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rootkit removed but explorer windows opening and not displaying


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#1 catmanmike

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:37 PM

Hi All,

I had a rootkit - Win32/Olmarik - according to eset. I used an eset removal tool to get rid of it. I ran Malwarebytes originally and removed some viruses. I then did a complete scan with AVG 2012 including a rootkit scan and it found nothing. I then ran the eset removal tools for Win32/Olmarik and it was removed.

Files and folders were hidden. I ran unhide (much better than using attrib!) and got the files and folders viewable again.

However, if you try to double click a folder or open something like the control panel, it's window never displays. If you start task manager you'll see the folder or control panel program is running. It's just not displaying. My guess is that some registry settings are mucked up.

Has anyone seen this and know a cure for it?

Thanks!

Mike

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

I found a link that resets windows explorer back to it's default settings which fixed my problem. This is for Win7. Here's the link:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-folder-view-settings-reset-all-default.html

Hope this helps someone else.

Mike

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

Thanks for posting your solution.
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