Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
Hello all, Great webpage and thanks for the help!!!
My computer was recently infected by the Smart HDD virus/malware on my HP laptop using Windows 7. I followed the "Remove Smart Hdd (Uninstall Guide" from this site. One important note, I DID run a Temp file cleaner when the infection first happened, prior to finding this site telling me NOT TO!!
Summary I ran 1)Rkill, 2)TDSS rootkit, 3)Malwarebytes, 4)Un-hide.exe
After doing 1-4 above, my computer seems back to normal except I dont have the files under the start menu/all programs, all folders are empty (i.e. office suite, HP Help and Support.......). I was able to open a photo using microsoft picture editor,so it appears the programs are still loaded, just hidden from the folders?
I just downloaded SUPERantiSpyware and am currently running the scan.
Also, I still have a "Data_Recovery" icon on my desktop? When I view properties for this icon I get "C:\programData\Kra6Nn3Bfwgn2u.exe", and if I select any other tabs on from the properties box I get a popup that says "The name C:\programData\Kra6Nn3Bfwgn2u.exe specified target box is not valid"? Can I assume the file is gone and just delete this Icon??
Thanks again for your help!