I am having a problem on my laptop and really has me beat. I visited a website which it seems had been hijacked. It promptly downloaded 128 items of spyware on my laptop. I removed almost all with spybot,adaware and avg. there is however a continuing problem. I cannot change my screen background. There is a "windows warning" telling me that spyware is installed and that I should click here for removal. Try as much as i can I just cannot remove this. looked just about everywhere i can think of. The only clues I have are exe files that I cannot seem to remove. It is simply called R.exe I have also noticed that shutdown hangs and a program called DIEmWin is the last one to need shutting down but cannot find any reference to this either on the laptop or the internet
Eventually got to the bottom of this one. My desktop was hijacked top the point that all I could see was this "windows warning" which of course wasn't the whole screen became a link to a webpage. I followed the link and at the bottom was this apology and a supposed cure called "clean.exe" which of course did nothing. I then went back to the desktop and right clicked the screen and chose properties. This pointed me to where the file was located so I then deleted it. The warning was still there so again a right click and this time chose to view the source. Loads of html but i recognise some of it with my limited knowledge. used notepad to make the changes needed and bingo its gone.