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recovering from apparent trojan

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#1 Leftyguitar91


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:27 PM

Got a trojan virus of some sort. Installed malwarebites in safe mode w/ networking, deleted virus. Restarted and found all of my programs and files are gone. I thought they were deleted, but I have tried to research this and found they are hidden? Searched under start and found they are apparently hidden, as I can manually find them. How do I "revive" my desktop (also wallpaper) icons, files, etc.? My toolbars and everything are messed up and my background is black. What is the easiest and most affective way to recover from this, cleanly? I've tried to look for answers but there are so many different things people have said and alot of it I consider complicated.

Edited by hamluis, 07 November 2011 - 09:28 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected.

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:10 AM

Hi and Welcome lefty -
Only if you are sure that there is no longer any infections on your system, then follow this link below from Windows 7 forums.
If there is still a chance that you are still infected, do not do this, but post in our Am I Infected section of the Malware removal area.
Un hide files and folders - Windows 7
Let us know if more help is required -
Thank You -

#3 Leftyguitar91

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:15 PM

Well I ran windows defender and ran malware bytes which removed a few things. It seems to be fine other than the layouts and everything are screwed up. And how can I be totally sure that everything is clean? Is running those two enough?

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