Got "Windows Diagnostic" virus, it was that scareware stuff, telling me that my hard drive is over heating, and a million pop ups and that my world is imploding.
I followed your instructions in the tutorial and it seemed to get rid of it. no more pop ups or warnings.
After removal all my folders were missing. Gone, the desktop only had like 3 icons, like a new computer.
I ran a system recovery to an earlier date, everyting reappeared, all my folders and icons are there, but they are all empty. All my folders with files for my vinyl sticker cutter are empty,my movie folders, picture folders, every folder is there but empty. If I do a search for a file, its finds it, and it shows the location of it, which shows it in its proper folder, but if you go there.. no files. Again if I search for it, it finds it and I can open the file, so I know they are there somewhere.
Also seem to have a redirector thing too. If i use google, and search for say "bleeping computer" and click on one of the choices, it take me somewhere else like southwesttrainging dot com and to computershopper dot com but if I type bleepingcomputer into the address bar direct it goes there.
Any and all help would be great!
In summary id like to:
1.Find all my files and get them back into their folders
2. remove the redirector
3. speed up old computer it boots up slow, and there are processes running that i have no idea if they are legit or what.
thanks everyone! Tell me what to do!
Edited by hamluis, 16 April 2011 - 01:48 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.