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Virus changing user privilages

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    David Guest

    Virus changing user privilages

    A few days ago, My computer got infected with a virus (I don't know which
    one), but my anti-virus system automatically removed it. During the viruses's
    activation process, it changed my background to a plain blue screen. Now,
    whenever I try to change the background, I gat this message: "THIS FEATURE
    HAS BEEN DISABLED please contact your system administrator for details". I am
    the sole account on this computer, and so, I am the admin. I can still access
    admin-level areas, such reg edit, device management, etc, but I can't change
    my desktop background. I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium.

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    Sean Guest

    RE: Virus changing user privilages



    "David" wrote:

    > A few days ago, My computer got infected with a virus (I don't know which
    > one), but my anti-virus system automatically removed it. During the viruses's
    > activation process, it changed my background to a plain blue screen. Now,
    > whenever I try to change the background, I gat this message: "THIS FEATURE
    > HAS BEEN DISABLED please contact your system administrator for details". I am
    > the sole account on this computer, and so, I am the admin. I can still access
    > admin-level areas, such reg edit, device management, etc, but I can't change
    > my desktop background. I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium.

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    Sean Guest

    RE: Virus changing user privilages

    David,
    This has just happened to me EXACTLY thae way you described it.
    Did you ever get a resolution?

    "David" wrote:

    > A few days ago, My computer got infected with a virus (I don't know which
    > one), but my anti-virus system automatically removed it. During the viruses's
    > activation process, it changed my background to a plain blue screen. Now,
    > whenever I try to change the background, I gat this message: "THIS FEATURE
    > HAS BEEN DISABLED please contact your system administrator for details". I am
    > the sole account on this computer, and so, I am the admin. I can still access
    > admin-level areas, such reg edit, device management, etc, but I can't change
    > my desktop background. I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Join Date : Aug 2008
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    vista ultimate x32
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    Re: Virus changing user privilages

    this exact thing happened to me yesterday and I am here trying to figure this out

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    Join Date : Jul 2008
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 8.1.1 ;)
    Local Time: 22:26
    uk uk wales

     

    Re: Virus changing user privilages

    have a look here at the tutorial see if it's something simple.

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    Join Date : Aug 2008
    Posts : 15
    vista ultimate x32
    Local Time: 13:26


     

    Re: Virus changing user privilages

    ok this should help you as the same thing happened to me but you might not like the results if you do not restore as you lose everything. Boot in safe mode and then go into advanced user settings in your system settings . under the advanced tab delete the offending user then go to login screen, this should clear up the problem. Remember to RESTORE

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