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#1 bluemagma

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

I recently got a stupid system check malware. I have completely removed it using the apropriate guide here on bleeping computer. I have run unhide.exe and they are still missing. Here is a little info

my account is the administrator account
doc&settings/myusername/start menu/programs/ all of my icons are fine
doc&settings/all users/start menu/programs/ all of my folders are empty.
System restore is disabled because we are running a universal central backup. (icons were not being backed up)
here are the things that I have tried.

Checked to show hidden objects.
navigated for deleted icons in "Active Undelete Pro"
Checked for hidden files in the recycle bin directory
Checked all temp folders.
Changed the security properties of the all users start menu

It seems as if they have been moved/renamed. Does anyone have any idea on what I could do to try and find these icons and restore them?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

Edit ,,, .
This will restore the default start menu that came with Windows.
Windows XP Pro 32-bit US English
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/fakehdd/winxp-pro-32bit-sm-reset.exe

Edited by boopme, 25 January 2012 - 01:06 PM.

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#3 bluemagma

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:55 PM

Edit ,,, .
This will restore the default start menu that came with Windows.
Windows XP Pro 32-bit US English
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/fakehdd/winxp-pro-32bit-sm-reset.exe



This restored some of my icons. Thank you! Still need my others though. I guess I will just get to work on reinstalling all of my programs or see if I can do a repair under add/remove programs to get the icons back..




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