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Windows 10 - suddenly have browser as background, livid!

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Technology' started by Andy_T, Dec 2, 2017.

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  1. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Hi Folks,

    I am setting up our new game computer, have installed Windows 10, had to upgrade Java and suddenly, everything is bonkers, I can not see my background or icons any more, and can't find how I can turn it off again :mad:

    I HATE THAT CRAP THAT INSTALLS OR CHANGES ITSELF TO "HELP" YOU :mad::mad::mad:

    So ... does anybody have an idea what that might be and how I could get rid of it again?

    Best regards,
    Andy
     
  2. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    This is how my desktop on my PC now looks .... seriously ... upload_2017-12-2_21-47-20.png
     
  3. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    This is how it should look .... (kind of)

    upload_2017-12-2_21-56-49.png
     
  4. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    I suspect either Opera, Chrome or "Chromium" :-(
     
  5. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    OK, could resolve it ... MALWARE, called "Webbar" :-(

    Had been installed when I was downloading some Minecraft stuff for my kids.
    Now I have installed the trial version of a software called "Malwarebytes" that was able to remove a total of 366 background malware entries in my system registry :mad:
     
  6. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    Sadly, I am not very tech savvy but I hope it gets sorted out.
     
  7. Peter

    Peter Famous Member

    Location:
    UK or Spain
    I used to scan my computers regularly for malware etc. using a free program called Spybot but windows 10 gave us Windows Defender and made us too dependent on Microsoft. I hate Windows 10 and would rather use Linux. I do have Ubuntu (Linux) on one laptop but I use Google Earth a lot and can'g get that to work in Ubuntu.
    Thanks to your post I have re-installed Spybot and scanned my computer with it. It has identified (and fixed) an awful lot of spyware and malware!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
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