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26/08/2008 20:06

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this is what i had if you get it or have it this may help

1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (mbam-setup.exe) and save it on your Desktop.

2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

3. Follow the prompts and install as “default” only

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:

- Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

- Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

5. Click “Finish.” Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.

6. Scan your computer thoroughly.

7. When scanning is finished click on the “Show Results”

8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.

9. Restart your computer.

Here is how:

Once you have the virus deleted you will notice you are missing the Screensaver and Background Wallpaper TABS in Display Properties. This will prevent you from removing that annoying message or the modified Wallpaper. Here is how you get the TABS back to be able to get rid of the message or stupid Wallpaper:

Manual Steps Using Windows XP Registry…….. be careful

1. Click Start and then Run.

2. Type regedit in the Run dialog box & Click OK.

3. Navigate to:


4. Right-click NoDispScrSavPage to select Modify.

Change the value to 0.

5. Do exactly the same with the NoDispBackgroundPage entry

6. Go out of the Registry and Restart your Computer


In Addition this Viral Abomination also goes and disables your System Restore Options

Here are Instructions to correct this:

1. Go to the System Registry (Start Run, type in: regedit and click OK)

2. Highlight My Computer, then under Edit in the File Menu select Find

3. Type RestoreOpenIsSafe and click on Find Next

4. At the Fist Instance of the Entry, Right-Click on it and select Modify………. change the value to 1 (if it is not 1 already, Click OK, then press the F3 Button to search for more of the same Entry

5. At the 2nd Instance of the Entry, do the same

6. There should only be 2 Instances of the Entry but to make sure that you press F3 again and modify any additional Instances of the Entry until you are through the Registry.

7. Go out of the Registry and Restart your computer.

Now your Restore Systems should work again.

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