Lost control of destop



newbie
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
I have an windows 2000 system.

A trogan or virus locked my desktop so I cant do right click anywhere in
explorer. I dont have the option to do properties.

All the icons "disappered" from the desktop. They still exsist, I ran
search.

When you created a shortcut, it made 2 of them and if you deleted one of
them, the other would not work. That one I fixed.

The desktop was set to active from the virus/trogan. In the display
properties, I cant change the background, every choice is greyed out. It is
set to some explorer background.

I ran MS antispyware, norton antivirus, Did all the updates and removed most
of what I could that I could figure out what was installed bad html files.

What suggestions do you have to fix these problems?
If you need other info, I'll see what I can do.
Thanks in advance.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
and
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

In the right-pane, delete the following values (if exists)

- NoDispBackgroundPage
- NoDispScrSavPage
- NoDispSettingsPage
- NoDispAppearancePage

Don't forget to check both of the above registry keys.

Follow-up with a thorough malware cleanup. Begin with the stand-alone
scanner from Trend Micro, named "Sysclean" package. Trend Micro's Sysclean
package (free), it's capable of eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full
instructions at:

Trend Micro Sysclean package
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820

The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

--
Ramesh Srinivasan
MS-MVP, Windows Shell

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

"newbie" <no1@home.com> wrote in message
news:caKdneBQZOFLuzTfRVn-vg@speakeasy.net...
>I have an windows 2000 system.
>
> A trogan or virus locked my desktop so I cant do right click anywhere in
> explorer. I dont have the option to do properties.
>
> All the icons "disappered" from the desktop. They still exsist, I ran
> search.
>
> When you created a shortcut, it made 2 of them and if you deleted one of
> them, the other would not work. That one I fixed.
>
> The desktop was set to active from the virus/trogan. In the display
> properties, I cant change the background, every choice is greyed out. It
> is
> set to some explorer background.
>
> I ran MS antispyware, norton antivirus, Did all the updates and removed
> most
> of what I could that I could figure out what was installed bad html files.
>
> What suggestions do you have to fix these problems?
> If you need other info, I'll see what I can do.
> Thanks in advance.
>
>


Lost control of destop