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#1 Ben Cress

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:29 AM

Hey,

Recently I've had to deal with lots of our clients getting hit by Smart Defrag or viruses like it that hide files and delete all of the start menu shortcuts.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-smart-defragmenter <-- This guide has saved me mucho time, thank you for that!

My question is: When I finish the cleanup of the infection and run unhide.exe I've noticed that the start menu will resume showing the folders but all of the actual shortcuts are missing from the folders still.

I've read through lots of posts by different individuals that you've helped fight the infection and tried all of the tips and tricks I've seen but still have not found the resolution for this issue.

Do you know a quicker way to get the shortcuts back in place than recreating them all?

Thanks in advance,
-Ben
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:34 AM

They can be found in a folder named smtmp inside:

(XP)- C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
(W7)- C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp


These will be there unless you have removed temp files / folders

#3 Ben Cress

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:52 AM

I will give that a run right now - thanks very much for the heads up.
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