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    New Lounger
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    Desktop background and screen saver keep changing

    I'm running Win XP Home with automatic updating.

    I've always had my desktop background set to <none> (i.e., BSOD Blue), and my wife has installed a panda-cam screen-saver.

    The desktop background and screen saver have suddenly started changing every few minutes. I've gone into Control Panel | Display and reset the desktop to <none> and pressed "Apply," and done the same for the screen saver, but the settings don't "stick" on the next boot.

    I have cable modem broadband and run Norton Antivirus with an auto-update subscription and a weekly total scan, plus the current free version of ZoneAlarm.

    How do I get off this annoying merry-go-round?

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    Re: Desktop background and screen saver keep changing

    Check what starts automatically on your PC. You can use free utilities such as Sysinternals Freeware - Autoruns or the System Startup tool in Spybot-Search&Destroy (the latter is less comprehensive than the first one, but it gives recommendations about the safety of the entries)

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    Re: Desktop background and screen saver keep changing

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    and my wife has installed a panda-cam screen-saver.

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    I assume this is a separate screen saver program?
    Have you checked for options in that program that may be over riding the Windows settings?
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    Re: Desktop background and screen saver keep changing

    If you can't adjust the setting in the program by right clicking on the desktop, selecting properties>screensaver.settings, I'd suggest that you uninstall the Panda Cam software.
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