Blocked Desktop

  Brian Todd 18:43 26 May 2005

I am using Windows XL and had a black box on the dsktop warning about viruses which appeared every time teh desktop appeared.
I managed to get rid of that but now have a completely blocked Desktop. No changs to teh appearance can be made, it is totally white today, yesterday it was windows blue.
Also the occasional worrd in my BBC pages have been converted to hypertexts and lead to advertising.
What can I do?
My son who works with computers at school is baffled and says itmust be a very clever virus.
That is no help!!!!
Can any reader sugest something he has not tried?

  VoG II 18:47 26 May 2005

Try Ad-aware click here Spybot click here AntiSpyware click here and a² click here

  Brian Todd 23:38 26 May 2005

Tried all three no change.
Thanks fro the suggestion.
Any others out there?????

  Pooke100 00:06 27 May 2005

turn off system restore and try again in safe mode?

  SEASHANTY 08:38 27 May 2005

I suppose you could also try the free version of Ewido click here

  Brian Todd 14:35 27 May 2005

Tried al no change??
Thanks for the siggestions.

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