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Screen background flickering


Author: Yuval Sinay MVP

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Symptoms


1. The Screen background flickering.

2. When you right click on the "Desktop" and choose "Properties" you get a link to

��� "file://c:\windows\Screen.html" instead of the regular "Properties" window.


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Cause


The computer may infected by Trojan horse.�

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Resolution


1. Use "Windows AntiSpyware" to remove Trojan horse.

2. Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

3. a. Review the following registry keys and verity that the registry contain the correct settings.

Note: Not all the keys may appear due operating system and/or application commutability requirements.
�������� Its recommended to export the registry settings before making the changes,


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Desktop\General]
"WallpaperFileTime"=-
"WallpaperLocalFileTime"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Sy
stem]
"NoDispAppearancePage"=-
"Wallpaper"=-
"WallpaperStyle"=-
"NoDispBackgroundPage"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
plorer]
"NoActiveDesktopChanges"=-
"ForceActiveDesktopOn"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"Wallpaper"=-
"WallpaperStyle"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Background"="0 78 152"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\E
xplorer\Run]
"notepad.exe"=-
"notepad2.exe"=-
"winlogon.exe"=-
"paint.exe"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\
Browser Helper Objects\{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF}]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\
Browser Helper Objects\{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFA}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
"SearchAssistant"="http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srcha
sst.htm"
"CustomizeSearch"="http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchc
ust.htm"
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar
=iesearch"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar
=iesearch"
"Search
Page"=http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search
Page"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"
"Search Bar"="Search
Bar"=http://search.msn.com/intl/searchpane/en-au/prov2.htm

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl]
""=http://home.microsoft.com/access/autosearch.asp?p=%s

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\main]
"Search
Page"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"
"Search Bar"="http://search.msn.com/spbasic.htm"
"Use Custom Search URL"= dword:00000000
"Use Search Asst"=-

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\
{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF}]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\
{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFA}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFA}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{357A87ED-3E5D-437d-B334-DEB7EB4982A3}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\VMHomepage]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\VMHomepage.1]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{1E1B2878-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC95951F}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{1E1B286C-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC95951F}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VMHomepage]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VMHomepage.1]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Browser Helper Objecta]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\HTTP\Parameters\S]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\HTTP\Parameters\S]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\SharedAccess\Paramete
rs\r]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Desktop\Components\1]



�� b. Reboot the computer to apply the new settings.

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More information


Protecting against viruses and Trojan horses

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/protect_ff_c_virusw.mspx

Description of the Microsoft Windows registry

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986

How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;322756


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Article Info
Article ID : 555373
Revision : 1
Created on : 7/19/2005
Published on : 7/19/2005
Exists online : False
Views : 384