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Has my computer been wiped out?

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#1 Mission Man

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:23 PM

I noticed that my laptop with Windows XP was having trouble with Google. Today I ran a google search and started getting redirected to pay sites. I ran malwarebytes and it showed one infection which I selected to fix. I restarted and got a "Windows XP Security Alarm". I ignored this and ran Spybot. While running Spybot, my icons on the desktop began to disappear, then the computer shut down completely. Now I have only the Recycle Bin and Internet Explorer on my desktop and under "all programs" on the start menu, everything except my word processing program is gone. Have I lost most of my OS?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 10 May 2011 - 10:41 PM.
Moved to AII from XP. ~ OB

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