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#1 dcmadden

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:41 AM

Hi There,

I was recently the victim of the dreaded windows recovery virus. That was fine I have removed the virus from the box no problems,
However it managed to corrupt the Start Menu. The Start menu contents is gone never to be seen again, I have checked every where. I believe this sorry excuse for malware has deleted it during the infection.
I know other people have had the same issue, here is the latest topic on the subject start menu problem

The question I have is can I regenerate my start menu based on the applications I have installed? If I can how would I go about doing this?

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#2 SweetTech

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:48 AM

dcmadden,

Could you please provide me with a full list of what folders in your All Programs in the Start Menu are empty?

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:55 AM

Hi

Here is the listing, when in cmd all of them say modified 12/5/11 which would be the date I had the virus. All of the Directories remained, however the contents .exe etc, have been deleted.

Accessories
Administrative Tools
Adobe
Alice Greenfingers 2
Alice Greenfingers en Espaņol
ASUS
ASUS Utility
AVS4YOU
BitTorrent
BlackBerry
CalorieKing
Catalyst Control Center
DOSBox-0.74
FileZilla FTP Client
Game Park
Games
GOM Player
Intel PROSet Wireless
JMicron
Lavasoft
Maintenance
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Live Add-in
Microsoft Silverlight
Mozilla Firefox
SRS Labs
Startup
Vancouver 2010
VideoLAN
Windows Live
WinRAR

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

Hi Damo!

Please visit this link here

Scroll down to Option 1.

Follow the instructions outlined there.

If you need to restore the items in your other User Account Start Menu, then please proceed with Option #2.

Scroll down to Option 2.

You will want to make sure that you click on the download button that is below the version of Windows 7 that you have.

Follow the rest of the instructions in that post. The last thing you should follow is Step #8.

The above should bring back the default items for the version of Windows you have.

I need some time to think in regards to the other ones.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:22 AM

Hi SweetTech,

I followed the instructions and I have the default items back. Sweet.

I also tried createing a new Admin profile to see if it would populate a new start menu, but my assumption was wrong. If you can work out how to get the third party programs back, I will be for a while at least in your debt.


Thank you so much for your help.

Damo

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:46 AM

>>If you can work out how to get the third party programs back, I will be for a while at least in your debt<<

Easy-Peasy! This should help:

How to Add or Delete Start Menu All Programs Shortcuts in Windows 7 http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/296-start-menu-all-programs-add-delete-shortcuts.html

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:06 PM

What version of MS Office do you have?

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