Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:31 PM
First of all, many thanks to the contributors here who share their expertise to help others who are less knowledgable (in my case, much less knowledgable). Last week, my desktop computer became infected with the SMART HDD virus, and I was able to use the instructions provided here to fix the problem, and then to further resolve an issue with Google search redirects.
My first questions as a forum member have to do with cleaning up from the SMART HDD virus.
Although I don't appear to be suffering any more negative effects of SMART HDD, when I click on "START," and then "ALL PROGRAMS," there is a SMART HDD folder among the listed programs, with two subfolders, one titled simply "SMART HDD," and the other called "Uninstall SMART HDD," with a small icon of the Recycle Bin. Can I, and should I, delete these folders? Should I click on the "Uninstall SMART HDD" folder to get rid of these files, or should I delete them into the Recycle Bin, and then empty the Recycle Bin?
I am running Windows XP Home with SP3 and IE8. Again, thanks for sharing the knowledge.