McAfee detected "~VJG10lSllqWlb8r" as "Fake Alert!grb" virus type this morning but McAfee indicated it was "deleted" - and a cascade of hard drive pop-ups appeared on the screen - had to go to work so I powered down and figured I'd do a "System Restore to a Previous Date" when I got home...as this has worked A-OK a couple of times over the past year when/if I got something similar - got home - went into Safe Mode and restored to a System Checkpoint about a week ago - rebooted and everything looked OK...for about 10 seconds...then the cascading hard drive errors started popping up again - i then tried starting in safe mode to run a scan - this is where it gets ugly - when it came up in SAFE MODE all my desk top icons are GONE, and the only thing on STARTUP MENU is basically the virus? "Scan Fix" or something - EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING else is G-O-N-E.
So, just how screwed am I - and I had 2-3 months of pics of my 4 and 6 year old on the desk top not backed up (really the only things I care about getting back)...agghhh
Little update....I started up in SAFE MODE and logged on as the administrator and am at least able to connect to IE...now what?....and in the Start Menu it says "No Programs"...I can connect to "My Computer" but the 4 folders in there are empty.
Edited by peteraz, 15 December 2011 - 10:39 PM.