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Windows Recovery Removal Process Problem


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#1 PostMortem

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

After turning on my pc today i got hit with another one of these malware viruses called "Windows Recovery".
After searching online for possible removals basically told me to use malware bytes to search for malware to remove problem.
So i downloaded malwarebytes which brought up some problems which i then deleted. Windows recovery does not function anymore however is still present on my system, it is still in my all programs section and still a shortcut on my desktop however, neither lead anywhere as it cannot find the files.
I would just delete them to recycle bin however most of my desktop items have still vanished and on Start>All Programs most of my Programs have disapeared, is their anyone that can help me restore my programs so that they appear again and get rid of the rest of this virus that malware bytes no longer picks up

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Dan

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:19 PM

Hi Dan

I have just acquired the same virus - haven't got aroungd to removing it yet. Checking on line, someone posted that it changed items on the desktop to 'hidden'. So I think if you undo that it should restore your missing items.

Steve

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:28 AM

Yep - I've got rid of it but it changes heaps of files & folders to 'hidden', not just on desktop - what a pain!

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

Thanks mate, think i figured it out as well, if you go to your documents and settings on harddrive,right click and hide with all sub folders, everything goes from desktop then if you un tick it again and repeat process everything comes back

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

Thanks Dan - I had to do that as well, but with everything on C:...not just docs & settings - e.g try applying "show hidden files..." from folder options to your other folders off c: (like 'program files' etc) - mine had heaps of folders etc that it had made hidden.




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