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Help: Start Menu not working after System Fix Attack

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:16 AM


My computer was attacked by the System Fix Virus. I ran a program called Trojan Killer, but it wanted $40 to remove the virus, so I then ran Rkill and Malware bytes. It appeared as though the virus was removed after running those programs. I then ran Unhide which restored my desktop icons, but it did not restore my Start Menu icons. I looked and could not find the smtmp files to restore manually. I don't know how those files could have been deleted, because I didn't run a cleaner during the process. Could someone please help me find a way to restore the Start up icons?


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

I forgot to mention that I am running Windows XP. I'm not sure if all traces of the virus are gone after booting up today.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:35 PM

Update: 11/14/2011

For those of you who no longer have the %Temp%\Smtmp folder, you will not be able to use Unhide to restore your Start Menu items. With this in mind, I have created some scripts to restore the default Start Menu for specific versions of Windows that I have access to.

Unhide.exe - A introduction as to what this program does (scroll down)

Edited by quietman7, 29 November 2011 - 02:36 PM.

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