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My desktop and screensaver tab is missing in desktop properties due to virus attack. Is there a way to recover those?
The following is solved me
Well if anyone is interested and for general knowledge these are the 3entries that were killing the Desktop and Screen Saver tabs in XP. Hupigon13 seems to be at the root of it all.
Quote: Microsoft.Windows.System: Settings (Registry change, fixed)
Microsoft.Windows.System: User settings (Registry change, fixed)
Hupigon13: Settings (Registry value, fixed)
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Posted on Aug 25, 2008
Screen Saver Tab Missing - Display Properties Windows XP Screen Saver
tab is missing from the Display Properties. The most likely cause of
this is malware utilizing Group Policy Objects which enforces policies
for system settings and/or user account(s) settings. The Group Policy
for Hide Screen Saver tab will cause the Screen Saver tab to be removed
from Display Properties when enabled. Group Policies are typically
applied at businesses to control access to programs, system properties,
and user account settings. For Home users, Screen Saver tab can be
removed these Group Policies but usually malware is the culprit. If you
are a home user and the Screen Saver tab is missing from the Display
Properties and looks like the pictures below then there is a good
chance you are infected with malware.
NOTE: Ensure your computer is malware free before applying the following solutions.
CAUTION: Before making any changes to the Windows XP Registry, please backup your Windows XP Registry using the direction from "Using ERUNT to back up the Windows XP Registry". Manual Steps Using Group Policy Editor NOTE: The Group Policy Editor requires Administrative privileges and is only available for Windows XP Professional Edition. Windows XP Home users can use the Windows XP Registry method to remove the Group Policy restriction.
NOTE: If the Screen Saver tab is missing on a per User account basis then the above method will not work, you will need to use the Registry Editor to remove the Group Policy.
Manual Steps Using Windows XP Registry
NOTE: You may need to log off then log on to your user account or restart your computer for the changes to take affect.
Manual Steps Using REG ADD Open a Command Window.
NOTES: The ScrnSvrTb.Show.reg file is from my web server (http://www.lprf.ca). You also can view the contents of the ScrnSvrTb.Show.reg file by right-clicking the file and selecting Edit. You may need to log off then log on to your user account or restart your computer for the changes to take affect. Platforms Tested Microsoft Windows XP Editions Related Articles Desktop Tab Missing - Display Properties Appearance and Themes Tab Missing - Display Properties Settings Tab Missing - Display Properties Theme Tab Missing - Display Properties Password to Protect Restricted (Greyed) - Display Properties Screen Saver Restricted (Greyed) Part 1 - Display Properties Screen Saver Restricted (Greyed) Part 2 - Display Properties Screen Saver Timeout Restriction (Greyed) - Display Properties
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
Friend it will depend upon the extent of the virus attact, if the extent is much the there is the possibility that you won't anymore those. The best solution for your problem is to clean your computer with an updated antivirus program. If in case your virus attact is severe and you cannot recover it anymore, you must reformat your OS.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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