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Desktop Theme Changes to Desktop Theme settings always reverses back to a non-deletable "Modified Theme" on reboot. No viruses or malware found after scanning with Norton / Avast / Spyware Doctor. What could be the problem ??

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Ok go to safe mode with networking by tabbing the F8 key on the keyboard as soon as you push the power button to turn the system on then select safe mode with networjking and login as an administrator not with your username and then tryh to change the theme and reboot the system if does not work , then try to change the theme.Unistall spyware doctor and reinstall it later.Do not keep both avast and norton keep just norton.

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This tip will assist you in removing malware and viruses from your computer for free. The main thing to remember is that spyware and viruses are two different things. A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. Malware, short for malicious software, is programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or
annoying software or program code. It is this type of program that gives you all those annoying pop-ups and will take you to web pages you don't want to go to.It's not uncommon these days for malware to blast right through a virus scanner, after all a virus scanner is looking for viruses, not malware. Below is a screenshot of an actual malware program masquerading as a virus scanner.

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There are two excellent and FREE products that are very effective at removing viruses and malware when used together. The first is called Malware Bytes and it can be downloaded free from Download.com. The second is called CCleaner which will basically remove all the un-necessary cookies from your computer possibly left there by the malware program itself, It can also be downloaded at Download.com
They may not always work 100% because the malware programmers are always 1 step ahead of the anti-malware programmers and it may be the case that your computer has so many infections that it may be quicker and easier to back up your data and reinstall your operating system.
Malware Bytes Review http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol;1
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Download both programs and run them, Malware Bytes will tell you how many infected objects found if any, it will give you the option of removing them and of course you would want to. It will require a reboot. After that I would run CCleaner to remove any cookies left by the malware / virus. You may want to run CCleaner before you reboot after the Malware Bytes scan has finished.
Malware Bytes Infections Found Screenshot
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NOTE: some viruses / malware won't allow you to connect to the internet, in that case you will need to download the programs from an uninfected PC that is able to connect to the internet and save them on a USB drive then take them to the infected PC and install them from the USB drive.

NOTE: You may have to run the virus scan in safe mode by pressing F8 before windows starts up and then choosing "safe mode"

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My m5040 is infected by viruses and malwares and I have no onboard antivirus.What should I do?


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I would firstly suggest that you do a malware scan with the following:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
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Remove all infections that it finds after scan.

Spybot S&D:
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I personally don't recommend wiping your whole computer unless its a last ditch effort. But wiping your computer and starting with a fresh install will always get rid of any virus you previously had.

I suggest that you take a different approach and clean your computer first. If you can connect to the internet with the infected computer go to this link and download Malwarebytes' Anti-malware Here
If you cannot connect with the infected pc, use another one and download it, then copy the file to a usb thumb drive or burn it to a blank cd and transfer it to the infected computer.

*Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer.
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follow the prompts in order to install the program. Do not make any changes to default settings. When the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. **Note. If you cannot connect to the internet with the infected pc, make sure that the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware box is UN-checked

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Once the program installs, MBam should start automatically.

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On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform full scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning.

*Once the scan is finished (could take a few minutes) a box will pop up stating: "The scan completed successfully. Click 'show results' to display all objects found." Click [OK]

*Once you see the main page again, click on [show results]
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*A log file with actions taken by Mbam will also popup. If feel like you need more help, you can click on [file] and go to "save as.." and save it to your desktop. Then send an email to pallanmagoon@gmail.com and attach the logfile you just saved to your desktop to send to me. I will review the infections found and can tell you if you need to take further action. Its up to you.

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Dell Dimension 5100 restore cd


If you can get to AOL No Problem than I can help.

Once your on AOL
add this to your address bar (http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html)
Download the file and save it to your desktop
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Automated Removal Instructions for Antivirus Pro 2009 using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

  2. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or MBAM, from the following location and save it to your desktop:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Download Link


  3. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  4. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named Download_mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  5. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button.

  6. MBAM will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program as shown below.


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  7. On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform quick scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Antivirus Pro 2009 related files.

  8. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. When MBAM is scanning it will look like the image below.


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  9. When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image below.


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    You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the AntivirusPro 2009 removal process.

  10. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.

  11. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.


    mbam-antiviruspro-2009.jpg


    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  12. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

  13. You can now exit the MBAM program.
Your computer should now be free of the AntivirusPro 2009 program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:

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I have a virus and stmanteec antivirus notification keeps popping up on my screen: What can I do??? Help Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan Event: Threat Found! Threat: Trojan.Zlob File: ...


If you have a virus you can not delete or if your system will not boot up correctly and you suspect a virus is the problem, a recommended solution is to start your computer in safe mode and run a virus scan. By running your computer in safe mode, non-essential processes do not start and non-core components are disabled. In other words, only the minimum necessary programs will load. Tough to remove viruses, spyware and other malware usually have no chance to run and disrupt your system and can more easily be removed.
**To run a virus scan in safe mode, you must have active anti virus software installed on your computer.
To run a virus scan in safe mode, follow these steps:
  1. If your computer is on, shut it down
  2. Power on your computer
  3. Immediately after you power on your computer, repeatedly press the [F8] key (about once per second)
  4. In the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrows to select Safe Mode and presss [Enter]
  5. Select your current operating system and press [Enter]
  6. Select the user you would like to login under (if applicable)
  7. When your system finishes booting, click the Start button on your task bar
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  9. Click on your antiv virus program to run it and follow the anti virus program’s normal steps to run a virus scan
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  11. Close out of your anti virus software
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