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VIRUS ALERT! next to clock: Aftermath


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#1 jaf72

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:49 PM

Hello.

A few days ago I accidentally downloaded some malware onto my computer. My computer had slowed to a crawl, I couldn't access my hard drive, I kept getting messages about viruses and spyware and the words "VIRUS ALERT!" appeared next to my clock.

After following some instructions I found on another thread, everything seemed to be back to normal. My computer is working at full speed, the pop-up messages have stopped and the "VIRUS ALERT!" message has disappeared.

But I still can't access my hard drive. Does this mean I'm still infected with something or do I need to sort something out in my computer settings?

I would be very grateful for any help with this.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

What exactly do you mean by "still can't access my hard drive"? Can you provide more information. How are you trying to access the hard drive? Do you get any error messages?
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:15 PM

OK I may have exaggerated a bit when I said "can't access". Sorry
I am still able to get into my drive using the "Run" option in the start menu
I used to be able to get into my hard drive (Drive C) from "My Computer" but the Drive C icon disappeared when the viruses starting messing with my computer. Everything seems to be OK now but the Drive C icon is still missing. The icon for my CD Drive is missing too.
I know it doesn't sound like much but I'm worried that there may still be some sort of threat.

Sorry for any confusion. :thumbsup:

Edited by jaf72, 07 October 2008 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:23 PM

Download and install TweakUI (the download is on the right hand side of the screen). Run TweakUI and then click on My Computer > Drives and place a check next to the drives you want to unhide.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:30 AM

Awesome. :flowers:

Thanks for your help. :thumbsup:




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