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Blue screen background in "Bubbles" Background

Q: Blue screen background in "Bubbles" Background

The title says it all. Why do I get a blue screen background in my laptop for the bubbles screensaver and not my desktop wallpaper ? I'm using windows 8.1 .

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Preferred Solution: Blue screen background in "Bubbles" Background

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 122.4

As you know there is a screensaver "Bubbles" provided with Win7.

I like it but dislike the background of it.

Can I somehow change the background to another image?

Or does "Bubbles" work only with this light blue Win background?

Peter

A:"Bubbles" Screensaver with other background possible?

I have always seen bubbles use what is currently on the screen.... So if you have firefox open it uses firefox as the background. or if your playing solitaire it uses solitaire. etc

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RELEVANCY SCORE 121.2

Hi, A program on my computer changed the background and restricted my administrator access. Ran Norton and Symantec Endpoint protection and cleaned alot i didn't know was there. My comp is still running slow. I cannot access my task manager or change my background. I'm sure there is more i just havent experienced it yet. Please help. oh almost forgot any file i attempt to open that contains the word "malware" tells me "access denied" including text files. HijackThis log follows.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:01:24 PM, on 8/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbtcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.e... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 108.8

Alright, so every time I leave my computer for about 1 minute, a blue background with bubbles moving around pops up and I have to move my mouse to get it off. This just started happening a week ago, and I'd really like to turn it off. Is this normal? Am I just a pure idiot? (I'm not good with computers.) If so, how can I turn this off?

A:How do I fix this blue background with bubbles on it?

Hello niconiconii, and welcome to Eight Forums.

That would be the Bubbles screen saver. You can turn off using a screen saver to stop this.

Screen Saver - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums

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RELEVANCY SCORE 108

Earlier this evening I randomly got 3 or 4 pop-up windows that were followed by a blue screen.
In a panic or something I pressed enter and the blue screen went away. Everything closed immediately by itself and then showed my desktop.
Ever since, my background is blue with a yellow box that reads
"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

I haven't noticed any difference in how my computer is running, other than the fact that I have no desktop control.
When I right-click my desktop I can't change my wallpaper or any desktop settings.

I keep getting blue screens that go away after I press enter, although, my computer did shut off after I got one of the screens.

I've read posts relating to this but tried following the steps and things were too different.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

Here is my Hijackthis log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:32:23 PM, on 6/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode

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:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = ... Read more

A:Blue background that reads: "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer."

Hello, and welcome.

Scans are best run in normal mode unless otherwise instructed.

Please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 108

My buddy opened up an email and downloaded some sort of virus/malware/adware that I cannot get rid of. My background is blue, and there's a yellow box that reads "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an anti-virus or spyware remover to clean your computer." Malwarebyte's and AVG both didn't detect anything, and I'm out of options. If anyone could help it would be GREATLY appreciated.
Here is my HijackThis log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:05:50 PM, on 6/3/2008
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbxcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Vie... Read more

A:Blue background "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer"

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lphcrtwj0eva5] C:\WINDOWS\system32\lphcrtwj0eva5.exe

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

Please download the OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Please double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it. (Vista users, please right click on OTMoveit2.exe and select "Run as an Administrator")
Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):
Code:
[b]C:\WINDOWS\system32\lphcrtwj0eva5.exe[/b]

Return to OTMoveIt2, right click in the "Paste List of Files/Folders to Move" window (under the light Yellow bar) and choose Paste.
Click the red Moveit! button.
A log of files and folders moved will be created in the c:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder in the form of Date and Time (mmddyyyy_hhmmss.log). Please open this log in Notepad and post its contents in your next reply.
Close OTMoveIt2
If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it w... Read more

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Was surfing around yesterday and noticed this new background was loaded with out my approval. Also, it will not let me access backgound / screen saver settings.

Here is my HJT log,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:41:47 PM, on 6/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

A:Same problem: Blue background "Warning! Spyware detected"

I forgot to mention that I have Norton Internet Security 2008 and have run the virus scan 2 times. Each time it finds and deletes problems, but never fixes the problem.
 

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Hello,

Yesterday i was infected. my desktop says "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Unstall an antivirus or Spyware remover to clean your computer... I keep getting blue screen errors. My graphics are all messed up and my icons and fonts are huge....i cannot change any of these settings including y desktop back ground. AVG keeps finding and healing virus's but this doesnt help. i am lost

Here is my hijackthis log file.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:42:13 PM, on 6/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lphc9lwj0el1e.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG... Read more

A:i have a virus! "spyware found" desktop background, graphics messed up, blue screens.

Can any1 help me?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 105.2

Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen

Vishal

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Got my computer back today (Windows XP), and my background is now all green with a black box in the middle saying "Your System Is Infected...etc"

Also a red circle with a white X in the task bar

I can't open the task manager

Can Anyone Help???...

Downloaded HiJackThis

My log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:51 AM, on 12/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:"Your System Is Infected" Background + "Internet Security 2010" virus/malware problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I'm afraid HijackThis no longer provides the information we require.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.

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

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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Got my computer back today (Windows XP), and my background is now all green with a black box in the middle saying "Your System Is Infected...etc"

Also a red circle with a white X in the task bar

I can't open the task manager

Can Anyone Help???...

Downloaded HiJackThis

My log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:51 AM, on 12/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\i... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 104

hey guys,

i was working on a computer the other day helping someone "clean it up" and make it run faster. i did all the normal "clean up" stuff, got her back online, pc running much faster, everyone's happy.

except for one thing: one of her original complaints was that her desktop background had recently reverted to all RED with this image in the middle that looks something like a biohazard logo.

i tried changing the desktop background via the control panel, and it changed momentarily and then reverted back only moments later. I ran avg anti-virus and spybot to sweep her machine of any bugs/viruses (and found quite a few). when i left the red desktop was gone.

then i got a call a couple of days later saying it had returned, and not only that but her sister (who has the same exact system) was having the same exact problem. actually, i think i remember hearing someone ELSE talking about this too recently.

has anyone heard of this? and then the obvious question being: how do i get rid of it?
 

A:desktop background keeps reverting to red screen with "biohazard" type image

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hey guys,

i was working on a computer the other day helping someone "clean it up" and make it run faster. i did all the normal "clean up" stuff, got her back online, pc running much faster, everyone's happy.

except for one thing: one of her original complaints was that her desktop background had recently reverted to all RED with this image in the middle that looks something like a biohazard logo.

i tried changing the desktop background via the control panel, and it changed momentarily and then reverted back only moments later. I ran avg anti-virus and spybot to sweep her machine of any bugs/viruses (and found quite a few). when i left the red desktop was gone.

then i got a call a couple of days later saying it had returned, and not only that but her sister (who has the same exact system) was having the same exact problem. actually, i think i remember hearing someone ELSE talking about this too recently.

has anyone heard of this? and then the obvious question being: how do i get rid of it?

A:desktop background keeps reverting to red screen with "biohazard" type image

Is it the active desktop notification?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

Mouse cursor constantly flickering between "arrow" and "working in background" .
How can this be fixed?
 

A:Mouse cursor constantly flickering between "arrow" and "working in background"

Hi, is this a desktop or a laptop?
Let us have some Pc specifications.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

My mouse cursor is constantly flickering between the normal "arrow" and "working in background". I restarted the pc, but that didn't work. Anyone had this happen before, or know how to stop it?
 

A:Mouse cursor constantly flickering between "arrow" and "working in background".

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

I think I am infected with Malware, Spyware, or some type of virus. My desktop background has become a bright red screen with a toxic symbol on it and underneath it, it says "Your Privacy Is In Danger!" On the bottom right, in the taskbar, right next to the time and date, it says "Virus Alert!" My computer is also attempting to run anti-Spyware programs all by itself, opening browsers with websites to Spy programs and pop-ups warning me of possible hackers. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:36: VIRUS ALERT!, on 7/20/2008
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:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

I was having an issue with my Windows 7 cursor flickering between 'arrow' and 'working in background' at an irritianting rate and found the following TechSupportGuy thread a couple of minutes ago:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/642572-mouse-cursor-constantly-flickering-between.html

One of the posts in the thread lead me to the solution but unfortunately it seems most people have opted for reinstalling the OS instead!

Given the the original thread is closed I decided to create a new one and post the solution here in an attempt to prevent people from taking such drastic measures to get rid of this (incredibly irritant) issue in the future.

I simply disabled the Windows Search service and killed the process behind it (SearchIndexer.exe) in Task Manager. My cursor is now back to normal

Disabling this service means any new files will not be indexed although you can re-enable it and leave the pc running for a couple of hours every now and again so that new files are indexed. Hope this helps!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 98

Title is supposed to say that it is NOT animated.

I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1737 direct from Dell.

Every time I turn on my laptop and log into my account, there would be a blue, animated circle cursor indicating that the laptop was just turned on and that it is working in the background.

Later on however, I noticed that whenever there were programs working in the background, my cursor shows a blue circle with a light in it, but it wouldn't be animated. This usually happens about 15 minutes after the laptop has turned on. I'm assuming that the cursor SHOULD be animated just like how it was during start-up.

I tried switching the pointers (eg. aero large to aero regular) and it seemed to solve the problem (i think), but after a while, the circle becomes frozen again; I am faced with the same issue. I tried downloading and installing different cursor sets (from DeviantART), and the ones that WERE animated in ANYWAY, were also frozen after a couple minutes.

I'm wondering if anybody else has had this problem and would greatly appreciated it if they provided a solution.

I'm using a 64-bit 7 Home Premium with ATI Radeon HD 3650.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Vista/7 "Working In Background/"Busy" Cursor NO

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Andresu


I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1737 direct from Dell.

Every time I turn on my laptop and log into my account, there would be a blue, animated circle cursor indicating that the laptop was just turned on and that it is working in the background.

Later on however, I noticed that whenever there were programs working in the background, my cursor shows a blue circle with a light in it, but it wouldn't be animated. This usually happens about 15 minutes after the laptop has turned on. I'm assuming that the cursor SHOULD be animated just like how it was during start-up.

I tried switching the pointers (eg. aero large to aero regular) and it seemed to solve the problem (i think), but after a while, the circle becomes frozen again; I am faced with the same issue. I tried downloading and installing different cursor sets (from DeviantART), and the ones that WERE animated in ANYWAY, were also frozen after a couple minutes.

I'm wondering if anybody else has had this problem and would greatly appreciated it if they provided a solution.

I'm using a 64-bit 7 Home Premium with ATI Radeon HD 3650.

Thanks in advance!


Hi and welcome

How much ram? can you take a screen shot of task manager (right click task bar) in teh performance tab. to get to task manager right click task bar

Thanks

Ken J+

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RELEVANCY SCORE 97.2

i have a dell inspiron 6400 with the built in restore option (Ctrl +F11... or something)
i split my hard drive manual with partition magic.

i wanted to know, if i will restor my system will the hard disk goes back to one, or will it stay split?
 

A:install <span id="EBSpanHighlighter" style="background-color: Fuchsia; color: black;"

it'll stay split unless you actually delete the 2nd partition. Just reinstall on c: & you'll be fine
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 93.6

Just a dumb question: what does this operation do? When in the photos application, select a picture. Then right click. There's a "Set as" button. You click that and there are a couple of choices. One is "Application Background". What is that? I could just click it and see what it does, but I didn't want to change something away from a default and find that I couldn't figure out how to get the default back. So I thought I'd ask here.

A:Photo "Set As" "Application Background"

consider yourself lucky that your photos app works at all........for many it doesn't.

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Hey everyone,

Recently, I have noticed that every time I properly shut down my laptop, I keep getting the pop up saying "Waiting for Background Program to Close."

The box doesn't even list the program that needs to close. (Can this be a virus)
Furthermore, if I wait a few seconds, it will shut down automatically, I don't need to click "Force Close"....

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:"Waiting for Background Program to Close" shows no actual programs?!

Could be a program or service hanging. Establish a Clean Boot, run SFC /SCANNOW Command
to check system files for corruption, check the logs including Performance log for errors at shutdown, utilize System Resources to check for Solutions to problems and Generate a System Health Report, and the rest of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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PROBLEM:
I am having several issues? It started by giving me a Generic Host Process error that reads, ?Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.? This is followed by the ?NT Shutdown error? which reads:

?System Shutdown This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM?

This also displays a 60 second countdown before it shuts down. I was able to stop the shutdown by entering the command prompt and typing ?shutdown ?a? but that is only a temporary solution. The virus has now turned my desktop background black with a grey box in the center with flashing ?Warning? text and a message that reads:

?Warning Dangerous Spyware Many viruses were found on your computer such as : Trojan horse, PassCapture, etc. Your personal information can fall into in the ?third hands?. Please check up the computer with a special software. Thank? (It wouldn?t let me change my desktop background in the Display Properties)

This is partnered with a pop-up balloon stemming from a red circle with an X in the center; the balloon reads: ?Warning! Security report Your computer is infected! It is recommended to start Spyware cleaner tool.? After which it tries to connect to the Internet to download more spyware.

Also, when I try to run SpyBot or any other Spyware removal programs I get an error message that... Read more

A:Win32 Shutdown Virus; Black background, flashing "Warning"

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.

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I'm having trouble changing the background for the "All Programs"...button...on the Start Menu. (see attached pic) I'm trying to make it black, like the rest of the "recently used programs" list. I am using Windows Style Builder, although I am also very familiar with Res Hacker. I just need to know what images to edit. I'd also like to change the color of the "All programs" font to a light grey.

I'm also attaching the aero.msstyles file, in case one of the pictures may causing a problem.

A:problem changing "All programs" background for custom win7 theme

The All Programs button is located at Start Menu > Panels > Basic > MoreProgramsTab

The All Programs arrow is located at Start Menu > Panels > Basic > MoreProgramsArrow and Start Menu > Panels > Basic > MoreProgramsArrowBack

To change the text color you need to add a text color property at Start Menu > Panels > Basic > MoreProgramsTab

To add text color property to the following.
Click on Add Property
Use the drop-down menu under Type choose color under Property choose textcolor then Click OK
It always picks black as the default color click on the color
Picked the color you want and then Click OK

Look at the screenshots below will demonstrate how to add that text color property.

Make sure you add this text color property at Start Menu > Panels > Basic > MoreProgramsTab not the location shown in the screenshots.

Jerry

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How can this happen? How can I fix it?

Using Vista Ultimate 64 bit, I used the butterfly sample movie as my desktop wallpaper.

Then, I surfed the net. I came upon a site that had a background, looping jingle.

Next thing I know, not only are there nature sounds in the video, but the jingle as well. My backup copy of the file has the same music.

What if I delete the butterfly.wmv and install a fresh one?

Vista came installed so I don't have disks.

Please help. Virus checkers pulled up nothing.

I sent a Hijack This log to this site but no one has gotten back as yet.
 

A:Vista Sample Movie "Absorbs" Background Jingle from a Website I was on!

Try looking in System Restore to see if there ia a date and time to before you downloaded the bad stuff
 

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Hi!

Yesterday, I got a virus which changed the background of my Windows XP to a blue background with the message "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

Also, my screensaver has been changed to a fake BSOD and then the Windows startup screen which is highly irritating! On top of this, I am being bombarded with pop ups and redirections when using the internet.

Here is a copy of my HijackThis log:


Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TALKTA~1\backweb\81720\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\BLUETOOTH\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\backweb\81720\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\backweb\81720\Program\fspex... Read more

A:Virus- Background changed to "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!"

Anyone?

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Can anyone help? I unfortunately tried to create a shortcut to "Yahoo! Messenger" on my Desktop. This I did by right-clicking on the webpage and then clicking "Create Shortcut". What resukted was the embedded placement of a signicantly sized logo of the words "Yahoo! Messenger". This in inactive and very much part of my Desktop background now! Very irritating and very cunning of Yahoo!. Changing the Desktop Backgrond doesn't help.

I have tried lots of things but can't identify a folder containing the message in order to eliminate it. Unfortunately, in my trials to remove it I turned off the Systems Restore to run Ad-aware 6.0 - having failed when I ran it with the Systems Restore on. This also failed and of course I lost my Systems Restore Point before I could run Registry Healer.

Is there any way I can remove this most irritating , uninvited advertisement?

Greg
 

A:[Resolved] "Yahoo! Messenger" logo on Desktop Background

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When I try to set a picture that is in my picture file as desktop background I right click and highlight and click Set As Desktop Background. This used to work but now the ?Set As Desktop Background? is missing from context menu. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Can you help?

A:Missing "set as desktop background" from picture context menu

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please add which Antivirus and any other third party utility you use for security/ reg cleaners.... to your next post,
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/Rob8oD/screenshot.jpg

Screenshot of my current (obviously hijacked) desktop background is linked above. Also when I go to my desktop settings to remove the HTML desktop, I only have 3 tabs now: "Themes, appearance, and settings" and I cannot even edit my background image.

My problem is the same as the username: bxce123 where I get the fake blue screen.

Another issue is I cannot connect to the internet using internet explorer. It says page cannot be found and so does firefox. The only way I'm connecting right now is by opening a file in explorer and manually typing the internet address in. If I go to google, it takes me to a fake page when I click the results. Here's my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:38:02 PM, on 8/20/2008
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\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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A:Fake "Virtumonde" virus message in desktop background.

I'm not going to say I'm 100% cured but I have managed to get everything back in working order as far as I can tell by running Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware and now here is my current hijackthis log for you pros to analyze...anything suspicious in this one??

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:12:39, on 8/21/2008
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\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsa... Read more

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In Windows XP, is there any way to remove the list of "My Pictures" from the wallpaper (background) list in Display Properties? Every picture I've saved from the Internet and every picture I've saved from my digital camera appears in the list of background pictures that can be chosen from the "Desktop" tab in Display Properties. MOST of these pictures would be inappropriate as desktop wallpaper so I'd rather not have them as choices in the list (menu). In addition, there are hundreds of them! I don't want to delete them from "My Pictures" however. Thanks.
 

A:Can pictures be deleted from the "background" list in Display Properties [Win XP]?

[tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

Try moving them from "My Pictures" to another folder...
 

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Hi,

I use win xp pro service pack 2.
I don't know how or when (little brothers) but my mouse pointer goes to the "working in background" graphic from startup.
I noticed in task manager, in the processes list that regsrv32.exe keeps blinking on and off. Which would be the reason for the pointer problem.
This happens in safe mode as well.
I ran two diff online virus scans which said i'm clear. Ran adaware. Ran yahoo anti-spy which removed something.
I've opened hijackthis and things seem ok except for a bho that won't fix or delete.
I've run CWShredder, which said it removed VX2.Look2Me. After restart it said the same thing. I then used a symantec tool for look2me removal. Said I was clear. Even tried manual removal steps. Nothing there. CWShredder still says it removes it each time I run it.

I have nothing unusual in my startup list. No regsrv32.exe listed. No sign of W32/Rbot-GM worm.
I tried searching for regsrv32.exe on my computer. The search thing must be faulty because it finds nothing. In my system32 folder though i have the proper microsoft file.

The last thing I tried was a windows update. 14 files were listed. After restart, automatic update still came up asking to download and install 4 files.
I did it again, and again, and again. The 4 files won't install.

despair.
pls help
 

A:mouse pointer constantly on "working in background" graphic

solved
 

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Yesterday I had to make a trip to the hospital after suffering damage to my right eardrum as a result of horribly loud "background music" played by a profile on Hi5, and would like to ask for help from the members of this community before something like this happens again!

I have searched on-line (Google) and in the archives of this forum, as well as the Hi5 FAQ, naturally, but have found nothing at all that addresses this issue.

I would like to ask if anyone knows how to turn off the "background music" (I would call it by another name, but this is a family oriented forum, so let's leave it at that) that plays when I open some of the profiles on "Hi5." I was listening to my own music, which was playing rather softly (with the sound volume adjusted on WinAMP, not through the sound system itself), through headphones of my computer yesterday afternoon, and suddenly when I opened the profile of a friend's friend, and without any warning, music started blaring at such an incredible volume that I was literally stunned. It took a while before I was able to possess myself enough to throw my headphones (together with my glasses) off. After a hour the intense pain in my ears persisted and I ended up in the emergency room...

Now, I know about muting the system -- that is, turning off all of the sound by means of the little pop-up volume control switch. And I also know that I can adjust the sound levels by means of the Volume Control panel (i... Read more

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How to stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background.
Running win 10 Home 32 bit upgraded from Win 7 Home Premium

A:Stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background

Someone mentioned that they solved this problem by going to Settings, System Display, Notifications & actions. Turn OFF "Show me tips about windows".

If that doesn't work, you can edit the Registry to disable "Runtime Broker", but this will also prevent Microsoft Store Apps from running.

Runtime Broker is a service called Time Broker, which can be disabled through editing the registry.

Right-click on the Start Menu Icon. Go to RUN and type regedit.exe and select OK.

Find the following entry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000003

Change the 3 to a 4.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004

4 is Disabled, 3 is Manual and 2 is Automatic startup.

Before editing, the original value was 3. Set to 4 to disable. Just change the 3 to a 4 through the MODIFY menu selection, exit regedit and reboot your system.

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Driving me crazy. I've used Spybot, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, AVG, and have updated Vista. Nothing. Computer is very slow. Believe it's related to iexplore.exe running anywhere from 4-12 times in the background all at various usage, range is 30k to 200k. I also hear ads like "Lipton Chicken Soup, Delicious!" and "Congratulations, You Won!".

I've read forums related multiple iexplore.exe 's running in the background, and several recommend something called ComboFix. I haven't gone that far since there are other things techs recommend that I do not understand with out instructions.

Logs below.

Also, perhaps a separate issue(?), I get BSoD during every startup and post-update reboot. Once the dump occurs, it then reverts to a black screen that has a blinking cursor with two choices: Start in SafeMode / Start Normally. In either case, I get BSoD. However, I've learned that during this black screen I can push the power button to run the boot cycle again, and after 5-10 times, it starts. If I choose Start SafeMode or Start Normally, it never reboots. It just BSoD over and over. Now I just keep the thing on 24/7 until critical updates, then fight to reboot it over a coffee and much patience. Not sure if it's related to the above .exe problem, but thought I'd share. Thanks for reading this. I appreciate your hard work.

HijackThis, DDS, ark below. Attach.txt attached.

Thank you for any help! I feel like leaving... Read more

A:Rootkit? iexplore.exe running 8x in background. Hear ads, "Congratulation, You Won!"

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I've noticed that if I right click a jpg file I get "set as desktop background" option in the context menu.

How can I remove this option?

PS: I just want to remove the context menu option, not the function ..

A:Remove "set as desktop background" in Explorer Context Menu

I believe all the options that will remove the context menu entry will also disable the function. I have yet to find a program that cleans up all available context menu entries. Most only do limited removal.

Some links for disabling:

Desktop Background - Specify and Prevent Change

Disable Set as Desktop Background altogether - found the solution! - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

You can change the desktop wallpaper setting after administrator selects "Prevent Changing Wallpaper" option in Group Policy

Q&A: Disable right click option to set JPGs or BMPs as Desktop Background | TechRepublic

A Guy

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Please help.
I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 with McAfee.
This problem just occurred last night.
Cannot remove this new "picture" from my desktop background, as the Display Properties options have been limited to the tabs "theme", "appearance", and "settings". Also, McAfee wasn't in my taskbar as usual, is so I had to run it from Start. So far it has found nothing.

My new background image is like this:
In an orange box: "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer"
In a white box right below:
"Warning! Win32/Adware.Virtumonde Detected on your computer"
"Warning! Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 Detected on your computer"
On the very bottom, the words in the image of a clickable button:
"Please activate your antivirus software to Clean your computer"

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:21:31 AM, on 8/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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I was recently the victim of a virus/spyware/trojan (probably all 3!) programme which did a number of obvious things:

1. Changed my background to a black screen with "warning: Spyware detected?" 'ahtn.html' is now my background.
2. Caused me to receive warning messages every few minutes, pretending to have run a scan on the computer (little red "X" next to the clock)
3. Took me to an internet page to download some virus fixing software (don't worry I didn't do anything [else] stupid like downloading it).
4. Disabled Task Manager
5. Keeps disabling resident scan on Avast
6. Probably much more...

Since the malicious software installed itself I have disabled my network card; rebooted the machine to 'safe mode without networking' and performed a quick and (now doing) thorough scan of all hard drives using Avast (should be up to date since it's always telling me it's done a database update). Although it claims to have found a series of Trojans I am not convinced it's on top of things and haven't ventured back into 'Normal Windows' or onto the www yet.

Also; I have a number of hard drives installed into this system... the avast scan is taking an age since it goes through them all... am I best going inside the box and disconnecting them before starting this? I suppose the query is if the malicious software moves between drives or just stays on my main C-drive.


Thank you in advance for your advice; I've read a number of posts from this board and... Read more

A:"warning: Spyware detected…" 'ahtn.html' is now my background

By the way; this is all being run from within 'Safe Mode without Networking'.
I have not read anywhere that this isn't ok so I hope it is.

Thanks for reading.

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I was recently the victim of a virus/spyware/trojan (probably all 3!) programme which did a number of obvious things:

1. Changed my background to a black screen with "warning: Spyware detected?" 'ahtn.html' is now my background.
2. Caused me to receive warning messages every few minutes, pretending to have run a scan on the computer (little red "X" next to the clock)
3. Took me to an internet page to download some virus fixing software (don't worry I didn't do anything [else] stupid like downloading it).
4. Disabled Task Manager
5. Keeps disabling resident scan on Avast
6. Probably much more...

Since the malicious software installed itself I have disabled my network card; rebooted the machine to 'safe mode without networking' and performed a quick and (now doing) thorough scan of all hard drives using Avast (should be up to date since it's always telling me it's done a database update). Although it claims to have found a series of Trojans I am not convinced it's on top of things and haven't ventured back into 'Normal Windows' or onto the www yet.

I have downloaded to a USB stick (on second PC, laptop) the following which I could run this evening when I return home from work...
dds.scr (from sticky link on this forum)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Spybot Search & Destroy
Ad-Aware
and ComboFix (already read: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...ml#post1829551 so not going to run it (if at all) until instructed to)

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A:"warning: Spyware detected…" 'ahtn.html' is now my background

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.

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Hi, my computer was infected yesterday after I downloaded what I thought was a software update . My computer desktop background was changed to a blue background displaying the message "Warning! Spyware detected on computer! Install an anti-virus or spy remover to clean you computer".

McAfee detected a trojan and deleted it immediately, I then physically disconnected from the internet straight away, looked at the task manager deleted the file B2E.exe that was running from the temp directory. The software tried to take me to a bogus website to download their software and this was blocked by firefox =).

I then ran spybot, followed by panda activescan and HijackThis, the logs are below, could any experts help me out here? I goggled and found websites that tells you how to remove this manually, but not sure if this would be applicable for every computer and the adware may have change since.

Thanks in advance

Panda activescan log

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-08-17 18:53:59
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 5
SUSPECTS: 0
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Up... Read more

A:Help - "Warning! Spyware detected on computer!" on desktop background

Hi js200605


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:
Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

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Some background first. I have three 1920x1080 monitors. The central monitor is Landscape. The two side monitors are portrait, used for working with web browsers, code, communication . . . I find it easer to deal with large amounts of text in portrait, where I can continuously track a lot of text without tracking back and forth across the entire width of a widescreen monitor.

So, I'm trying to set a background. It works fine. It's abstract-ish, so I set the 'stretch' option. That works fine on the central monitor.

On the two side monitors, the image is compressed between the left and right sides of the screen, but does not stretch to reach the top or bottom of the screen. The extent that they seem to extend up and down seem to exactly match the dimensions and alignment of the central screen. If this is so, then it would mean that on the portrait monitors, the background is filling a 1080x1080 block in the center of a 1080x1920 display.

The only thing that functions properly is 'Tile'. None of the other options seem to produce any change in the image displayed. (In some of the options, though not all, this would be normal.)

A:Background "picture position" respected only on primary monitor.

You may try DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more....

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I have no idea when this occurred. I lost the onboard video a few weeks ago and installed an nVidea card. But that's about it. If I right click any image type in Windows, the above message does not appear in the context menu. If I right click an image within any browser, I get the option in the context menu.

I've searched and read most threads pertaining to this issue here, but none have helped. I'd wouldn't mind a SysRestore, but I don't know a date when this began don't want to go back so far that a number of installs/uninstalls would be affected.

Any help is appreciated.

A:"Set as Desktop Background" missing from context menu

In the RUN Box type in "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll" (Without the quotes).

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What is the image # for the "All Programs" background. This is not the "Recent List" (809, 811, 812, 815) which opens first when you press the "Start Menu" button. I exported all the images and have tried several and none have worked. thanks...

A:Image # for Start Menu "All Programs" background

  
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What is the image # for the "All Programs" background. This is not the "Recent List" (809, 811, 812, 815) which opens first when you press the "Start Menu" button. I exported all the images and have tried several and none have worked. thanks...


In Windows Style Builder it's a fill color if you are using a resource hacker I do not know how to get to it.
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Hello, a couple of weeks ago, some random ads started playing in the background of my computer, mostly when I started Chrome. I couldn't tell the source of these ads since I didn't have any other programs running, but Chrome. This has happened to me almost every day along with these annoying pop out windows with a message: "Missing Plugin! Click here to download". Somebody recommended to run TDSSKiller, which I did, but it didn't find any threats.

I really hope you can help me out with this one. Thanks in advance!
OS: Windows 8

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:05:14 PM, on 2/19/2013
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16482)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\syswow64\wwahost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:Ads playing in background and "Missing Plug In" pop out windows

Hello Galadriel87, and welcome to the forum.

My name is nunped and I'll be helping you with any malware problems. I'm an Undergraduate trainee here, and as such my posts to you have to first be checked by a Teacher, because of this my replies to your posts may be slightly delayed. Please be patient and I'm sure we'll be able to resolve your problems.

Please be aware that removing Malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necessitate you taking your computer to a repair shop.

Because of this, I advise you to backup any personal files and folders before you start.

Here are some guidelines for the cleaning process to run as easy as possible.

Please read this topic: Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum where the conditions for receiving help here are explained.
The instructions being given are for YOUR computer and system only! Using these instructions on a different computer can cause damage to that computer and possibly render it inoperable!
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This problem has been persisting for a few weeks and may possibly be related to an earlier run-in I had with the Win 7 Antivirus 2012 malware from an infected link. Anyways, I am open to all help and eternally grateful for any assistance.
 

A:Random audio ads running in background - "Congratulations, you've won!", etc.

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I'm running Windows XP Home Edition.

Recently, my computer displayed "VIRUS ALERT" in the bottom-right corner, next to the time. The time was displayed as 19:38 rather than 7:38, I kept receiving pop-ups prompting me to scan my computer for viruses, and the C: and A: drives aren't listed in My Computer.

I looked into this problem and found solutions on this site. I've ran Spybot, SDFix, AVG, Registry Mechanic, etc. etc.

Now I don't receive the pop-ups anymore and "VIRUS ALERT" is gone.

However, the time is still messed up, my background is still blank and can't be changed, C: and A: are still missing, and every file on the desktop still has the extension written after the name.

The report.txt from the SDfix:

Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :

Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1361.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-07-12 19:22:08
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

disk error: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system, 0
scanning hidden registry entries ...

disk error: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software, 0
disk error: C:\Documents and Settings\david.DAVID-132C88F55\ntuser.dat, 0
scanning hidden files ...

disk error: C:\WINDOWS\

please note that you need administrator rights to perform deep scan

Remaining Services :


Authorized Application Key Export:

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A:"Virus Alert", C: and A: missing, background blank

I don't know whether bumps are allowed or not, but I couldn't find a button to do it so here I am.

Apologies if they aren't.
 

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I don't know what I did, but all the background images on all websites (including this one) are gone...if I right click on the web page, the selection "View Background image" is greyed out, disabled. Does anyone know how to reset the background images on websites so they appear again...I would really really appreciate it.

I just got a new computer with Windows 8, I use Firefox. If I open these websites with IE, the background images are there. So what did I do to my Firefox settings?

I have spent over 4 hours searching through the control panel, tools, Firefox itself, and I can't find a solution.

A:"View background image" is disabled on all websites

This link may help:

not all images are being displayed in firefox but work in other browsers | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

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Hi Guys,

I have no clue wot is going on. I have been getting this noise that really I have no idea where it come from or what is causing it.

It sounds like when cartoniish whipping noise. Now that I formatted with a new hardisk, the noise still EXIST!!. But I have been installing and hooking up to my old disk as well, so it could have been something from there... but I donno... I need help.

Whenever the noise about to come out, my system freezes for a few quick second, the noise came out, the its back to normal again. It comes out randomly.. no specific timing. I am suspecting the java console but I could be wrong.

Here is my Hijackfile.
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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A:Strange "whipping" noise in the system background

the whoosh noise is still there..... heeelllppp////
 

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