Some things that have been affected are:
- All program files and documents became hidden and read-only
- the start button had no programs, or documents on it
- all my short cuts were deleted
All of these have since been resolved, but there is still one problem that I am having.
My desktop is locked...
By locked I mean that I can't change the back ground. I can't put any Icons on the Desktop. All the Icons and folders that were on the desktop still appear when I view the desktop through My Computer. But while looking at the desktop with everything else minimized, nothing is there.
I've tried to right click>arrange Icons>Show Icons or whatever it is...but it won't even let me right click on the desktop.
I have AVG Anti-Virus, which didn't pick this virus up at all. So I also downloaded StopZilla, which keeps picking something up:
"Explorer Policies. NoDesktop"
I run StopZilla, it says it removes the "Hijacker", but nothing changes with my desktop.
So I read that I should try to make a regestry Key (or something.. I'm the opposite of computer savy) in Notebook that follows:
Once, I then try to run that..StopZilla comes back up with the same virus: Explorer Policies. NoDesktop
So, Please, if anyone one knows how to eliminate this virus, or whatever I need to do to get it off my PC and allow my desktop to work again.... That would be Amazing!!!!
Edited by hamluis, 15 May 2011 - 12:12 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.