, but "No Preview Is Available" appears when I click on Preview. Others labeled with a number and all labeled Directory Map, allow me to Open them. When I do, a page appears, filled with words and short phrases; many of them relate to "gallery" and "documents and settings".

Does anyone know what causes this, and how I can prevent it? It is a nuisance to send them to the recycle bin each time I leave the HP gallery.
 

A:Solved: Unwanted icons appear on desktop

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I recently upgraded a Win-XP home system to Win-7 Home Premium. Everything went fine. But I have four system icons on the desktop, two of which I want to keep and two that I'd like to get rid of. The two keepers are the My Computer and Network icons, the two I don't wan to see are the Home Group and Library icons. This machine is the only Win-7 box on the network so Home Group is moot, and I do not expect to explicitly use Libraries any time soon. So the associated icons are just clutter on the desktop.

For whatever reason, the two keepers include a "delete" option in their right click menus but the two I actually want to delete don't. So, how do I get them off the desktop? I don't think any of the four were present on the desktop when I completed the installation, and I don't remember what I did to get them to show up.
 

A:Solved: Unwanted desktop icons

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Hi;

One of my kids turned off PC's security during a download and forgot to restart when they finished. I know of at least two issues.... "ABOUT BLANK" (loss of start page) and "MY SEARCH ASSITANT" in programs add/remove. PC is now fully secured and I am now looking for any remaining "rats in the woodpile"! Would appreciate a read of the HJT scan below-

Many thanks in advance
Webz
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:12:09 AM, on 9/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\caissdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\C... Read more

A:Solved: HJT Scan read please....loss of start page & unwanted search assist present

Please click here http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sun_Java_Runtime_Environment_d4648.html to download the latest version of JAVA Install the application, then go to the Add/Remove Programs options in the Control Panel and Remove ALL previous versions of JAVA.

log looks fine
Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates and then run AdAware, MS Defender (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize

Check for updates and run weekly
 

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I was goofing around qith windows slide show and ended up with all these pictures in my desktop background list not only Microsofts goofy stuff like Stnedhenge and Azul (?) but now I got l a long a** list of pictures I wanna delete from there how though I cannot seem to figure it out and Microsoft tells me how to clean up unused desktop ICONS which is not the problem here. I would appreciate some help its like I am thinking man this stuff is sucking up my space on the puter and its maddening. thanks tech guys Bad
 

A:Solved: Remove unwanted desktop backgrounds?

Go to C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper. Look for the entries you don't want and delete them
Let me know if it works. I got it from Google.
 

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Is there any way I can get rid of the annoying "Show Desktop" button which has appeared on the lower right of my screen, just above the taskbar, and for which I have no use?
 

A:Solved: Unwanted Windows Desktop Button!

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When I close down after using the internet often there is a web page remaining from a site I have not been on. It is a sort of pop-up advertising on-line gambling. Is it malware? nothing is showing on a routine scan.

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Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I just bought this computer and already I am plagued by the unwanted "Conduit search" page and have thus far, been unable to get rid of it. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 138525 MB, Free - 102719 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Veriton Z290G
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Actually, I am using Vipre Premium Anti Virus
 

A:Unwanted web page

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Windows xp, ie8.

I have been getting //rvzr-a.akamaihd.net coming up on my pc and I cannot see how to get rid of it, apart from the cancel X at the top of the screen.
Where is it coming from and can I stop it as it takes over the computer when loading.
 

A:unwanted web page

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I have started getting an unwanted web page show up on my pc.  I'm running windows 7.  In the tab it says (Sponsorship) on the address line it says    m.goodthingshappen.com.  Warns me that my computer is in poor shape.  That it is a certified Microsoft partner and wants me to download a repair tool.  I've run Malware and bytes, CC cleaner. Search and Destroy.  So far it doesn't seem to hurt any thing but it keeps coming back. yipnyapThanksEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Unwanted web page.

 
 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the log into your next reply.
===================================================
 
  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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 ESET Online Scanner
 
Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Instal... Read more

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I've worked on this problem for quite a while with no success. Desktop has a mirror image of an about:blank web page that is also set as my homepage. I have not been able to get rid of the desktop image (which says my machine is being watched and I need new spyware software - nice). IE is a little messed up too. Has some kind of tracking going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's a copy of my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:11 AM, on 8/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\WorkFlowTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\Opware14.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\OpScheduler.exe
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A:Solved: Desktop and home page hijacking

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Hello.
Hope someone can help. As I search on Google, a automatic unwanted new page pops up with an MSN Search on it. How can you turn this off or stop it from happening? If it wasn't MSN one would say its a malware of some kind. Any one know how to deal with it?
Thanks in advance.

A:Unwanted MSN Search page

MSN still has redirects though, and that makes what it is doing malicious (because you are not in control of how your system is working).

Check your hosts file and see if there are any entries there that shouldn't be. That's the easiest way to redirect a search. Did you download any MSN toolbars or anything?

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Can anyone help with removing the pagebreak on page 1 (so as to bring page 1 and 2 together?) thanks
 

A:unwanted page break

Hi ibm.

Not sure what overall result you're looking for, but try this.

1. Select the entire table.

2. Table > Table Properties > Row: uncheck "Specify height", check "Allow row to break across pages".

hth,
bomb
 

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I seem to be infected with some malware that directs my browser to an unwanted web site--'Adultfriendfinder'.

In Safe Mode, I have run updated versions of AVG, Ewido, Microsoft Antispyware, Spybot S&D, CW Shredder, Adaware w/ VX2, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard. Also ran Windows Update for all fixes, etc.

I previously had a program listed in Add/Remove Programs called Mysearchbar, but I couldn't uninstall it, and a search of My Computer didn't locate it. However, the last set of scans seems to have removed it.

Also--possibly related--I am unable to enable Internet Connection Firewall on my dialup connection. I get a message 'Cannot enable shared access. Error 1060: the specified service does not exist as an installed service.' I don't know how to deal with this.

I'm using Windows XP Home.

Here's the Hijackthis log. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Andy Mason

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:26:29 PM, on 2/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Unwanted web page--possible hijack?

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

Please be patient with me during this time.

We also suggest that you Subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. You can do this simply by clicking the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

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Hi... I bet you guys get this a lot...... but somehow I've become stuck with some po*y searchco as my home page and I don't want it. Dunno how this happend. Can someone please show me how to get rid of it...
 

A:Unwanted home page ?!?

Click on the link in my signature to download Hijack This. Download it and click "Save".

It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

The downloaded program will be a .zip file. Extract the .exe file from it and save in the permanent folder you just created.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program.

Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

The log should open in notepad. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Really strange happening!!~
Hi guys
I use Windows 98

Until yesterday - whenever I logged in to the net, the first page I saw - and the one I wanted by default - was the www.megalink.net web site. (That is our ISP). But something happened yesterday that is very distressing. Since then, when I click on the I.E. icon to log-on , what comes up is a Google page - with the headline "I can Find It" at the top. And the URL in the address line is www.icanfindit.net/?aid=577.

So I went into IE Tools, Internet options, General and sure enough, that new URL is in the address line for the home page address. So I changed it back to the Megalink URL, clicked APPLY and OK. Then I manually changed the URL in the IE screen to Megalink, and it came up. I went back into Tools, Internet Options and clicked save current.

But when I log off and back on - the same problem recurs. And while the Google page is loading, this line appears on the task bar at the bottom of the screen: http://4-counter.com/?b=crue

Any thoughts?

anxiously - StanC
 

A:Unwanted starting page on log-on

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IE page scrolls when I press up/down arrows on my keyboard. Any way to get rid of this nuisance?

I have IE8, Vista SP2.

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Hi..I'm new here so please bear with me.

Every time I switch on my pc and go online I get a web page come up that has replaced my home page of choice. A search engine I've never heard of and don't want.
I go into settings/general and delete it and put in my own web page of choice only to have it reappear next time I go online. Is there any way I can get rid of this for good and keep my home page of choice permenantly.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Unwanted home page ?!?

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I need to know how to get rid of search-world page which comes on atuuomaticaly when ever i start up

 

A:how to rid computer of an unwanted page

Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum

i suspect you have spyware/virus

have you carried out any scans

anyway
post a hjt log
HIJACK THIS:

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe
http://www.thewhities.com/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can not get to any of the above sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far more damaging to your PC with this software, and so I will be unable to add any advice on the log and so will nolonger be replying to your post with regards to the HJT issue, so please have patience and wait for one of the secruity experts to provide further detailed advice

i will however, be notifie... Read more

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Hi there.
I have a machine that runs Vista. A few days ago I had become the recipient of an unwanted toolbar or web page that calls itself Mywebsearch. I say toolbar or web page because I’m not absolutely sure which of the two it is. Maybe it’s both. My normal home page is Google, and I want it to stay that way too. When I go onto the Net, my Google home page is there. But when I visit anything and return to my home page by clicking on the home icon, that home page changes toMywebsearch. It doesn’t make any difference using the function “Make Google my home page”, because Mywebsearch overrides it.

I have gone looking on the Net for ways to remove this Mywebsearch trash, and so far they all seem to involve going to the Control Panel and removing programs called “My Web Search” and “My Search Assistant.” I cannot find these programs on the list. How the hell do I get rid of this creepy trash?

Thanks for your time
 

A:Unwanted toolbar/ web page

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I notice that others have posted something about the subject unwanted page that pops up when I go to some site (like CNET) and click a Download button. The URL of the page is http://rvzr-a.akamaihd.net/sd/wrap-0.01.html?u=http%3A%2F%2Frvzr-a.akamaihd.net%2Fsd%2Fapps%2Ffusionx%2F0.0.3.html%3Faff%3D1700-1016. It is always blank, but pops up in front of the page I'm on. I have run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, and they find nothing. I have HiJackThis on my laptop and can run and save a log, but per the instructions, will not do that until asked.

I notice this only happens with Firefox, my default browser. It does not appear if I use IE, so I suspect something has altered the configuration file for Firefox.

What is this thing and how do I stop it from appearing?
 

A:akamaihd.net - unwanted page

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Can anyone help me get rid of unwanted home page & pop-ups. If have run NoAdware and HijackThis which shows all sorts of R0, R1, O2 and O4 lines in log file which means little to me.

These programs can't seem to fix these unwanted statements in registers however ? How to get rid of it ? Tx, Michiel
 

A:How to get rid off unwanted home page ?

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When I start the computer, it shows the desktop for a second, then a file opens. I just have to click the red "X" in the top right corner and it goes back to the desktop, but how do I get rid of the file that opens. It is called "common" and there's nothing in it.
 

A:Unwanted page at boot up.

What program is "common" opening in? Or is it a file folder?
Click the Help menu to see what program -- if it just says About Windows, then it is a folder that is opening in My Computer. If so, check the address bar to see the full path to this folder. If the address bar is not displayed, click View | Toolbars and check it. If your system is not set to display the full path, you can click the down arrow at the right end of the address bar, and that will let you see just where this "Common" folder is located. paste that path into your next reply.
Or, you can click Tools | Folder Options..., View tab, and check one of the Display the full path in the ??? bar options.

Whether it's a folder, or a file opening in a program, we need to find out where it's starting from. Copy and paste the following code into Notepad, then save it on your desktop as Runkey.bat Be sure you set the Save As Type: setting to All Files. Then double click the file. A notepad window will open up. Paste the contents into your next reply.

Code:
if exist regkey.txt del regkey.txt
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /s
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /s
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v DesktopProcess
Start regkey.txt
Exit
Also, check the startup folder (Start | All Programs | Startup) to see if ... Read more

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I have a Lexmark Optra Lxi + printer connected to a NetWare 4.11 server by parrallel cable. I have two new computers using Windows 2000 Pro and every time I print from those machines I get a sort of cover page with the users name spelled out ascii style:

and some other information including the app that sent the print job, time, etc. I can't seem to find out out to shut this function off.

I have 4 other machines running Win98 and they DO NOT get the extra cover page when they print.

Thanks.

PS I put this in networking because I'm not sure if the problem is with the server (Novell) or the clients printing on the network (Win2K)
 

A:Unwanted Cover Page

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 12:14:35 PM, on 4/28/04Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CA\ETRUST\INOCULATEIT\INOTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CA\ETRUST\INOCULATEIT\INORT9X.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\LOGWAT95.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CA\ETRUST\INOCULATEIT\REALMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\OLEHELP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\HANDSPRING\HOTSYNC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://any-find.com/sp.htmR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://any-find.com/sp.htmR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://any-find.com/index.htmR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Intern... Read more

A:unwanted home page

You are infected with a variant of the CoolWebSearch.Download CWShredder from the below link and unzip it into a directory. Start CWShredder and click on the FIx button to have it remove all CWS infections it finds.Download CWShredder from:http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zipAfter you download the program, unzip it into a directory. Make sure all browser windows are closed and double click on the cwshredder.exe to start the program. When the program is loaded click on the "Check for Update" button, and if it finds an new version it will download it. You should then double click on cwshredder.exe again and click on the "FIX" button (not the "Scan only" button) and let it scan your computer.To get the best results it is recommended that you run it in safe mode. Reboot windows and press F8 at boot/windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select safe mode.A tutorial that goes over this process step by step can be found here:How to remove CoolWebSearch with CoolWeb ShredderOnce that is completed you should follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and DialersStep 1:Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them. You should run both programs and clean up what it finds. This is to gaurantee that you find the most malware you can installed on your computer.Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory that you updat... Read more

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Hi-------- Got infected with with something that changed my home page. I have been unable to correct the problem thru Internet options, general tab. Is there some other way to acomplish this task?
 

A:unwanted home page

You will need to download hijackthis and run a scan. Also spybot

see here:
http://www.webattack.com/get/hijackthis.html

http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

remember, please check these out BEFORE you start downloading.
When you have run a hijackthis scan then post the logs here and soemone will help you out.

These programs will show you what has taken over and then those with good knowledge of reg entries and viruses will be able to tell you what to fix. good luck
 

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Hey,
ive got this problem with my internet explorer browser.
Each time i open it, my home page isnt the one that ive set, its changed to something about spyware.
I know that i have gotten spyware on my computer that is causing this, however none of my scans are showing anything.
Is there a way to delete it from the regisrty?
Any help would be great
Cheers

A:Unwanted Home Page

Hi,
please go through the 'Having problems with spyware/viruses' in my sig. This will help you get rid of the hijack, and remove all the spyware, and hopefully even speed up you computer.

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My operating system is Windows 98. I have an annoying website that comes up as my homepage when I connect onto the internet. It doesn't always come up immediately either. What I see first is a message box saying that a plugin is in progress and then the unwanted webpage pops up. How can I once and for all get rid of this website file???

Thanks for any help.
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A:Unwanted home page

Your Homepage has been Hijacked. Go to the security site on this Forum .
Download and run Hijack this and post your log in the Hijack this site and one of the Security Experts will help you.

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I am running a Dell desktop win xp pro sp 3. I have a worm that I cannot remove. It will open additional pages in IE that seem to be selling or advertising info. I have the pop up blocker on. Using Avast professional addition. I have done a full system scan and a boot time scan, both indicate signs of a trojan but cannot delete or move. I also run updated versions of Ad-Aware and Spybot search & destroy and delete what they find. Also have run CCleaner and delete what it finds. I did have the postcard.exe virus/worm, but now it appears to be gone, but the IE pages still open as well as some pages won't open at all. Please advise what more I can do. Thanks - Kevin

A:Unwanted Page redirects and pop ups

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

Viewpoint Media Player<<This is ... Read more

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I have windows xp and MSIE 7. AOL 9.0 SE was installed on my computer (stuck with dial-up due to geography). When I now open MSIE, the AOL Toolbar page is the opening page. Even though it is supposed to not appear once use, it continues to come up as the opening page in MSIE, even though my home page is Google. I understand that removel of the AOL toolbar does not solve this problem and compounds the problem with error messages in MSIE. Help please!

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Now, I understand that there is a strong likelihood this can't be done – firing .exe or .bat files from within an html page is obviously something that is typically frowned-upon, and for good reason (viruses and other malware would love this kind of functionality). That said, I’m trying to find a solution to a problem…

I’ve created a webpage for my company’s intranet which displays the status (i.e. in-use/not-in-use) of four server PCs which staff members can log onto remotely should they need a little more oomph than their desktop machines can provide.

I’ve now been asked to include a link/button on the page to allow users to directly remote log onto servers which are not in-use from the “server-status” web page. It seems a little lazy to me as it’s really not that hard to click START and type mstsc, but who am I to complain?

I’ve therefore been trying to get my html code to launch C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe upon the click of a button, but having searched the web, I’ve not managed to find anything that works. (I did find lots of references to some javascript code which purportedly does this, but it didn’t seem to work for me.)

I’ve also tried creating a .bat file which launches mstsc – double-clicking on the file itself fires-up the remote desktop client nicely, but I cannot get it to launch from my webpage – understandably IE appears just as jittery about launching .bat files as it is launching .exe files!

As mentioned earlier, I suspect that thi... Read more

A:Solved: Launch remote desktop from intranet page

I've come-up with a fix - simply included a link that takes the user to a network folder containing batch files that automatically connect to the relevant server PC when you double-click on them.
 

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A while back I opened a link in OUtlook. For whatever reason - that site is now permanently a part of my desktop. I can't get rid of it and I've tried everything I can think of. It sits in the corner of the screen behind my icons. It is not just a shortcut -

I have Windows XP Home Version 2002. Service Pack 2

Here is Hijack this log if it helps.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:33:15 PM, on 12/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\ODD Toolkit\DVDTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\BellSouth\hcenter.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Greetings,
I have a white overlay with the right corner folded down over normal desktop icons what could have caused this and how do I fix it? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks
 

A:Solved: White page overlay on desktop icons

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A week ago I fitted an extra internal hard drive to handle a video program and subsequent large files. I followed instrutions from one of you fellows out there who know what they are doing. Everything is fine with the drive and program. The problem is I get a page when the desk top has finished loading that just shows the new drive. How do I get into the XP SP2 program to remove it. Thanks, great site!
 

A:Unwanted page at start up, how do I remove it.

Could you post a capture of this page?

Give a little bit more information on the page if possible?
 

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My Opera is opening two unwanted pages eachtime I start up: 0.0.0.4 and 0.0.0.0 how can I fix this?

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Hi guys, I've been having some problems recently with my browsers..Certain websites, will not load. I've tried multiple browsers, IE, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, etc.The very first time I tried to open these webpages, they would be redirected to some other sites like soundsofopera.comor videocop.com, etc. I went in to Mozilla Firefox and Adblock 'd those redirection sites. I tried opening the page again,and it would give me a blank page, with the status "Done" at the left bottom corner of the browser.Removed text not written by member. Pasting in additional information posted by member posted elsewhere. ~ OBTake a look at Untitled.JPEG. Thanks.In fact, the redirection site changes daily.. it was soundsofopera.com in August 25, and now it's ultrabestportal.com End of paste. ~ OBHere is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:01:25 PM, on 26/08/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32csrss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccSetMgr.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccEvtMgr.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedSPBB... Read more

A:Unwanted redirections, blank page..

Hi Changg,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like give a few guidelines so that we can fix your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will revi... Read more

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Problem: I am unable to change my home page setting.

Operating system: Windows XP.

I have always used “Blank” as my home page setting However last week something got into my computer and changed my homepage to “searchpage.html”.

When I open up Widows Explorer instead of a blank screen I get “Searchpage”. If I type in say www.vote.com another search page is displayed with the following message:

“You try to go to the vote.com
For visit this site follow this link: HTTP://vote.com
or type in full url (including HTTP://) in the adress bar.”

I have tried to delete “C:\searchpage.html” from my C: drive but it keeps coming back.
I have also tried to use another web site for my home page but it always goes back to “about:blank”. I also have a “about” icon on my desktop that I can’t delete.

How do I get rid of this junk.

Can someone please HELP!

GVD60
 

A:Unwanted home page setting

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Can anyone please help.

My home page has been changed to an unwanted search engine which has the address, use blank. At the same time I get pop-ups regarding spy-ware. Also since this happened I cannot activate my desktop icons without being online If I do the computer just freezes and I have to reboot. I have tried many things including re-setting web settings and I have used spy-bot search and destroy and ad-aware but I just can't remove them. I understand that the only other method would be to re-install windows or re-set the registry. Any advice.

Thanks
 

A:[resolved]unwanted home page

Hi paul.m, and welcome to TSG

I'm not a security expert but there are some who donate their expertise on this site. However they will want to see a copy of a "HijackThis" (HJT) log to help you properly.

If the hijack is really bad (i.e. fast) try and download startpage guard as a temporary measure to keep you on the one page and then download and run SpywareBlaster (this is a preventative to help stop further infections) and CWShredder and also check for updates on Ad-Aware and spybot to see whether you have the very latest versions.

Also, get HijackThis (HJT) and if there still problems, post a HJT log here and wait for one of the security experts to get to you.

For Spyware tools, some sites to download from are:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/startpageguard.html

Good luck!!
 

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When adding a new tab, YAHOO SEARCH page comes up. "Pogo.com" is about the search box.I am running:Windows 7Mozilla FirefoxI think this appeared after a recent Mozilla update.lee douglas

A:Unwanted yahoo search page

Can you take a screenshot?

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Noticed on my computer today that there was a new homepage. Super Anti-Spyware clean and Avira clean, but MBAm found a PUP. Here is the mbam log

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 2/2/2015
Scan Time: 9:21:37 PM
Logfile: mbam.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2015.02.03.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.01.14.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: songe_000

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 347127
Time Elapsed: 39 min, 28 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 1
PUP.Optional.WebSearch.A, C:\Users\songe_000\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2lsg6gue.default\searchplugins\Web Search.xml, Quarantined, [62abc258dcae00367335467ac93a966a],

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
(end)
 

A:Unwanted home page change

When I Iooked at my anti-virus report this evening it said no viruses were detected but I didn't notice at first that it said there were 2 warnings. So I am posting that report as well.

Avira Free Antivirus
Report file date: Monday, February 2, 2015 20:59
The program is running as an unrestricted full version.
Online services are available.

Licensee : Avira Antivirus Free
Serial number : 0000149996-AVHOE-0000001
Platform : Windows 8.1
Windows version : (plain) [6.2.9200]
Boot mode : Normally booted
Username : SYSTEM
Computer name : MOMSPC

Version information:
BUILD.DAT : 14.0.7.468 91859 Bytes 11/24/2014 10:23:00
AVSCAN.EXE : 14.0.7.462 1015544 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:14
AVSCANRC.DLL : 14.0.7.308 54576 Bytes 11/19/2014 05:32:33
LUKE.DLL : 14.0.7.462 60664 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:28
AVSCPLR.DLL : 14.0.7.440 93488 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:14
REPAIR.DLL : 14.0.7.412 366328 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:13
REPAIR.RDF : 1.0.4.40 695717 Bytes 2/1/2015 08:14:57
AVREG.DLL : 14.0.7.310 264952 Bytes 11/19/2014 05:32:28
AVLODE.DLL : 14.0.7.440 561456 Bytes 12/17/2014 07:58:13
AVLODE.RDF : 14.0.4.54 78895 Bytes 12/5/2014 20:43:08
XBV00014.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00015.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00016.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00017.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
XBV00018.VDF : 8.11.165.190 2048 Bytes 8/7/2014 18:44:30
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Hello all-
I have run the required scans, and they are attached. I have an unwanted toolbar and startup web page that I can't seem to get rid of. Both IE and FF initialize to this link http://vshare.toolbarhome.com/?hp=df , and I don't want it!!

Also, my pages are loading more slowly than in the past, as if the system "hangs up" for a few seconds before loading the new page.

Thanks for any help you can provide, techies!!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294885 MB, Free - 89093 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5769 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F700C, , .B0T5YG1.CN4864386B0026.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Unwanted toolbar and slow page-loads

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Hi, I'm new here. I need help badly. I have few problems which had been bugging me for some time.

Whenever I tried to search for something using yahoo, another search page "searchportal" will pop-up. And while I am surfing the net, a pop-up will appear once a while featuring different products ranging from porn to adware removal, with the title "only the best".
As if not enough, somtimes when I just started to surf the net, a plug-in called "websiteviewer" will automatic install.

I tried scanning with Spybot S&D, AdAware, CWShredder,
each time I fixed the problems found, and when I reboot the PC again, the same problems came back again. Pls help me... thnks a million.....

Attached is the log file of HJT.
 

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Hey, I went on this website a couple of days ago and it askd me if i wanted it as my homepage, I clicked no and thought everything was all gd. But now I've realised that it HAS became my homepage and I tried to reset google as my homepage but it refuses to go away. I've scanned with Norton and Spybot but have both been useless. HELP PLEASE :(

A:Unwanted home page on Internet Explorer!!!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I put a photo of myself in the admin account page of the user accounts. I want to remove it, but I cannot?
I tried logging into my MS account but still no luck.
The picture is "not" in the program data\Microsoft\default account picts?

So where is it?
I really want it gone.

I hate so much when microsoft does stuff like this. I should be able to right click and delete it or at least select it and delete it.

any ideas?
Thanks
Frank

A:Admin account page has unwanted photo?

If you are in "Your Account", you can browse for a new picture. Did you try that.

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HI, I have recently had an unwanted web page at start-up in Google Chrome (ISTART.WEBSEARCHES.COM). Not sure how it accessed my pc. The only addition to my software was to download VLC Media player, recently.
 
My system:- Gigabyte GA-7VR, with latest BIOS. AMD Athlon xp 2100+. Ati Radeon 9000. 150GB hdd. 1GB ddr ram. 500 watt psu. Running on Win XP SP3 with all updates (as of today).
 
I am using Bitdefender anti-virus. with latest updates. I have scanned system with Malawarebytes and used JRT junk removal tool, both updated.
I tried resetting Google to defaults.
 
Can't seem to find a way to get rid of this.
 
Anybody got an answer to removing this.
 
Appreciate any solutions.
 
Regards,
 
Raymondo44

A:Unwanted web page starts in Google Chrome

Hello,
Follow the steps in this guide. Special attention to steps 2, 3, and 8.

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I am using IE7 on Windows XP. IE will open, slower than I remember but it opens. The problem I am having is when I go to search (usually Yahoo, but happens on Google too). I will put in the search topic I am looking for, when the results come up and I click on the one I want (or any for that matter) I get redirected to some other website. The one I am usually getting starts out as http://go.yahoo...... then ends up at http://yellowpages.superpages.com....but have ended up at other sites than what I was looking for.I have run McAffe and Advanced System Care, but nothing is found. Can anyone please help me? It is really frustrating!

A:Using IE7 and any search engine will redirect to unwanted page.

Hi and welcome. I have moved your topic here as you appear to be infected. Let's get a scan and report done.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave a... Read more

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My OS is Windows XP. My browser is Mozilla Firefox. I went into Firefox options and set my home page to I Google. Now you would think that the home page should stay the one you want. but mine does not. When i log out of Firefox and then log back in a home page called Fastp2psearch.com becomes my home page. I've tried several ways to get rid of it for good to no avail. Does anyone know how to remove this for good?

A:Unwanted home page keeps coming back

Hi satisfier. Welcome to TSF!

Any chance you use Limewire, Napster, or other P2P software? Sounds like you have a browser hijacker.

Mike

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Hi there.
I have a machine that runs Vista. A few days ago I had become the recipient of an unwanted toolbar or web page that calls itself Mywebsearch. I say toolbar or web page because I’m not absolutely sure which of the two it is. Maybe it’s both. My normal home page is Google, and I want it to stay that way too. When I go onto the Net, my Google home page is there. But when I visit anything and return to my home page by clicking on the home icon, that home page changes to Mywebsearch. It doesn’t make any difference using the function “Make Google my home page”, because Mywebsearch overrides it.

I have gone looking on the Net for ways to remove this Mywebsearch trash, and so far they all seem to involve going to the Control Panel and removing programs called “My Web Search” and “My Search Assistant.” I cannot find these programs on the list. How the hell do I get rid of this creepy trash? (I'd really like to confront some of the creeps who create trash like this.)

Thanks for your time
 

A:Creepy unwanted toolbar/home page

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Someone at my work has done something to his defaults in Word. Whenever he creates a document, page numbers appear automatically in the header. You can go in and manually delete them of course, but how do you fix the default settings?

He uses a Mac, btw, if that makes a difference.

thanks,
Vetten
 

A:Unwanted page numbers in all Word documents

It sounds like you overwrote your normal.dot (default Word template). Do a search on your hard drive for normal.dot, delete it and see if this clears it up.
 

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I first came across your site in Apr and began following instructions on "preparation". Got quite frustrated running into programs I could not readily download or utilize for some reason or other but mostly as I am running on a dial-up connection (and continually got "cut-off" here 'n there).I started ALL OVER AGN this past week doing everything I could. Coupled with what I had learned from my sojourn in Apr I THINK the original "problem" has now been handled - I CAN now "maintain my own background pic AND I am not having to reset my Home Page every time I re-boot" HOWEVER, I would like to KNOW that the problem has truly been handled and that there are no lingering "bits,bytes,pieces" that may crop up somewhere and start this all over again OR if there is anything ELSE (which you might see) that I should take care of before it does get out-of-hand ???I also have some questions on how I might better "make this computer my own" as it was a hand me down gift from a friend and I don't use "all the bells and whistles" but don't think they belong in this forum and would appreciate any redirection/suggestions.Thx a million - jts (here's the reports) :Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Larry Schleusner on 2008-07-08 15:06:39Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------... Read more

A:Sorry - Name Unk - Continually Directed To Unwanted Home Page

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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When I click a search result in Google it sometimes sends me to an unwanted page, usually another search engine or advertising page. Clicking the back button sends me to the desired page. I ran Adaware and deleted 15 cookies. I ran Malwarebytes and it found 1 item: Hijack.tray which I removed. I tried to run SDFIX but it would not run in safe or normal mode. I tried to run DDS and got a notepad window saying "this program must be run under win 32" and a ton of other weird characters. I ran RSIT and got the followingLogfile of random's system information tool 1.06 (written by random/random)Run by Sorg Family at 2009-03-22 06:49:31Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3System drive C: has 22 GB (56%) free of 38 GBTotal RAM: 767 MB (55% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:50:06 AM, on 3/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files�... Read more

A:Google links are redirected to unwanted page

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Hi
I have always had a facilty sign above clock on bottom right corner which enabled me to change/view the clarity/size of page details from 100% to 150% to 200% etc. This has suddenly disappeared and I do not know why??? Also at the same time my desk top icons were always displayed on a white background until 2 days ago when this changed unannounced to black and then the next day this had now become blue!!!!
Causes and cures would be much appreciated

thanks

Tamspot
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel Corporation 865 Embedded Graphics Controller, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 300105 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 206860 MB;
Motherboard: , 865M01
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: Page clarity symbol on taskbar & desktop background colour

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When IE6 starts the webpage http://www.safyway.blogspot.com opens. This is not my default page or home page and I have no idea how this has become the default page. When attempts to change this default page are made, it returns back to www.safyway.blogspot.com It appears the hijacker has taken control over the default start page of IE. I wish to get back control to the earlier normal settings. Please assist. Also when the fix it option is clicked in Hijackthis for the 2 lines R0 and R1 there is no effect on this setting.

Here is my HJT log file.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:07:36 PM, on 25/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
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Hello,

I would like to know if it is possible to disable adds, advertisements, videos and other unwanted objects on the page ?

Regards,
 

A:Disable adds, advertisements, videos and other unwanted objects on the page

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I'm trying to print a mail merged document of about 160 letters and MSWorks automatically inserts page numbers when I go to print or preview the document. How do I stop the insert of page numbers?

Message: You have added the Insert Page Number field to the merge document. Each entry in the merged document will be marked sequentially. Click OK to number each entry sequentially.
 

A:Printing unwanted automatic insert of page numbers in MS Works

instead of using works which is incompatible with most other word processors and not fully functional, use openoffice which is and is free and can save in MANY formats.

www.openoffice.org
 

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Before I start, I want to make sure of something. The below referenced item under Security & Malware Removal shows a post that says to follow indicated steps before sending in your problem. is the below referenced still a valid option to follow first before anything else? (see below)

Thank you,
tiapoo

Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum

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funnies.com is somehow my desktop and will not go away. Tried everything I can but it keeps coming back. Also, I think it is filling my hard drive. For five years I have more than 60% empty. Now out of 30 Gig, only 2 or 3 left. Please help.
 

A:unwanted desktop

You are probably infected.
Download and run HJT and then copy and paste a copy of the log here.
Then click on the red triangle at the top-right corner of your post and ask a mod to move your post to the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs
 

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Surveys, blue links and Zone alarm I get a survey pop up on a large number of web pages saying something like " congratulations you have been chosen to participate in a survey for ....(the web page you are entering). Also on many sites such as Wikipedia, many Forms etc. there are a number of light blue or red double underlined common words that link you to some form of advertisement. I had tis problem years ago but can't remember how it was solved.
Also on IE Zone alarm has hijacked the home page. I have been able eliminate it from the search engines but not from the home page. Zone Alarm has not affected Firefox

.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce G210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 350650 MB, Free - 242285 MB; D: Total - 350651 MB, Free - 350551 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, WMCP78M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:53:32 PM, on 6/20/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16611)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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A:Unwanted surveys, red & blue highlited links and Zone Alarm home page on IE

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I have just started doing some voluntary work and part of this involves looking after 4 PC's 2 running windows 98 and 2 running XP Pro. on 1 of the XP Pro systems There were a couple of desktop shortcuts which when clicked on attempt to connect to the Internet via a premium rate number one was called MP3Collection and the other LotsOfGames I immediately deleted them and rebooted the machine and there they were back again I had a look at the properties of these shortcuts and they seem to point to HTML:MSA64CHK.dll:rundll32.dll or something like that I navigated to the system32 folder and found the same shortcuts there and deleted them I also deleted the MSA64CHK.dll file and rebooted. Partial success the shortcuts no longer appear but I get an error message stating that MSA64CHK.dll can't be found It seems that this file somehow hooked into rundll32.dll otherwise the computer seems to run fine. any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Jon.
 

A:Unwanted shortcuts on desktop

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I am running windows xp professional on my other hard drive and have an icon that just wont go away. The program it was accociated with has been deleted. I have tried dragging and dropping to the recycle bin but windows cannot find the program. How do I fix this. Thanks
 

A:unwanted desktop icons

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Good day to you Gurus,
Yesterday I uninstalled a 30 day trial programme [Adobe After Effects CS4]. Since then, every time I start my computer I get 93 [yes ninety three] unknown files on my desktop. I tried putting them into a folder and moving the folder from the desktop but to no avail. I did a restore to no avail. I deleted all the files but next time I start my computer they are there again. Thinking that they may be something to do with the uninstalled programme I did a search of all my drives and deleted anything that was left.
I am running Windows XP/sp3.
below are a couple of the file names.
_21_8ab7888d4747615a73f603bde4dcc8f9 last modified 31/07/2008
_21_adb70dda121094970486fb71933d356e last modified 06/08/2008

Any help that you can give me will be appreciated as usual.
Thanks,
GEORGE.

A:Unwanted files on Desktop

Your settings in the program itself need to be changed. You need to point the temporary files to a different directory.

Adobe After Effects is placing temp files on your desktop because it is not configured correctly.

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My friend has an icon on his desktop without a file association. He is unable to delete it. It balks at being renamed so that a file extension could be inserted. Is there any way to zap the file without clearing the desktop of all other shortcuts?
 

A:Rid Desktop of Unwanted File

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
 

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Tell me how to remove the unwanted ad program that pop up every time when i start.

I used spware, also cleaned Startup folder.
 

A:remove an unwanted ad in Desktop

Check the Read: posts in the Security forums
 

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Using Gateway computer with ME upgraded to XP home edition, use by daughter at college. Came home with problem(s). Corrected most except for this one that has me stumped.

On the Desktop the normal type of icons are shown, But off to the right top corner is a 1" X 3" rectangular box with a small (tiny) box in its left upper corner marked with a "X". I can not get rid of this rectangular box. A "LEFT" click on the box shows a website "working offline" but if the computer is connected to Internet it goes to the website (windows update site).
A "RIGHT" click on the rectangular box shows the usual Desktop dropdown list (arrange icons, refresh, paste, etc).

No help with running Scandisk, defrag, or using Norton Utilities program. Any suggestions for getting rid of this unwanted Desktop guest.

Thanks in advance......tennessee
 

A:unwanted desktop item

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Two or three weeks ago a bar I'd never seen before showed up on my desktop; I have no idea what it's linked to or what it's supposed to do. It doesn't respond to mouse clicks, so I can't access any Properties for it. It shows as a totally white vertical bar on the left side, covering about 20% of my desktop, which has pushed many of my active icons off to the right with no way to access them.

The bar is alive in some way, since part of the display changes to show the name of my active file/folder. When the display is expanded it displays the following:
======================
Folder Tasks
Rename this folder
Move this folder
Copy this folder
Share this folder
Delete this folder

Other Places
My Documents
Documents
My Network Places
[These are not places I use voluntarily]

Details
*Financials*
File Folder

Data Modified; Thursday,
February 21, 20008, 11:29AM
=========================
I'll be happy with any information leading to the arrest and banishment of this bar. I *use* my desktop icons and this thing is hampering my work. TIA

System:
Pentium D Dual 3.0 GHz 2GB RAM Win XP Pro SP2RC2
256Mb NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE - 1280 x 768 True Color
AVG 7.5 Anti-virus Sunbelt Free Personal Firewall
 

A:Unwanted Unknown Bar on Desktop

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There is an unwanted background on my desktop.
It is a warning that my computer might be infected with a virus and
I suspect that the virus or popup program actually switched to this
file from my previous background, which I would like to restore.
I have tried but when I go into Display and Desktop and Background, I can not
choose any of the selections. This is a vexing problem, the security warning
currently set as the backgound is ugly. Any help / suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Unwanted Background on Desktop

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I don't know how I did it, but on my Desktop on the left side of the computer is the FOLDER TASKS BAR and I get it to go away, it takes up to much of my screen and never was there before and now I can't move my folders around on the desktop freely anymore either.
 

A:Unwanted item on Desktop

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I thought I was putting a screensaver picture on my desktop when I downloaded a picture from Phantom of the Opera. No, now it is a permanent fixture and I don't know how to remove it. It was not a screensaver and I want it gone! Judy
 

A:Desktop - unwanted picture

What happens if you right click on the desktop, Properties and try and change it.

Can you see what file it is using and delete the file.
 

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Can some one please help me with something that I suspect is quite easy to fix:
When I start the computer, I get a load of desktop icons (gambling, sex, etc), that I can't get rid of - they come back everytime I reboot!
Also, when I start IE I want to go to my preferred page, Google, but even though I program it to do that, evrytime I reboot it goes to some other page of adverts.
Please help, but remember, I am not particularly savvy, so keep it simple.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Unwanted stuff on my desktop

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Hello,

I inadvertantly stuck a Utube video of Stevie Ray and Jeff Beck in the Desktop so it can be seen on my screen when I start-up and it plays. I love the jam of Going Down, but enough is enough. How in the heck can I delete it from always being there and playing?

Appreciate any help!
 

A:Unwanted Video in my Desktop

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Today six large icons appeared on my desktop. Their headings are:

Gambling
Dating
Pharmacy
XXX
Spyware
Insurance

I have been trying to get rid of them with no success. Does anyone out there know where I should go from here? Unspypc was also installed on my machine, but I was able to get rid of it. Any ideas?

A:Unwanted Desktop Icons

Hi my name is David Click here to download HJTsetup.exeSave HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the "Select Addition Tasks" dialogue.Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.Click on the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.David

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This has me utterly mystified! My laptop is running Win 8.1 x64. On the same home network my PC (Win 7 Pro) is running a new Win 8 x86 install in a VM (VMware Player). Both were set up using the same Microsoft account rather than local accounts. What is sending me apoplectic is that if I change my desktop background on either system it causes the other to change too. If both systems have the same themes available then both will display the same theme. If not then the second system will display its default desktop theme.

I can only think that this is a completely unintended consequence of using a Microsoft account. Anyone?

A:Unwanted Win 8 desktop synchronisation

You can choose what is synchronized between your devices from synch settings . If you don't want to synch desktop background you can turn off the Appearance slider. Hope this helps

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I have a open window on my desktop called Reminder, with a IE error message that the page can not be displayed. There is no way to get ride of it, if I right click nothing happens but if I right click twice it opens IE. Can anybody help me with it?? I have XP Home. Thank you.
 

A:unwanted window on desktop

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someone please tell me how to delete it i don't even know what that app is called
 

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Several unwanted desktop icons appeared recently (I think they come via Search2000 when IE is used). They won't right-click for deletion, nor will they allow themselves to be drop-dragged to the recycle bin. They don't appear in the desktop icon list when using the desktop cleanup feature. Any ideas how to get rid of them?
 

A:unwanted desktop icons

Try running adaware and spysweeper.
 

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I would like to know how to stop pop-ups and unwanted icons on my desktop. I consider these to be the worst form of spam.

Email spam does not affect my web browsing experience, clutter up my hard disk without my permission, or make me wonder if it is messing with my Windows registry without my knowledge. But pop-ups and unwanted desktop icons do.

Whenever I enter certain websites, such as my hotmail account, I am often bombarded with pop-ups. On my laptop, especially, it has become extremely tiresome having to wait until all pop-ups have downloaded before I can begin to view my hotmail account. It is even more frustrating having to constantly close pop-up windows only to receive XP "Send Error Report" and "Program is not responding and needs to shut down" messages before I can begin to view my hotmail account.

Is there a free solution to this problem or do I have to perpetually be investing in internet fixes if I wish to continue using the internet?
 

A:Pop-Ups & Unwanted Icons on Desktop

You should use Mozilla, a great web browser for preventing pop-ups:

www.mozilla.org

I also use Adaware to get rid of spyware:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Look out for programs that spew out icons on your desktop and whatnot.
 

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I installed a desktop calendar a couple of month ago and do not remember where or how I did it. It is a simple calendar in the upper right corner of the desktop with the two following month adjacent & in smaller print. The numbers are in white print, and the current day in black. The calendar froze up & stopped working on December 26th. I would like to remove it from the desktop but haven't been able to. I checked the add-on's & gadgets, & programs and cannot identify its location............what can I do??

ru4gerry

A:unwanted desktop calendar

Hello,

First, could you post a screenshot of it?

Second, could you complete the BSOD posting instructions? In particular, I am interested in the msinfo32 file and the perfmon report.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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I have additional themes added to my desktop themes. They appear to have come from my pictures. No more are adding at this time. How do I remove these unwanted pictures from "themes". A right click on these unwanted pictures in "themes" only yields "what's this" & I don't know how to access the folder where "themes" are kept. (I am using XP home). Please advise Gary
 

A:unwanted desktop themes

If you are referring to wallpaper choices on the Desktop tab, the unwanted pictures come from your C:\Documents and Settings\Your_User_Name\My Documents\My Pictures folder.

You can move your pictures out of the folder and after a reboot they will no longer show up as wallpaper choices. You can also edit the registry shell folder settings but I don't recommend it.
 

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I've finally had enough and need help! For some time now whenever I close a Metro App (are they still called that?) my machine defaults back to the desktop , even if I have other Metro Apps open. It boots to the Start Screen ok and I want it to stay there until I tell it otherwise! anybody know how to make it behave please? (It's a Samsung all-in-one deskto with Norton 360 anti-virus).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3983 Mb
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 927684 MB, Free - 851915 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., DP700A3D-A05UK
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Unwanted defaulting to desktop

Right click the taskbar and select properties. Select the "navigation" tab
Make sure you have OFF, When I sign in or close..etc...
 

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Weird, harmless, but irritating: Three files keep appearing on my [Win7 Ultimate] desktop, labeled "Appearance", Library" and "Saved Puzzles", none of which are used.

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A:Unwanted Files on Desktop

Welcome,

If you goal is to put them out of sight, out of mind; try this

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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I've been getting annoying popups and strange icons on my desktop from partypoker. I've realised this is some kind of virus/spyware.
AdAware nor Housecall finds anything though.

What I know is I have a file called "SSK3_B5 Verticlick 8.exe" in my Documents and Setting\My user folder, which I'm guessing is some kind of virus. I'm not sure if this is the one causing the pop-ups though, just guessing. From the hijackthis-log I'm guessing that at least the "Surf Sidekick" thingies shouldnt be on my computer.. Thanks in advance for help, here is the result.txt from hijackthis-analyzer

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:47:43, on 2005-06-10
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.aftonbladet.se/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = L?nkar
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {02EE5B04-F144-47BB-83FB-A60BD91B74A9} - C:\Program\SurfSideKick 3\SskBho.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SurfSideKick 3] C:\Program\SurfSideKick 3\Ssk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [qhpf... Read more

A:unwanted popups and icons on desktop

It looks like a short log, can you please repost another?

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After surfing the net the other day I found several unwanted [5] desktop icons on my PC..."Travel"..."Poker"...."Card Games"..."Casino On-Line"...and""Bingo"...were the titles. The problem is I can't delete this icons at all. Right clicking to delete won't work as well as click and drag....tried running Ad-Ware..Spy-Bot and Hijack This...they[icons] are still on my desktop...you guys have helped me in the past with great success so please tell me there is a way to DELETE these ICONS!!!!...thanks and awaiting your suggestions and instructions....running a Gateway...Pent4...with Windows XP-Home
 

A:Cannot delete unwanted desktop icons

Hi irishb29

Welcome to TSG!

Please do this:

First create a permanent folder somewhere like in My Documents and name it Hijack This.

Now Click here to download Hijack This. Download it and click "Save". Save it to the Hijack This folder you just created.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program. Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log. Click "Save" to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.

Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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windows 7 pro keeps putting folders I do not want on my desktop. It's not always the same but the folders always start wit "my". It's "my contacts" or "my searches" "my music" ect... I don't use the pre-made folders and I delete them but they keep re appearing. Does anyone know how to get these off my desktop?

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Hi, recently everytime I turn my computer on I keep getting duplicate icons on my desktop it picks about 3 different icons to duplicate I keep sending them to the recycle bin then delete them from the recycle bin but everytime I turn my computer on 3 or 4 different icons keep replicating each time like 7 to 10 times for each icon could someone please help me with this

thanks in advance

cateyes


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:22:02 PM, on 1/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\GameChannel.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\pro... Read more

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Greetings,

I rarely turn my computer off but recently, every time I power up again, My Computer loads onto the desktop screen. It goes away when cancelled and doesn't reappear until the next restart. I can't think how to stop this happening?

Any advice please?

Thanks, Pete.

Win 7 64 SP1

A:Unwanted 'My Computer' on Desktop on startup

Hi Pete,

To clarify; I assume that you're talking about the My Computer desktop icon? and that they way you've turned it off is; Right click the desktop->Click Personalise->click Change Desktop Icons (In the left hand pane-> Uncheck "Computer" and click OK

Please confirm if i am correct, if not and that's what you're trying to do please attempt the method shown above. If i'm not correct please clarify what you're doing and how (Perhaps a screenshot will help)

If I am correct and the problem is persistent then there's a few things that could be causing it:
- Something resetting the registry value on startup or shutdown
- Inproper registry/file permissions
- Settings not saving correctly (For all users)

We can continue working out what's going on when we know a little more, however if you want to speed up the process a list of the programs running at startup would help... To get this:
- Download Autoruns.
- Unzip the package
- Run Autoruns(.exe)
- Once it's loaded click File>Save
- And save the output to a text file somewhere on your system

Once that's done, copy and paste the contents of of the text file in your post(And place code tags around it) or attach it to your next post.
Note: Only do this if you're comfortable with us knowing what starts up on your computer,

Cheers,
Jamey

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Hi all,

I recently uninstalled a Sage training package, using the usual method via control panel.

The uninstall did not remove the shortcuts from my desktop, both to the package and to the manual.

I cannot move them anywhere either! aaparently this is because l have already deleted the program.

Anyone any idea how l can delete them please?

My OS is Vista Home Basic service Pack 1.

many thanks

A:removing unwanted desktop shortcuts

Greetings .I've had similar issues before and the easiest way I found was to simply reinstall the software, delete the shortcuts, then uninstall it once more. If that won't do it you might need to use a tool like Revo Uninstaller to perform the uninstall (after reinstalling it) to make sure all files and registry entries are removed.

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