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    I had this, the screen made me 'lol' though. Log on to your computer in safe mode and see if you can download Ad-aware as I assume you do not have that either.
    If you can't, download it on someone elses computer, put it on a usb and transfer it that way.

    Format it/system restore and then run ad-aware. Removed mine completely but then if it got onto your computer the same way mine did (as a false virus programme, then tried to remove the 'virus' and obviously you are meant to be tricked into letting it delete files etc but I stopped it before it could do this) you should ask your brother if he let it delete anything because I think that can mess up the system fully.
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    I had this problem and I deleted a folder called 'System32' and it worked for me.
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    Go to your control panel, double click display,click the desktop tab,click customize desktop, click the web tab. uncheck "lock desktop items" if it's checked, The offensive web page should appear there, uncheck it and delete it, close your browser and restart, A reboot "may" be necessary.
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    It's a virus, I've had something like it before. A piece of "anti-virus software" which I had never seen before told me I had 300 trojan viruses, and I had to pay £50 to upgrade to the full version so I could remove them. It locked out all my programs, redirected my internet browser, it was horrible. It's a virus that's designed to make you think it itself is not the virus, it's very clever, don't give any money. The reason that sounds like a malicious program is the part about 'your kids, your wife' - a genuine warning would not mention this, it would just state that there are threats.

    If the program has a name, search "______ removal" on the internet, or something along those guidelines, and see if there is a way to remove it (you can usually delete a folder or a file which will get rid of it).
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    Yeah, mine had this. On a dark blue background with red writing?

    ****ing thing infected like four profiles; I downloaded a free anti-virus software system; poof gone.

    Its just part of a programed virus; your computer does have one and a nasty one; I think its a Trojan virus, or mine was at least, anyway.

    **** head hackers and virus-makers; trying to feel empowered. :rolleyes:
    Which one was it? I've not been able to download anything on my computer for the last few months for some reason. I'll give it a try though...
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    You've go a virus. It's probably stopping you open programmes? The point is to get you to buy the sowtware that its taking you to- thats how the whole thing works. Back up your files/ software on a usb and wipe the drive clean
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    I've had this problem before. Download Microsoft Security Essentials, and also do a search on Google to see if anyone else has had this specific problem, and there should be instructions on how to resolve the issue.
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    (Original post by chaz1992)
    Go to your control panel, double click display,click the desktop tab,click customize desktop, click the web tab. uncheck "lock desktop items" if it's checked, The offensive web page should appear there, uncheck it and delete it, close your browser and restart, A reboot "may" be necessary.
    Sorry, but where abouts is the display tab when I've clicked on control panel?
    Thanks
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    When I die, I am taking my hard drive with me because even beyond the grave, I am afraid of being judged.
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    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    Sorry, but where abouts is the display tab when I've clicked on control panel?
    Thanks
    Under 'Appearance and Themes'
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    open in safe mode - download malwarebytes - run malwarebytes etc.
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    (Original post by Evil Monkey)
    Had to get rid of this a few weeks ago on one of my friends' computer, it's just the latest thing doing the rounds. Go into safemode with networking, get malware bytes, update it and run it, it'll kill it off.
    Yes this was going to be my next suggestion, this has been doing the rounds as I said and this if downloading AV fails usually gets the job done.
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    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    Got my computer back after my brother borrowed it - internet history deleted and this on my desktop:

    WARNING YOUR'RE IN DANGER! YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH SPYWARE!" on your desktop followed by something like "ALL YOU DO WITH COMPUTER IS STORED FOREVER IN YOUR HARD DISK. WHEN YOU VISIT SITES, SEND E-MAILS... ALL YOUR ACTIONS ARE LOGGED. AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE THEM WITH STANDART TOOLS. YOUR DATA IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR FORENSICS. AND IN SOME CASES" "FOR YOUR BOSS, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR WIFE, YOUR CHILDREN. Every sit you or somebody or even something, like spyware, opened in your browsers, with all images, and all downloaded and maybe later removed movies or mp3 songs - ARE STILL THERE and could break your life!" "SECURE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW!" "REMOVE ALL SPYWARE FROM YOUR PC!"

    What do I do? It's only on my user, my sister's isn't affected, but I can't seem to delete my username of the computer. I didn't have antivirus (stupidly) but that was because it kept saying error before when I tried downloading it.
    I've come across sites that claim to get rid of viruses and spyware for a one off payment of about £40, but are any of these sites legit?
    Ah the old scaring you into buying their 'antivirus' tactic.

    I know it well, my girlfriends family are technophobes and almost fell for it, luckily they got suspicious when it asked for card details and I heard about it and got rid of the bloody thing (was stupidly stubborn I think I gave up and system restored in the end it wouldn't even boot at one point.)
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    What operating system are you using?
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    What's with all the "If in doubt, format it!" responses?

    Oh & tell your brother to be more of a responsible internet user. Make sure you have an anti virus on your computer and it's up to date. If he wants to download porn, do it through torrents from a website with a commenting system. Better yet, just stream it, you'll have no problems then. If he wants to download cracks make sure he scans it a few times afterwards.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    I had this problem and I deleted a folder called 'System32' and it worked for me.
    Don't be mean, OP probably would

    OP, sounds like you have some scareware, download malwarebytes and run that to get rid of your virus, then download microsoft security essentials and keep that from now on. The stuff in the popup is BS by the way, so don't worry about that. And regardless of what anyone tells you it is impossible to permanently 'break' a computer, the most you'd ever have to do is replace the hard drive which are very cheap now.

    Also, note that if anything on a computer ever tells you that you're at risk or something terrible will happen to your computer and to fix it you must buy a certain piece of software, that program is almost certainly fake and it will either infect you further, steal your details, or both.
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    (Original post by chaz1992)
    Under 'Appearance and Themes'
    Thanks. It worked until I logged off and logged back on again. Then it just went back to how it was before. I think it's a pretty bad virus...
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    Get some anti-virus software after you've resolved this.
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    (Original post by Tizmo)
    What operating system are you using?
    Windows XP
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    (Original post by KissMyArtichoke)
    Don't be mean, OP probably would

    OP, sounds like you have some scareware, download malwarebytes and run that to get rid of your virus, then download microsoft security essentials and keep that from now on. The stuff in the popup is BS by the way, so don't worry about that. And regardless of what anyone tells you it is impossible to permanently 'break' a computer, the most you'd ever have to do is replace the hard drive which are very cheap now.

    Also, note that if anything on a computer ever tells you that you're at risk or something terrible will happen to your computer and to fix it you must buy a certain piece of software, that program is almost certainly fake and it will either infect you further, steal your details, or both.
    Thanks. I've just downloaded Malwarebytes and am running a scan now. Does the free version get rid of malware too, or does it just detect them?
    Seems like this is the only thing I've been able to download on my computer for months...
 
 
 
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