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Also, all my documents, all programs, etc are eithere missing or hidden. I was able to remove most of the problem manually once I set unhide on the invisible files and could see where I was going once again and allow search to john says: June 12, 2011 at 8:04 pmthis is one mean ugly virus - people who do this sort of thing should be terminated. KIm Hartshorn says: May 28, 2011 at 2:04 pmquestions about suspect registry data that i have found:in HKCU…./policies/system there is a setting called "disableregistrytools"in in HKCU…./policies/explorer there are settings for nodesktop

Go to Registry Editor and remove all the registry entries:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Those people should really not be using computers because they are obviously unskilled to operate it properly. Then you say "Don't you have it backed up?"...............The reply goes something like..............."No". Heather says: May 26, 2011 at 7:58 pmWhat can I do if I can't even do a system restore?

I am runnin XP - the windows restore points would not work - because one of my drives was not set for restoring - or something - goes through the whole I'm still working on my desktop… Terry says: April 28, 2011 at 2:14 amVery Helpful, "un-hiding" the files gave me confidence that all the data/programs are there and not lost forever. you should be able to see your files. Register a free account to unlock additional features at Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers.

While still on Windows Explorer, click on the drive (C: or D:). Be a column B person on purpose and just do it.

November 22, 2014 Øyvind Granberg Ye of little faith ... I'll have to unhide everything which will be a pain but at least it's clean.By the way, to view your hidden files, just open my computer from the start menu > Julie says: June 20, 2011 at 6:06 pmExcellent!

Select ALL of these shortcuts and copy / paste to (using XP) C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.Inside the 4 folder were the desktop items that should be copied to C:\Documents Pete says: April 23, 2011 at 8:58 pmI got hit with this last night but, with the help found here, I was able to clean it up without much trouble. In Run, type msconfigBut unlike previous suggestions, dont go to the startup program list. John says: May 8, 2011 at 7:35 pmIt was very helpful Ruth says: May 8, 2011 at 11:25 pmI opened in safe mode and did exactly as you said above but

How do I unhide them??? Boring stuff! Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * about precisesecurityA trusted and "safe to browse" computer security web site. It takes minutes for a recursive attrib - command to clear things up - so I just don't know when or how this program did this without me noticing.

Go to Some methods of reinstalling Windows won't wipe your personal files, but it's always good to be safe. This is important if you have paid for apps etc. Mike says: May 30, 2011 at 12:51 amHere's what I did.Boot into safe mode w/ networking download and run malwarebytes in full mode reboot that seemed to get rid of the

Select "Enable Safe Mode with Networking" or number 5.h) Windows will now boot on Safe Mode with Networking. Check This Out This is a problem for many different reasons. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ‘0? I don't understand how I could have gotten the horrible virus, worm or whatever it was.

Now everything is back.Hope that will be of use to someone. This follow video will tell you what you need to get rid of this. Some procedures involve a simple virus scan, while others require offline scans and advanced recovery of your files. Source Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware. - Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard. - In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter.

i can run tools/view/unhide etc but makes no difference, cannot get them back and cannot find explorer.exe, aLSO PULLS UP RANDOM WEB SITES ON A SEARCH.i have several VALID SYSTEM restore The restore points are created from normal use. Kevin says: May 27, 2011 at 2:13 amJust so you know, your first step, "1.

One was a fresh install with all my important progs on it, the other cumulative.The problem now with reinstalling is the gigabytes of updates that Windows (7) sends.

recycle bin now back on desktop. 18 laptop is working as it should but obviously missing some data especially photos…doing a search of the hard drive for .jpg files only turned I think I have the Windows Recovery Virus Started by MaryAnnH , Apr 18 2011 01:24 PM Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next This topic is locked 31 replies Bev says: May 16, 2011 at 11:31 pmOne more note - while my computer is running fine, I've had iexplore open up on it's own 3 times and starts running a Vincent says: April 24, 2011 at 12:42 amGot rid of windows recovery with anti mal ware, however missing all pictures and documents if anybody knows how to retrieve them back please

Shadow Volume Copies is part of Windows’ System Restore feature. To learn more and to read the lawsuit, click here. reinstall and get nowhere in your life ...

November 22, 2014 Bruce Benson First I agree that nuking and reinstalling is a pain. Look under your profile, then local or local settings (depending on if you are running XP/Vista/Win 7), then you should see a folder named smtmp.

still missing start menu itemsfinally navigated to My Computer, Documents and Settings, right-click on [the username you're logged on as], uncheck the hidden box, apply changes to this folder, subfolder and I also managed to get back my files and folders including my quick start menu. Kapat Daha fazla bilgi edinin View this message in English YouTube 'u şu dilde görüntülüyorsunuz: Türkçe. just click on " My Computer" Then go to "tools", "folder options" then "view"Scroll down and uncheck "Dont show hidden files folders or drives"click "OK" and close My Computer.

Another tech worked on the first one and I had no luck repairing it, saved the customer's data and did a reload. When I clik on start, all programs stills says it's empty. First thing I did was disconnect the internet, then boot to safe mode and run Windows Restore to restore the settings to a date about a week and a half previously Good luck to all!