Stupid Desktop Items :-s

Twisted Murderer

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Well today I found on my Desktop some Items I couldn't delete. With nothing I tried for example I tried Ad-Aware, Spybot and Hitman Pro. Nothing Helped. Again it's a fact that Windows is big crap. Now I even hate Micro$$$$$$$oft more. Here's a Pic of those items.

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sdm

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I'm not sure what Spyware you have on your system, but I wouldn't say it's fair to blame Microsoft. You really have to accept dodgy plug-ins or open e-mails to get these problems.

Judging from the items in your system tray, you have Windows Updates to do, and you have no Anti-virus and possibly no firewall (unless your behind a hardware / software firewall elsewhere).

If you can find any names for the software that's been installed, I'd suggest Googling for it to locate a patch or fix.
 

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Twisted Murderer said:
K thx Stu. But If I use Hitman Pro it shut down IE explorer and guess what those Items are gone. But after I finished with that Hitman Pro thing they come back.

Somebody else found a link to delete them. Gonna put the link so if anybody got the smae problem he also can remove that crap.

Link :

http://66.220.17.157/help.html#uninstall
Nice one man (y)

What's Hitman Pro by the way?
 

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i had a similar problem recently with icons suddenly appearing on my desktop, which came back every time i restarted the computer. Even worse though, this spyware actually changed my dial up connection settings to dial a premium rate number ISP - which kept the same name & user ID as the last ISP so the only way you knew was the different ringing tones coming out of your modem :shrug:

im 99.9% sure i didnt have to accept or open anything to get that spyware - although i did foolishly have my firewall turned off while visiting a *speciality* website :D
 

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Twisted Murderer said:
Again it's a fact that Windows is big crap. Now I even hate Micro$$$$$$$oft more.
Tired of windows? Install linux. Fedora for example:
http://fedora.redhat.com/

It has great support community and it gets better every year (new releases come in 6 months period).

I have used it for 4 months already and I am very happy with it. Don't want to use windows any more.
 

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No need to get rid of Windows - get Firefox. No more spyware or adware 'by accident'. Add a freeware firewall and you should be fine.

However if you download 'freeware' that is actually 'spyware' you'll still get into trouble.

Spybot Search & Destroy PLUS Ad-aware should get rid of everything but you need to close down your browsers and connection while they run. You might need to put in a few runs before everything is purged.
 
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