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XP Recovery Console Virus

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#1 TheKeeper


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:32 AM

The virus made my whole desktop go black, and all of my icons are missing. My taskbar is still there, but like all of my programs are not on there. I'm pretty sure I still have them though, I still have my documents. For some reason the virus made it all hidden, you know the file is transparant. Anyways this fake ''XP Recovery Console'' pop-up comes up and tells me I have all these hard drive connection problems and it's basically ruined. It runs a little fake scanner listing the ''problems.'' It of course wants me to purchase the full version of the program that will fix everything. So it's pretty obvious that it's a virus. I do have ComboFix on my desktop so if I could at least get that to work I would probably be okay. But I tried going to Control Panel, Display, Customize Desktop, Web. And I am supposed to uncheck everything except Desktop. But the only thing there is My Computer and it's already unchecked. So no luck there. Also I went to ''Qouoo'' or something like that, to look for my desktop.ini file, but that's totally gone too. I then tried to open up Task Manager to run explorer.exe or something just so I can get to my desktop, but I get a message saying it's blocked by the administrator. I tried running gpedit.msc, but it says it can't find it. I pretty sure I don't even have it. I also went into regedit and deleted the ''DisableTaskManager'' value. First I set it to ''0'' and restarted, then I deleted it. It still says it's blocked. I can't get to the task manager, i don't have gpedit, nothing is working. All I need is acess to my desktop then I could run ComboFix. Thank you in advance.

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