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Windows Vista Recovery Virus


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#1 Will L

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

Hi again guys,

Seems I end up coming back here every few months at the moment. I've caught a virus calling itself 'Windows Vista Recovery'. As with most of the viruses I seem to catch, it deleted the useful icons from my desktop (computer, control panel etc) and hid the rest of the files.

I'm running Vista 64 Home Premium.

I've run rkill, mbam, avira antivir and spybot. However, my quicklaunch icons and start menu programs are still hidden even after using unhide.exe. The admin tools folder on the start menu is also empty.

I don't appear to have any system restore points either, which is very annoying.

I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me with this. Also, assuming I can clear this up and get my PC back to normal, can anyone recommend an antivirus that isn't rubbish? I caught this virus after looking at some rather innocuous pictures on a google image search, and Avira Antivir let it through even though I manually updated it this morning.

Thanks in advance,

Edited by Will L, 22 May 2011 - 02:24 PM.


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