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Windows XP Recovery Virus


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#1 LMull

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:12 AM

I recently got the Windows XP Recovery Virus on my computer and like many others on this forum had my Programs in the Start Menu showing up empty. Yesterday, I found them all in the following location on my c: drive

c: Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\1

I was able to copy all items from this directory and then just pasted them back to the correct directory (Start Menu on my c: drive) and now all my programs on the start menu are no longer empty.

Hopefully this helps others having this same issue.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:15 PM

I don't know if I would have done that...did you do a Google search for the folder indicated...to see what it might represent?

Reason I ask is that path on my system...does not include a folder labeled smtmp.

I don't know if that's significant, but the only other readable/valid reference I find to such folder...is at http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=d53a228938822dd04236ed9a76891951 .

I would be concerned since that folder seems (my uneducated opinion) to have been created as a consequence of some malware item...at least, that's the interpretation I give it.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 18 May 2011 - 01:16 PM.





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