An interesting thing happened while I was surfing the web last week. I came upon a website that was all about FFXIV wallpapers and they had hundreds of them, as well as art from previous games. It was fascinating to see the different world map themes they used, and I especially liked their underwater pictures. It almost made me wish I was an underwater game character myself!
When I first started playing this game, I didn't think too much of it. It's a new MMORPG, so I figured there wouldn't be that many interesting backgrounds or images. In fact, when I finished up my first day, I turned on the computer and got a message saying “Sorry, you already have an existing wallpaper in your computer.” That caught me off guard, since I hadn't spent any time looking at the game, and it wasn't something I was expecting to see.
I quickly realized, however, that they were actually giving me one of their superb images, and I couldn't wait to get it set up on my computer. My first thought was that they must be incredibly lucky to have so many images, but it turns out they weren't that lucky. They actually used a virus to install the backgrounds and images on my computer! This was a big shock, considering that FXIV is such a popular game. Now I had to get this virus removed and play the game without the amazing backgrounds.
The good news is that I was able to get rid of the virus in no time at all. It was so easy, in fact, that I'm pretty sure I could do it by myself. I just downloaded a program to remove the offending files and I was back to normal. (I should probably tell you I've been playing this game a lot more lately, so I won't mention it much here). But I should tell you, if you ever come across a similar problem, it's not hard to remove the file.
This virus is basically the same as the spam we get every day. It arrives in your email boxes, it shows up on your screen, and sometimes it even shows up in your SMS messages. It's annoying and it's completely unnecessary. There are ways to get rid of it, and one way is to clean out your system and clear any background clutter.
To fix the problem, you just need to download one of the various free FXIV cleaner files. This software will scan through your entire PC and delete anything else that might be hiding on there. Some programs will even fix the wallpaper if it's stuck on your PC. And yes, that includes the ffxiv wallpaper. If you have any other ffxiv wallpapers on there, they'll be there too, but they won't be fixed.
So, to recap. You see a funny virus on your PC and you want to get rid of it. The best way to do this is to use a free tool to remove the virus, and then download one of the ffxiv wallpapers from a reputable wallpaper website. Once you've got the wallpaper loaded up, you just need to close down your computer. Click the “forward” button on your keyboard and type “control C”. You should see the control panel window pop up.
Now, click on the tab “Wallpapers”, select your new wallpaper and save it to your desktop. That's it – you've now successfully uninstalled ffxiv and put it away for good. It may take a while for the ffxiv wallpapers to load up on your computer, and if they don't you could try saving them to another computer (preferably an external drive). When you're satisfied with the results, save the Wallpaper tab to the desktop and repeat the process for any other backgrounds you want. It's that simple and it's free!