Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:20 PM
I was infected with the Security Check virus. Before I went on line and found the instructions for removing this virus I Restored to a previous version from 12/30 (2 months ago). This seemed to do the trick. All many of my files could now be seen. Some were still hidden so I ran unhide and that fixed that problem. I tried following the removal instructions for Security Check. I ran RKILL and there were no services stopped. I ran Malwarebytes and it didn't find anything. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and it didn't find anything either. I am still having 2 problems:
1. It looks like all my files are Read Only, even when I create a new file it is Read Only
2. I'm getting an error trying to open several files (mostly in the Documents and Settings and Users folders). The folders getting the error all have a square with and arrow in the left hand corner (like they are shortcuts?). When I try to open them I get and an error that Access is Denied, however, I can get to these folders from within applications, just not Windows Explorer.
I'm not sure what to do next. If anyone has ideas I will be forever grateful. Thanks!