Spyware?

  Nodnyl1987 12:39 08 Jul 05
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MY computer seems to be running okay, but msn messenger stops responding, and the desktop background has gone. Please help

  Gongoozler 13:40 08 Jul 05

If this is an XP system, then try a system restore. Can you get the desktop background back by right clicking on a blank part of the desktop and selecting "Properties - Desktop"?

  Nodnyl1987 18:21 08 Jul 05

it's an ME system, and no, the desktop tab does not appear on properties for some reason

  VoG II 18:25 08 Jul 05

Try System Restore - it is available in ME.

  Nodnyl1987 12:02 10 Jul 05

system restore doesn't work either, I re-installed windows, and am still getting the same problems

  Gongoozler 10:19 12 Jul 05

When you reinstalled Windows, was this a clean reinstallation after formatting the hard drive, or did you reinstall over the old installation?

  Nodnyl1987 11:52 18 Jul 05

I re-installed over the old version

  Gongoozler 13:37 18 Jul 05

Reinstalling over the old version will only overwrite defective Windows files. Any other files or data will be left intact. The only way to be absolutely certain of a clean start is to backup all your important files and data, make a note of your internet settings and then reformat and reinstall everything.

  Nodnyl1987 14:37 26 Jul 05

okay, but I just found out that I have a trojan file on my computer, and I think that's what's causing the problem

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