Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:04 AM
I've just been infected with Windows System Recovery. I realise something was up as I've been infected with Windows Vista Security not that long ago and didn't buy the program. I used this site previously and my computer was completely recovered, so I ran the same steps again ie RKill and then Malwarebytes and then paniced when after running Malwarebytes for 2 hours, I restated my computer to find all my files missing.
However, I came back to this site and found the specific info on this version of the virus and ran the various programs to unhide my programs, which wer succesfull. However, I still can't get my Start menu and Desktop back to normal.
I've been reading the thread on Windows 7 Recovery and the really helpful posts by Broni, which did help me get my Quickstart Taskbar back, but I just can't seem to get the Desktop or Start menu back to normal. I've tried using the take ownership program, which has not worked. I have also tried the Command promt stuff recommend in post #21, and some files appeared to be copied for the Desktop, but when I've restarted the computer, they are still not there.
I'm running Windows Vista Home premium. I was also running McAfee VirusPlus at the time of both infections, which obviously was completely useless. I've since removed it and at the moment am running Windows Security Essentials as a temp solution. As well as help with the Start menu and Desktop, I would really appreciate any other advice on protecting my computer.
Thanks in advance