Can't Change Wallpaper


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mad amoeba

when go to 'right click on desktop->properties->background' I can't select
anything in the list of images as the box is grayed out. I don't think I
changed any settings so now I am at loss as to what to do.

any advise

thanks
 
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mad amoeba

nope didnt work. Does it matter that im using win2000?
Do i need to restart?

thanks
 
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Maureen Goldman

mad amoeba said:
when go to 'right click on desktop->properties->background' I can't select
anything in the list of images as the box is grayed out. I don't think I
changed any settings so now I am at loss as to what to do.
Kelly has a fix at 256, right "effects options are greyed out -
appearance".
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


(From my own experience, Desktop Architect caused the problem,
although I haven't yet done anything about it.)
..
 
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PCyr

OMG. Please tell me that you didn't just say "Does it matter that im using
win2000?" --- Hmm... think about that one, you ask for help in an XP
newsgroup - but you neglected to mention that your not even running XP?
First of all, try the 2000 newsgroup. Second, check to make sure your not
leaving out significant details.

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Check out http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com for amazing tweaks and fixes

Member of "Newsgroups are for everyone"

Email address is fake to prevent SPAM.
Real email address is pcyr2000 AT hotmail DOT com
Change the obvious to the obvious.
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I have this same problem and the registry edits haven't done a thing...

I recently got the dreaded SpySherrif, so how do I make it so that I can change my wallpaper?
 
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fix spyware

WeirdEars said:
I have this same problem and the registry edits haven't done a thing...

I recently got the dreaded SpySherrif, so how do I make it so that I can change my wallpaper?
Me too!

I've installed and run the Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta, which claims to have removed SpySherrif, but the background is still locked...

any suggestions how to clean up?
 
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Sos:)

WeirdEars said:
I have this same problem and the registry edits haven't done a thing...

I recently got the dreaded SpySherrif, so how do I make it so that I can change my wallpaper?
got the same problem. I am 100% sure I got it from spy sherrif. tried everything but doesn't work. any solution please!

also need to know how we can make a coalition against dreaded spy sherrif.
 
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I have the same problem I just cant get rid of the desktop back round with that unoing MSG of " SPYWARE INFECTION",any help will be apriciated as it will save me formating C drive .

Thank you in advace
 
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I just joined this Forum to help you guys out, I had the same problem late last night, it is SpySherrif along with all it's "buddies" it downloads with it. I disabled everything, thought I managed to fix it, but it came back, it's loading itself through several programs that are going undetected even by current updated scans on your computer. In laments terms it's hiding from you.

Solution:
This is fairly complicated, and I wish there was an easier way to explain it, download Spybot - Search and Destroy, which can be found at download.com, just search for Spybot. Once installed, immediately update the program, but do not scan yet, restart the computer in safe mode (press the F8 key once the BIOS is through with it's POST {all that number crunching at the beginning} and before it starts loading windows with the little bar that goes across, it will give you several options, choose "Safe Mode". Once you've loaded into safe mode run Spybot, it will find several problems including SpySherrif. Now, fix those problems it finds, once it's completely done scanning and fixing, close it. What you have to do now is the hardest part, stay with me. This is a list of programs that seemed to be hiding on my system and seem to be used to reinstall SpySherrif (the bottom line is without these, SpySherrif no longer came back, and they only appeared after SpySherrif hit my computer)

Located in the windows installation directory (typically C:\Windows):
tool*.exe (where * is a random number, there may be several of these)
kl.exe

Located in System32 folder (typically C:\Windows\System32:
paytime.exe

You will need to get rid of these programs if they exist, they aren't neccessary of that I'm sure, I didn't really research them yet, but they were all created within minutes of SpySherrif hitting my computer so I assumed them all bad. Once I got rid of these after the scan and restarted, the problem was gone. I hope I didn't confuse anyone, I'm not good with the explaining portion of this type work, better with dealing with it. Maybe one of the administrators can explain if you don't understand the specifics.
 
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same darned problem

does anyone know who made this program? I'm gonna send hatemail.

I'll try using your process in a sec here.
 
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Oh and if you need to get rid of the spyware...

Use ad-aware to get rid of the spyware stuff. Spy sherrif dont get rid of it. it just screws up your background. just google search ad-aware. It deleted all 90 files of spyware on my comp!!!
 
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I had the same problem I tried everything
I use spybot and now i can change my backround
 
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To remove the desktop.html and restore you wall paperif infected by SpySheriff, open REGEDIT, and browse to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM and remove the Wallpaper entry, also broswe to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\THEMES and remove the Wallpaper entry.

THis will restore you "Browse" button and allow you to choose your wallpaper once again.

Be sure to follow the other removal process's to complete the removal of SpySheriff, this should be done after you complete the above removal process.


http://www.spywaredb.com/remove-spy-sheriff/
 
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WeirdEars said:
I have this same problem and the registry edits haven't done a thing...

I recently got the dreaded SpySherrif, so how do I make it so that I can change my wallpaper?
Yeh i've got it too, exactly the same prob!
 
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I still had the after effects of spysherrif when i got rid of those registry files.
But alas i deleted everything out of my temp files, ran avast... and now I'm a free man.
Ad-aware/Microsoft Spyware/Spybot seek and destroy did nothing to help me... they never do anymore.
 
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Check Thread #14 (remove Wallpaper settings in Regedit) It worked for me.
PS I am upset at the creator of Spy Sherrif
 
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I'm encountering the same problem on my computer. I've tried everything suggested and yet nothing has worked. As well, when I tried that 'Kelly' link, and attempt to open the Display on my computer, a window pops-up reading 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. Please contact your systems operator.' And, just to set the record I am a total technology illiterate. Please, please would someone try to explain what's going on and how to solve it? I'd be much obliged!
 
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