YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED! Desktop Wallpaper Background

My problem started when I clicked on a link sent on my Yahoo Messenger. It changes my laptop wallpaper to “YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED! System has been stopped due to a serious malfunction. Spyware activity has been detected. It is recommended to use spyware removal tool to prevent data loss. Do not use the computer before all spyware removed.”

I’m trying to remove it in safe mode but I am also having problems, it says “A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer…”

Cannot scan, cannot boot in safe mode, what else to do aside from reformatting my hard drive? I saw in other forum that hard drive can be scan with bootable USB drives. Is this effective in removing Your System Is Infected wall paper background? If you have any suggestion kindly post the solution. Thanks a lot.


  1. zuma

    I also have this issue on a pc, can not run anything. I removed drive and scanned on other sys with Malwarebytes and it removed files but when I boot back to drive it re infects most like ly due to registry I need to find the virus reg entry on the drive and edit on other pc where will it be in the reg.

    Thnks anybody

  2. realtime

    a link from gave me a message on my screen to call 844-213-5155. I could not close the tab, so I closed Chrome. I run Ubuntu 16.04 and I am glad I do. I heard it may be called a blackmail virus to force calling the no.

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