I had a malware virus and now I cannot change my desktop background, how can I fix this?

My best friends mother used to be a librarian (so she has some knowledge about computers with windows 7... definitely more than what I have)  and she was able to quarenteen the virus. All of my files became hidden and I had a picture of Jake Gyllenhaal up as the background before the virus hit. The picture stayed, and now it won't leave even after the virus was quarenteened and such.  I've tried multiple times to go into the whole "change background" thing but nothing seems to work....I don't really mind having Jake as my background but he's over stayed his welcome, and quite frankly i'm getting sick of him at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!

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Last updated March 19, 2018 Views 541 Applies to:


I would suggest you to follow the steps below:

Method 1:

Download and run free online Microsoft Safety Scanner follow the link below to run Microsoft safety scanner:


Method 2:

If the above step fails create new user account and check if the issue occurs follow the steps in the following link below to create new user account:


Method 3:

If you are able to start service in new user account fix corrupt user account follow the steps in the link below to repair corrupt user account:


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