First post - Friend asked me to help with his computer. Said he clicked a link on an email from the USPS and ever since it's been unusable. What I found is many of the personal folders have been hidden, the desktop gone, many processes in the registry point to files and folders that don't exist, and the start menu is gone - at least until I changed it to classic view, and then it's limited. I "unhid" the files, manipulated the registry as much as I knew would be safe, and all I have left (as far as I can tell) is to bring back the start menu. System restore was on, but there were no saved restore points, which I thought was odd, and wondered if they were just "hidden" also, but I couldn't find anything.
I have scanned the computer with Avast, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntispyware, and also used iKill. No spyware or viruses found. This one has me stumped.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 07 December 2011 - 12:37 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.