aftermath malicious software infestation

By Daz'n'Ash ·
The computer was infected with the malicious Antivirus 2008 (aka anti virus XP, AV 2009) and using Spyware Doctor I successfully removed it, however, now that almost everything is normal again, one thing is still a problem. I cannot restore the active desktop at all. The desktop wallpaper cannot be changed as the selections are all greyed out. How do I fix this?

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See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to aftermath malicious softw ...

Click on Start, Run and type in <b>regedt32</b> and press Enter.
Navigate to this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Right click on System and select Export and then give it a name and Save it. Right click on it again and select Delete.
Close out of the Registry Editor and restart the PC.
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by shhite In reply to See if this will help

In the same path change all the DWoRD values to 0 from 1. An example of what you might see is "NoDispScrSavePage"

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