I use Microsoft Security Essentials as protection on my laptop. However, it was infected by a virus (a fake security software). I was able to remove the virus using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. However now I have a strange problem. When Windows (Vista) starts my desktop is completely blank. None of the icons and folders that used to be there are there anymore. Its just the toolbar and a blank desktop. All the software is still present but all the word documents, photos etc... seem to have gone. The weird thing is when I open a word document and go to 'recent documents' I am still able to access some of the missing files. But the folders in which they are supposed to be located are gone. I can't even find them using the search function. But it doesn't seem that the missing files and folders have actually been deleted. Because I have seen the anti-virus software scan them! They just seem to have been hidden. Does anyone know what might be going on here?
Luckily I keep a back-up of all the important stuff so its not a major problem but it still would be nice to get everything back to normal.
Thanks a lot,
Edited by hamluis, 02 May 2011 - 10:57 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.