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Old 28th April 2005   #1
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Display properties [damaged by a virus]


Hello there,

A couple of days ago I downloaded something, but it turned out to be a trojan or virus or something. What happened was it changed my desktop background picture to a BSOD image saying something about a trojan infection, and I couldnt change my background picture - when I went to display properties there was only two tabs there: screensaver and settings.

So I used Microsoft anti spyware and kaspersky anti virus and they got rid of some things, and I also managed to find the background picture and deleted that also so now my background is just black, but I still can't change anything.

I went to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and used the "Restore All Display tabs" registry fix thing there and it worked, enabling all the tabs in display properties that were diabled again, BUT I STILL can't change my desktop background image. I can click on the tab for it now and I can see the list of images and the browse button etc, but everything is grayed out and i can't click on it.

So I went into regedit , hkey_current_user, software, microsoft, windows, currentversion, policies, activedesktop to see if i could change the NoChangingWallPaper value, but it is already set to 0!

I am running XP Professional.

Also, when I try to change it by going into Paint it says that I must save the file before making it the background, even though it is already saved!

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is very frustrating.

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Have you tried turning off active desktop? Display Properties>Desktop tab>Customize Desktop button>Web tab, uncheck everything in the Web Pages field. You can delete everything there except My Current Home Page, which should be unchecked. Also uncheck "Lock Desktop Items."

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Active Desktop is already turned off and the My Current Homepage option is already unchecked. Turning it on and then off again does nothing. Lock desktop items is also unchecked.


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There is another location in the registry you may need to look. Under HKCU it only applies to the current user, under HKLM it applies to all users.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies

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Could be a system file problem. Try sfc /scannow under run. Also try the Spyware removal program called AdAware.

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Thanks for the suggestions, but the problem is still there.

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies there isn't any tab or value for active desktop for me to change, and i ran sfc /scannow and it ran fine and no messages came up or anything so i guess that means everything is fine there.

I might just reinstall XP although I'd rather not have to ...

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Have you tried system restore?

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The earliest system restore I can use is after it happened, so no

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