Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:03 PM
Thanks to the great writeup on this site I was able to get the Smart HDD virus off of my machine. There are however a few leftover issues that I cannot sort out.
Mainly it's the windows 7 x64 pro taskbar. But first, fyi, the unhide routine did not restore those, or the start menu icons that come with windows 7 which include things like Control Panel, printers, help - those are in a separate vertical bar to the right of All Programs and the Start list. I was able to recover most of that by resetting to defaults.
The taskbar behavior is not like it was before and I have not been able to find any info on getting it back to 'normal'.
Before, all of my pinned items where steadily huddled on the left hand side of the taskbar. If I opened a program via one of those taskbar pinned icons, and then hovered the mouse of the icon, I'd see a preview/thumbnail of the open app, or several thumbnails if I had several word documents open. Any app that opened which was not related to the pinned apps would open with a much larger buttuon in the baskbar with both icon and text on the right/center side of the taskbar (icon and text like the name of the word document).
Now as I open pinned apps, the small pinned icon converts into one of the much larger buttons with icon and document name. It makes finding things in the taskbar chaotic. Right now my taskbar is a big button with icon and text for IE, a tiny firefox icon, a bit button with icon and text, three more small pinned icons, etc. It is no longer predictable where the pinned icons will be placed.
What setting do I use to settle it down? The taskbar was not locked before, I could add to it and adjust easily.